Bringing you all the latest business and tax insights

Brought to you by head of Audit, Assurance & Accounting Jez Filley in conjunction with specialist Partners across Blick Rothenberg. We will regularly review the latest business and tax matters affecting our clients and bring you our insight.

Intended to be a two-minute read, the Spotlight On series is designed to help you remain compliant and make you aware of the planning areas that could improve your cash flow.

If you would like to discuss any of the guidance or articles below, please get in touch with your usual Blick Rothenberg contact or contact us.

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VAT & Barter Transactions

13 September 2022

In this edition, VAT Partner Simon Newark looks at an often overlooked, unusual VAT consequence of many common business transactions, particularly in the property sector.

Spotlight on… How the reforms to R&D tax relief may affect you

How the reforms to R&D tax relief may affect you

9 August 2022

In this edition, Corporate Tax Partner Neil Insull looks at R&D tax relief and the significance of potential changes for those who outsource R&D work.


Are business lunches tax-free for employees?

27 June 2022

In this edition, Global Mobility Director Robert Salter looks at the need for employers to have a far greater understanding of when employees can or cannot claim for business lunches.

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Employment Related Securities reporting

4 May 2022

In this edition we look at ERS and the obligations you need to be aware of before the upcoming reporting deadline of 6 July 2022.


Tax rates for business owners

24 February 2022

In this edition Marc Levy looks at the impact of the new Health and Social Care Levy on tax rates for business owners and what you need to know before the changes come into effect from 6 April 2022.

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Electric cars

24 January 2022

In this edition Employment Tax specialist Jo How and VAT Partner Simon Newark are talking about electric cars.

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Upcoming changes to R&D

2 December 2021

Robert Harness looks at the upcoming changes to R&D tax relief and what you need to know before the changes come into affect from April 2023.

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Tax-efficient investment opportunities for UK employees and directors

20 September 2021

Simonne Inarejos and Tim Shaw provide an overview of how growth shares work and how they are treated for tax purposes.

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Corporate Interest Restriction rules

25 August 2021

Ravi Singh Basra and Tim Shaw provide an overview of the Corporate Interest Restriction rules.

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Raining Funds using EIS or SEIS

4 August 2021

Corporate Tax Partner, Tim Shaw provides a reminder and in depth look at raising funds using EIS or SEIS.

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Working from home allowances

13 July 2021

Employment Tax specialist Jo How looks at the working from home tax relief and how you can apply.


Enterprise Management Incentive schemes

15 June 2021

Head of Corporate Tax, Genevieve Morris takes an in-depth look at Enterprise Management Incentive Schemes.

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Intercompany Loans

26 April 2021

Corporate Tax Partner Heather Self takes a look at intercompany loans and how to avoid a nasty tax charge.

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Extension of the loss relief rule

7 April 2021

Neil Insull discusses the decision to extend the loss relief rule which will allow a carry back of trading losses for three years instead of one year.

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Super-Deduction Capital Allowances

16 March 2021

Head of Corporate Tax Genevieve Morris discusses a new “super-deduction” and how the relief will be operated.

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Employee ownership trusts

25 January 2021

Contemplating the sale of your company by way of an exit or business succession transaction? James Pilbeam explains how employee ownership trusts could help.


Research & Development Tax Credits for SMEs

7 January 2021

Neil Insull explores the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Tax implications for businesses of alternatives to Christmas parties

10 December 2020

With company Christmas parties not possible as a result of social distancing rules, what can businesses do instead?


Brexit changes to loans and dividends between the UK and EU

26 November 2020

Do you need to review any loans with EU group companies, or consider paying dividends from EU subsidiaries, as a result of Brexit?

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Capital Gains Tax simplifications recommended by OTS in new report

16 November 2020

Last week, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published its report on simplifying the CGT regime. Corporate Tax partner, James Pilbeam, looks at the proposals and the potential impact for entrepreneurs and business owners.

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The Annual Investment Allowance extension

11 November 2020

The increased cap on the Annual Investment Allowance has been extended to 31 December 2021, but what does this mean for businesses? Our Corporate Tax partner Genevieve Morris explains all.

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Companies accruing large holiday pay amounts need to understand the tax implications

11 November 2020

Are you currently preparing your accounts and tax provisions, and notice a large holiday pay accrual on your balance sheet? If so, you need to understand the tax treatment and implications of the accrual, says Genevieve Morris.

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