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17 May 2018

How to future proof for Millennials

Millennials, or those born between 1982 and the early 2000s, are fast becoming the next generation of dynamic business owners and entrepreneurs. Professional services firms therefore need to plan their business development and marketing strategy to stay in touch with this key demographic.

16 Jan 2018

R & D tax relief - How best to make a claim

Here Mike Chapman, Director of Corporate Tax, talks about the opportunities with Research and Development tax relief and how best to make a claim.

29 Nov 2017

Developments in the Targeted Anti-Avoidance Rule (The TAAR)

Mike Chapman, Corporate Tax Director has contributed to this month’s Tax Talks Newsletter by the UK200 Group, the UK’s leading quality assured membership association of independent accountants and lawyers. In the article Mike discusses TAAR, Corporate ‘phoenixism’ and HMRC guidance.

26 Sep 2017

Five Reasons to Network In-Person

Everyone knows that networking allows businesses to share knowledge, generate potentially opportunities, make important connections and raise their profile.

20 Jul 2017

6 things you should know about Making Tax Digital - from Andrew Jackson, Chair of UK200Group Tax Panel

The Treasury have just announced that MTD is to be deferred. They’ve not given many details as yet, and looking at what they have said, there are some grey areas.

22 Jun 2017

Distributions in a winding up - continued uncertainty

As part of the UK200 Group our experts here at Knill James are regularly asked to write on specialised topics in relation to the Finance sector.

26 May 2017

UK200 Group – General Data Protection Regulations, Risk Update from Ntegrity

This update is produced by Gary Horswell, MD of Ntegrity who are UK200Group Business Partners specialising in PII, cyber, directors & officers liability and other closely related areas too.

05 May 2017

How much is my business worth?

A seemingly straightforward question, and I always wish that I could give my clients an equally straightforward answer.

28 Apr 2017

Making Tax Digital plan dropped from Finance Bill

It was announced yesterday that the Government are to drop the Making Tax Digital (MTD) plans from the Finance Bill. Our Partner Nick Rawson reacts with his comments on the dropping of HMRC’s controversial digitalisation plans;

09 Mar 2017

Budget 2017 – Reactions from the Tax Team

On the eve of his first full Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond received the welcome news from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that their forecast for growth in the UK economy for 2017 had been revised upwards from 1.2% to 1.6%.

24 Nov 2016

Autumn Statement 2016: Key Points of Interest

Following the shocks of the Brexit referendum, a Donald Trump presidency and Leicester City winning the Premier League maybe we were due for something a little less exciting. Philip Hammond in his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor certainly gave a ‘business as usual’ offering, presumably hoping that the relatively encouraging UK post-Brexit economic performance could be maintained despite the possibility of turbulent times ahead.

28 Oct 2016

Airbnb: The tax implications

Airbnb is a website that offers a way of earning money from your property by renting it out temporarily.

27 Sep 2016

The rise of viticulture – the tax implications for start-ups

The desire to buy local produce, and the growing ‘slow food’ movement, have resulted in increased custom for many food and drink producers in the UK over the last few years. Changes in the UK’s climate, which has seen weather conditions rival that of France’s renowned wine regions, have helped the UK’s wine industry in particular.

01 Sep 2016

Workplace Pension Auto Enrolment

Did you know that the law states that employees must be able to obtain a Workplace Pension when working for an organisation in the UK? The first question that needs to be answered is ‘Who is entitled to a Workplace Pension?’

30 Aug 2016

Considerations for GP Practice Mergers

According to NHS England, there has been a national increase in the number of GP practices merging. The NHS Five Year Forward View sets out the need for practices to come together to explore new, innovative ways of delivering Primary Care at scale.

26 Aug 2016

Brighton Business School - Knill James Prize Winners Announced

Supporting the future generation is an important part of our ethos at Knill James. We were therefore delighted to be given the opportunity to attend and sponsor this year’s University of Brighton Business School Prize Giving & Excellence Awards.

05 Aug 2016

Is a Charity ‘in Business’ in the VAT man’s eyes?

‘Business’ is an important concept in VAT as it determines if VAT must be charged and if it can be recovered. Commercial organisations are generally clearly in business, but very often a charity will undertake non-business activities.

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Off-payroll working in the private sector

HMRC has launched a consultation.

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