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  • Shares trump cash for retaining employees


    Blick Rothenberg partner Genevieve Moore said: " For some employees, a job offer isn't worth considering unless it comes with a share option plan, which may be due to how people have benefited substantially from share options in previous employers as they were acquired by the tech giants.

    "It is great to see that the number of EMI plans and other tax advantageous share plans in operation remains high, as they are one of the few tax efficient methods available to incentivise staff. Not only are these share plans provided for in tax law, meaning their use is absolutely legal, but the Government is actively encouraging employee ownership and participation in the companies they work for."

    She added: " Employees who are entrepreneurial enough to structure part of the remuneration package as share options, rather than a typical cash salary and bonus, may have less to take home today, but could be the next overnight millionaires in the future."

    Source: HR Director
  • I'm getting divorced. Will I have to pay tax on the settlement?


    "Transfers completed within the tax-year of separation are viewed as "no gain/no loss". It's useful if you separate in May but not such good news if you split up at the end of March," said Suzanne Briggs, director at Blick Rothenberg. 

    Source: The Daily Telegraph
  • Cash no longer key to retaining employees, shares count too


    Genevieve Moore, a tax partner at Blick Rothenberg sadi: "Employees who are entrepreneurial enough to structure part of the remuneration package as share options, rather than a typical cash salary and bonus, may have less to take home today, but could be the next overnight millionaires in the future.

    "An EMI plan is aimed at smaller, growing businesses and typically introduced by entrepreneurial, privately
    owned companies who want to recruit or retain key managemen. They are an exceptionally tax efficient and inexpensive arrangement to adopt, and prove highly effective to the retention and the recruitment of employees, particularly if the company is in its early stages of operation and not able to offer large cash bonuses to recruit talent."

    Source: Fresh Business Thinking
  • HMRC on the prowl over summer sports property lets


    Stefanie Stapleton, personal tax manager at Blick Rothenberg, said: “The rise of websites such as Airbnb demonstrates the popularity of short-term lets and taxpayers should bear in mind that, if potential customers can see their advertisements online, so can HMRC.”

    Source: Taxation
  • “I want to buy my son a house. Can I use a trust to avoid the stamp duty surcharge?”


    Nimesh Shah, partner at Blick Rothenberg, said you might want to consider setting up a "lifetime interest" trust to make the purchase. 

    Source: The Daily Telegraph
  • Receipts break £5bn mark for first time


    Paul Haywood-Schiefer, assistant manager at Blick Rothenberg said: “Over the past few years, the government has introduced several measures, such as restricting the deductibility of certain debt, and these, together with rising house prices, are now beginning to bear fruition. We expect the government will see a steady growth in inheritance tax over the forthcoming years.”

    Source: Taxation
  • UK consumers could pay less for e-books following EU vote


    Alan Peace, VAT partner at Blick Rothenberg, said: "The newspaper and book industry, not to mention Kindle and other suppliers of e-books, will be waiting with baited breath to learn what the UK Government decides to do on the issue.”

    Source: Business Matters Magazine
  • Further non-dom rule delays 'disastrous' amid UK election fears


    Robert Pullen, senior manager at accountancy firm Blick Rothenberg, said non-doms are in a "very difficult position" following the last-minute delay, particularly if the new rules are postponed until next year.

    "Deferring the rules being introduced until 6 April 2018 would be disastrous for those non-domiciled individuals
    who were readying themselves for the changes and arranging their tax affairs accordingly," he told International Adviser.

    Source: International Adviser
  • How your quoted share are taxed


    Frank Nash explains how to be tax-efficient when it comes to shareholdings.

    Source: Investors Chronicle
  • Labour's land value tax unlikely to apply to gardens


    Frank Nash, tax partner at UK accountancy firm Blick Rothenberg, told International Adviser it is "very unlikely" a land value tax would apply to taxpayer's gardens, explaining such a move as "counterproductive".

    Frank added: "It's more likely aimed at developers, who are perceived to be sitting on land and waiting for prices to rise before building so the politicians would say 'if you're going to do sit on land for 10 years then we're going to tax you'."

    Source: International Adviser
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