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  • £4bn windfall for HMRC


    Blick Rothenberg partner Simon Wagman said, 'Although headline corporation tax rates have decreased over recent years, the tax collected from corporation tax has continued to increase by some 25% over three years.'

    Source: Taxation
  • Is building on the Green Belt the only way to solve the housing crisis?


    Rick Behan, partner at Blick Rothenberg said, ‘UK Residential property is viewed as a sound investment. The result has been a supply squeeze and an unprecedented inflation of prices. The Government’s initiatives on SDLT, mortgage interest relief, ATED and international treaty alterations from the 2016 Finance Bill, together with the uncertainty around Brexit, have only made a difference at the very top of the London residential market. This should, in time, feed down the chain and alleviate some of the pressures. Only time will tell if this alone is enough.’

    Source: Economia
  • Charitable consultation


    Robin Marks, trust assistant manager at Blick Rothenberg said, ‘It has been more than 20 years since the last in-depth review of the taxation of charities and their available reliefs. This is particularly surprising when such reliefs are worth an estimated £3.77bn a year to charities and £1.47bn for individual donors.’

    Source: Taxation
  • The impacts of paying for the NHS over the next 15 years


    Robert Pullen, Director at Blick Rothenberg said, 'We have calculated the impact for an employed worker who is not at retirement age. It would mean extra tax of £892 for someone on £25,000 (3.5 percent effective tax rate) up to £11,747 for someone on £200,000 (5.9 percent effective tax rate).' Robert added, 'For the £25k earner, that equates to £17 per week or £74 per month and for the £200k earner £226 and £979 respectively.'

    Source: HR Director
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Royal Wedding gift bag madness: Bids on eBay reach £21,400


    Nimesh Shah, a partner at Blick Rothenberg said, 'Any apparent misalignment is likely to be investigated by HMRC – particularly if the tax at stake is significant.'

    Source: Daily Express
  • Royal wedding bells ring in tax liabilities


    Nimesh Shah, partner at Blick Rothenberg, said, ‘Residents of Windsor will naturally find their properties in high demand this weekend. 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: CCH Daily
  • How woods can be tax-free


    Frank Nash, partner at Blick Rothenberg said, ‘Getting professional advice from a land agent with woodlands experience is essential, not only to make a good initial investment, but to assist  with any business plans that will support the case for IHT relief.’

    Source: Investors Chronicle
  • Mental health problems can be 'exacerbated' by HMRC demands, experts say


    Mrs Fernie, a partner at Blick Rothenberg, said that people with mental health problems often felt ‘lost in the system’ and the stress of dealing with the taxman could amplify their health issues.

    ‘For some taxpayers, being under enquiry can result in the exacerbation of mental health conditions. Explaining this to the HMRC officer undertaking the enquiry is important. This can result in extra time to comply with information requests and impact HMRC’s decisions regarding penalties – although this will not mean that HMRC withdraws from an enquiry if they feel they require further explanation or that there is a real risk of unpaid tax.’

    Source: The Telegraph
  • Tax free royal duties?


    Lee Hamilton, partner at Blick Rothenberg, said, ‘Unlike most people in the UK, this means that Meghan could benefit from several major UK tax concessions. Whether Meghan will receive a "salary" or "allowance" from the Royal Household is not clear. However, if she does receive any taxable employment income, her non-domicile status means that she can claim tax relief in respect of her non-UK duties for the first three tax years that she is resident in the UK.’

    Source: CCH Daily
  • Overseas territories to introduce public ownership registers


    Gary Gardner, partner at Blick Rothenberg, said, ‘The government initially resisted the amendment despite the revelations from the Panama, Bahamas and Paradise papers and, more recently, the furore over the horrific events in Salisbury and the suggestion of an unchecked flow of illicit funds from predatory states and organised crime through the UK's overseas territories and into the UK.'

    Source: Taxation
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