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2010, 2022

Feedback on the Greater Manchester Green Summit 2022

October 20th, 2022|0 Comments

Feedback on the Greater Manchester Green Summit 2022 Here is our feedback on the above event as submitted to the Combined Authority: “What haven’t we tried yet?” workshop  This was a superb event brilliantly chaired and well planned. The 10-person panel were limited to one slide and about 3 – 4 minutes, which meant they were very much to the point, presenting some highly innovative ideas and fascinating insights. This [...]

1910, 2022

Sustainable Growth- The National Trust guidelines

October 19th, 2022|0 Comments

Sustainable Growth - The National Trust guidelines My lawyers, Messrs Sue, Grabbit and Runne, are on full alert after the National Trust shamelessly pilfered my accountant metaphor and called on the government to go for green, not grey, growth, concentrating on green jobs, sustainable food production, clean energy and the protection of nature, heritage and outdoor space. They set out 7 red lines which must not be crossed during the [...]

1810, 2022

VAT and mastectomy bras – a pedant writes

October 18th, 2022|0 Comments

VAT and mastectomy bras - a pedant writes "As a result, we have looked into the VAT ruling on surgical bra’s and why some bra’s, including our own Marianna style and several of those from other companies, such as Marks & Spencer and Nicola Jayne, are VAT exempt." Eurosurgical website "please remember to tick the VAT exemption box which you will see at the top of your order process in [...]

510, 2022

Skarlette women win prestigious award and co-host an award ceremony

October 5th, 2022|0 Comments

  Skarlette women win prestigious award and co-host an award ceremony Exciting times for our client Skarlette, whose founders Kate and Heather bring personal lived experience to bear on the mastectomy lingerie market. At the prestigious Best Businesswoman Awards, held at Wembley on 30th September, Skarlette won the silver medal for Best New Business. Many congratulations to Kate and Heather on what will hopefully be the first of many awards [...]

2309, 2022

The Growth Plan – the ultimate test of trickle-down economics

September 23rd, 2022|0 Comments

The Growth Plan - the ultimate test of trickle-down economics It wasn't a Budget, but it was more radical than any Budget in recent memory in pursuing a tax-cutting agenda. It was also memorable for Kwasi Kwarteng saying that he was not interested in the redistribution of wealth, which is a quote I am sure he will find quoted back at him ad nauseum. So here is a summary of [...]

1409, 2022

SECR – the advantages of early adoption can be significant

September 14th, 2022|0 Comments

Introduction There are 11,900 businesses in the UK which are already required to report on their greenhouse gas emissions and energy use under the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting ("SECR") system. For quoted companies this covers worldwide emissions and usage, and for larger unquoted companies and limited liability partnerships it covers UK emissions and usage only. The natural reaction to being one of the many businesses exempted from SECR is [...]

709, 2022

Promises, promises – craving some certainty in tax

September 7th, 2022|0 Comments

Promises, promises - craving some certainty in tax I have spent a fair amount of time over the past month considering the implications of the April 2023 corporation tax rise, and in particular the likely impact of the return of the associated company rules on our clients. In simple terms, the main rate of corporation tax is set to rise to 25%, with the current 19% rate retained for the [...]

209, 2022

The road to cultural hell is paved with good Treasury intentions

September 2nd, 2022|0 Comments

The road to cultural hell is paved with good Treasury intentions "Whenever I hear [the word] 'culture'... I remove the safety from my Browning!" Hanns Johst - Nazi poet and playwright - quote often misattributed to Goering, Goebbels and Himmler. Nobody who wants to make serious and easy money thinks the best way to do so is to run an orchestra, even in pre-COVID times. And even with Nadine Dorries as [...]

209, 2022

Tax consequences of salary sacrifice

September 2nd, 2022|0 Comments

Tax consequences of salary sacrifice It is becoming increasingly common for employers to offer their employees flexible remuneration packages, which typically involves a suite of benefit options which could be taken as alternatives to set amounts of salary. Because benefits are not subject to employee's national insurance, and because the employee has the option not to have the tax on the benefits collected during the tax year through the PAYE [...]

209, 2022

Business property – relief for inheritance tax and how not to lose it

September 2nd, 2022|0 Comments

Business property - relief for inheritance tax and how not to lose it Business property relief can be massively important as a means of mitigating inheritance tax, as it often amounts to an effective exemption from tax for a trade or limited company shares. So you need a strategy to make sure that you are eligible for it and remain so throughout your lifetime, which is not quite as straightforward [...]

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