Inheritance tax planning gets new lease of life

    A record £4.7bn was raised from IHT in 2015/16, which has prompted families to seek sensible advice on protecting their wealth for future generations. This article looks at changes in the IHT friendly investment market to summarise the options available.
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    What's popular this month?

    Trivial benefits, restitution interest and the automatic exchange of information are three of the most popular subjects asked of our telephone advisers during the last month.
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    Fishing for a risk?

    The use of information gathering questionnaires suggest a new HMRC approach to handling employer record checks, away from the more traditional face to face visit.
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    Grant funding updates - May

    The funding team recently scored further successes with various schemes. In the latest Innovate UK competition, we secured £158,000 for a company to develop software and hardware to automatically monitor and control temperature in commercial refrigeration units.
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    Lights, camera, action

    Media celebrities continue to be in the spotlight, as HMRC pursues debatable employment status lines of enquiry, based on internal guidance rather than legislation. Our status experts consider the counter arguments.
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    What's popular this month?

    This month our telephone advisers look at the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings, non-resident Capital Gains Tax and salary sacrifice for extra holiday.
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    Meat and drink for our VAT experts

    Our VAT team has recently saved two happy clients a cumulative £200,000, by successfully using HMRC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution process to secure the excellent outcomes.
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    Grant funding updates - April

    Whilst there is uncertainty as to what European funds will be available to UK companies following Brexit, Horizon 2020 remains open until our departure. We have worked extensively to produce applications for the SME Instrument; a two phase scheme designed to take a well-developed prototype or idea to full commercialisation.
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