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  • Will artificial intelligence make middle management redundant?
    21st November 2017

    Will artificial intelligence make middle management redundant?

    According to a recent report by McKinsey Global Institute, half of employees’ daily jobs could soon be replaced by robots. So will artificial intelligence make the middle management tier redundant? In my view quite the opposite.
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  • What impact will the Autumn Budget have on pensions?
    20th November 2017

    What impact will the Autumn Budget have on pensions?

    The first Autumn Budget takes place on Wednesday 22 November and there have not been a lot of changes in the previous two - but will this one be any different?
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  • The tax implications of a Members Voluntary Liquidation
    17th November 2017

    The tax implications of a Members Voluntary Liquidation

    We deal with many cases of solvent liquidations (MVLs) where a Company is in a position to pay all of its creditors and the Shareholders want to undertake a final orderly winding up of the Company’s affairs and extract their capital.
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  • VAT on pension schemes – final closure – or is it?
    13th November 2017

    VAT on pension schemes – final closure – or is it?

    VIT44600 to VIT45400 which was issued earlier this month, is anticipated to be the final update on VAT treatment of pension scheme costs. The notice allows the continuation of the existing rules. This means the continued adoption of the VAT treatment outlined in VAT Notice 700/17, but in addition, the option to also use the newer options following PPG.
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  • Why is HMRC looking at football clubs and agency fees on transfer payments?
    7th November 2017

    Why is HMRC looking at football clubs and agency fees on transfer payments?

    The current investigation by the UK tax authorities into the “beautiful game” is possibly the biggest campaign on tax evasion ever pursued by HMRC. It’s reported 180 HMRC officers are working on the case across the UK and liaising with their colleagues in other European tax authorities. This is a very substantial investment of resource by HMRC in one sector.
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