• 24th June 2011

    Academies Conversion

    The Academies Bill 2010 significantly changed the framework for academy schools in England enabling more schools to convert to academies.

  • 26th April 2011

    Are you sure your activities are charitable?

    The Tax Tribunal decision in Furniture Finders of Winsford Ltd (FFOW) dealt with the definition of the term 'charity' and the matter of charitable status ... FFOW's assumption was that because it was a company limited by guarantee its supplies of donated goods could be properly treated as zero-rated.

  • 29th March 2011

    Doing business in a global economy

    Over the years I have been fortunate to work with a number of businesses who have traded successfully overseas. As the UK's fortunes depend increasingly on the global economy, expanding overseas can be a golden opportunity for many companies. Like all things this expansion needs to be properly managed. One of the areas I see companies can struggle with is international tax. If not properly thought through, this can prove to be a troublesome and costly problem. Below, I highlight some common areas that I regularly come across:

  • 31st January 2011

    PAYE penalties – and how to avoid them

    As an employer, do you find that paying the PAYE tax and National Insurance which you have deducted from your employees sometimes slips past the due date due to cash flow pressures? Or do you on occasion simply forget to make the payment in time?