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The Long Road To Recovery -Why CVAs Fail

The move to try and remarket insolvency as a restructuring and recovery-based profession is in full swing. The championed recovery tool is a Company Voluntary Arrangements, allowing a company to continue to trade whilst addressing past liabilities.

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Stamp Duty Land Tax – Good news for first time buyers

In order to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder the government announced in the Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017 a lower stamp duty land tax (SDLT) where they and the property they are buying meet the conditions for the new relief.

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Encouraging House-Builders to Build

It has been widely publicised that Britain has a housing shortage. And it has been high on the agenda of politicians, the media and of course the current generation of 20-somethings that are unable to purchase their own home.

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VAT Registration Freeze

The chancellor’s decision to freeze the VAT registration threshold of £85,000 for two years would have undoubtedly come as a relief for many small businesses.

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Taxable Gains

The Chancellor announced in his Budget statement that he intends to bring gains made by non-UK residents from the disposal of UK commercial property within the UK tax net.

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Changes to the annual tax on enveloped dwellings regime

The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) regime was introduced to tax companies holding UK residential property valued over £500,000. The ATED regime has now completed its first 5 year cycle and the fixed valuation date of 1 April 2017 will apply for the 2018/18 ATED filing period and the subsequent four ATED periods.

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Safeguarding your charity

In December 2017 Charity Commission updated their strategy for dealing with safeguarding issues in charities.

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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Series – The Blockchain Part 1

Welcome to the new Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology Series. The intention for this series is to give our readers and clients an understanding of the technology that they are hearing and will hear more frequently about in the news and in their lives.

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Year End Tax planning – Tax Free Dividend Allowance

The dividend rules changed two years ago and as a result the first £5,000 of dividend income in a tax year is free of income tax.

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EuropeFides 2018 Malta

The EuropeFides AGM in Cologne was held at The Westin Dragonara Resort, located in the heart of downtown St. Julian’s and right on the Mediterranean Sea.

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