Fact sheets

Our tax and VAT specialists have produced a number of useful guides for you, on a variety of topics that we believe may be relevant to you. Read our Tax Guides and our VAT Guides for advice and information on a number of key issues.

Auto enrolment: workplace pensions

Our financial management specialists can help assist you in preparing your business for auto enrolment and ensure you comply with all your duties as an employer.
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Child Benefit

When the Government initially raised the reform of Child Benefit at the Conservative Party conference in 2011 there was an outcry that it was unfair and complex. The new tax charge in relation to Child Benefit will affect approximately 1.2 million families.
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Investment in UK residential property for non-residents

With the current government wanting to be seen as tackling tax avoidance and in particular the use of offshore structures, we have seen a series of measures designed to alter the behaviour of non-resident investors in UK property. Read our fact sheet for information regarding these measures which include Inheritance Tax, Income Tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax, the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings and Capital Gains Tax.
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iXBRL fact sheet

This document explains what iXBRL is, outlines the requirements for electronic filing of business tax returns and the potential implications for your company.
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Patent Box

Businesses which have avoided designing their own products in the past now find it an attractive venture.
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Real Time Information

The system of Real Time Information (RTI) is mandatory for all employers and is to be implemented from April 2013.
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Research and Development Tax Relief

Research and development tax relief is an incentive from the government to encourage companies to invest in research and development activities. There is a common misconception that these incentives are aimed only at the technology sector, however, that is certainly not the case. This document outlines how research and development tax relief is more widely available than most companies realise.
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Statutory residence test

The statutory residence test will provide much needed certainty to an area of law that is unduly complex and lacks clarity. Download our fact sheet for the latest changes to the rules on UK tax residence and information about how the changes may affect you.
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The Strategic Report

New Parliament Regulations amend the Companies Act 2006; requiring all UK companies, other than qualifying small companies, to produce a Strategic Report.
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The Strategic Report Technical Bulletin 2014

In this bulletin we focus on the Regulations and briefly summarise the currently draft FRC guidance.
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Our legal sector specialists at UHY have the technical understanding of the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 combined with legal sector experience to enable us to support you with your compliance needs.
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