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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Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin explained

Why Bitcoin has taken the financial spotlight this year.
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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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28 out of Top 30 highest income tax areas are 'Stockbroker Belt' towns

Our research shows this is due to the shift of the tax burden onto higher earners, who have been hit by an increase in the upper rate of tax, which now sits at 45p.
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Money raised in IPOs on AIM triples - highest sum in six years

The Alternative Investment Market has delivered its biggest year for IPOs since 2007/8.
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Demands on academy governors prompting growing recruitment crisis

Our recent research into academy school governance shows that the increased responsibilities placed on Governors at academy schools risk creating a recruitment crisis.
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HMRC pays out £4.6 billion in corporation tax refunds

Figures obtained by us reveal that some 286,000 businesses received a corporation tax rebate in the year to 31 March 2013.
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Information flows from Switzerland to HMRC...

The 2011 UK-Swiss Tax Agreement is concerned not just with the levying of withholding taxes. It also provides for the passing of information in respect of Swiss accounts to HMRC.
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London’s Silicon Roundabout remains top area for UK start-ups

Our recent research shows that the area around Silicon Roundabout is once again the most prolific area of new business generation in the UK.
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Small Cap Awards winners announced

Sponsored by UHY Hacker Young, The Small Cap Awards winners have been announced.
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The Small Cap Awards 2014 Nominees

Sponsored by UHY Hacker Young, The Small Cap Awards shortlist nominations have been announced.
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The Small Cap Awards 2014

Sponsored by UHY Hacker Young, The Small Cap Awards will shine a light on the best companies and participants in the small and micro-cap community.
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Latest publications

Academy schools update: August 2014

Download our most recent academy schools update which concentrates on the risks involved with academy governance, the academies Risk Protection Arrangement, your impending auto enrolment staging date, the recent EFA investigations into academies and handy tips for the lead up to your audit.
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Taxflash: Users of tax schemes face large tax bills this Summer

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Our dedicated tax investigations team can provide impartial and practical advice in how to deal with the very real consequences of participating in a tax scheme.
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UK tax guide 2014/15

Download our guide for practical tax tips to guide you through the tax system and help you plan to minimise your liability.
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UHY's AIM Review 2013/14

As part of our commitment to the small cap community we have developed a review of the AIM market.  
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Tax update, issue 43

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Our regular summary of all the latest tax issues that will affect you and your business.
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Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin explained

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Why Bitcoin has taken the financial spotlight this year.
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VATflash July 2014

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Our July VATflash discusses the changes to customs procedures for imports of goods into the European Union.
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Dealsflash: London Nusantara Plantations plc

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We recently acted as reporting accountants for the admission to ISDX of London Nusantara Plantations plc.
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UHY Insights: Financing Growth, June 2014

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Following our recent FD Forum we would like to share with you the UHY Insights paper on Financing Growth. This document highlights the importance to businesses of being informed and prepared and contains useful information and recommendations to help achieve this.
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