Keep up to date with the latest news and information from UHY Hacker Young in Letchworth, Royston and Cambridge.
How the law ‘protects the widow’
May 17, 2018
Whilst English law still has no compulsory heirship rules like those which exist in many countries on the continent, we do have the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This provides a basis for claims against an estate by close family members or persons who were maintained by the deceased but...
From Xero to Platinum!
April 12, 2018
Following on from being recognised as one of five accountancy firms out of 22,000 shortlisted for Xero Accounting Partner of the Year award in November 2017, we have now been awarded Platinum status. This is the highest partner status, with only 2% of accountants in the UK able to wear this badge.
Shareholders’ agreement – do I need one and who will it benefit?
March 29, 2018
This is a very common question asked by some businesses I interact with. My answer is always - you are asking the wrong question.
Is staff entertaining a regular cost for your business?
March 26, 2018
Under the current rules a company can spend £150 per employee, per year, on annual staff events, such as a Christmas party or Summer barbecue, without the company or the employee suffering tax charges.
March 2018 – what’s the latest on MTD?
March 1, 2018
The regime has been quietly ticking along in the background and we’re nearing the point where it will be possible to get some real life experience of MTD.
You’ve got the power: HM Courts and Tribunals Service offering refunds for overcharging powers of attorney
February 28, 2018
Snap – January and February are already over… and so too are overcharges for lasting and enduring powers of attorney from Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS).
What’s VAT Coming over the Hill, is it a Monster?
October 30, 2017
HMRC have published some notes on the draft legislation intended to govern Making Tax Digital for VAT, which will form the vanguard of the process to digitise tax.
Finance Bill finally published, as UHY take flight in HMRC pilot
September 14, 2017
Whilst the majority of the clauses in Finance Bill 2017-19 are largely as they were, one area that has changed markedly since the original publication is the Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime.
New financial secretary to the treasury slows MTD implementation timetable
July 14, 2017
The already ambitious timetable was cast into uncertainty with the dissolution of Parliament ahead of last month’s general election.