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Tax reform for unincorporated businesses

Tax Reform for all Unincorporated Businesses An HMRC tax reform that will change the basis period for all unincorporated businesses to 5th April is delayed but still due. The changes will mean that businesses will be taxed on the profit or loss for the year ended 5th April regardless of the accounting period. The basis period

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Founder Supporter

Briars Group recognised as Founder Supporter of The Company of Entrepreneurs The Company of Entrepreneurs of the City of London has commemorated role played by The Briars Group as a Founder Supporter.  The Company (formerly the Guild) of Entrepreneurs seeks to promote entrepreneurship within the City of London and beyond and Briars has been closely

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Making Tax Digital Extension

Making Tax Digital extended to all VAT-registered businesses HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that Making Tax Digital (MTD) will be extended to all VAT-registered businesses from April 2022.  Changes will apply to the approximately 1.1m VAT-registered businesses with taxable turnover below the current VAT threshold. The move comes as part of the Government’s

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Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Schemes

How UK companies are using Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Schemes to grow their business Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) schemes are allowing innovative businesses to reward success in a tax-efficient manner by offering key people in the business a share in the company’s success. EMI schemes have surged in popularity in recent years as an effective

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The Briars Group at 30

Happy Birthday to Briars This year The Briars Group turned 30. The moment was marked with a small party and, over the year, other events will take place to say “thank you” to all those who have been instrumental in helping us reach this milestone. Timing is everything, they say. The brainchild of Founder Freeman

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The Use of Holding Companies

International Tax Reforms Challenge the Use of Holding Companies Proposals under Base Erosion and Profit Sharing 2.0 (BEPS 2.0) and the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive 3 (ATAD 3) challenge the use of holding companies. BEPS 2.0 may re-introduce withholding taxes while ATAD 3 brings in prescriptive requirements.   Beneficial Ownership from the OECD Intermediate holding companies

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Tax Authorities Target Tax Avoidance

Tax Authorities Across the World are Coordinating to Reduce Opportunities for Tax Avoidance   Transfer pricing continues to be a focus for tax authorities around the world. In order to reduce tax avoidance, changes are being proposed around the world that will impact businesses global tax compliance. Many of these proposed changes are also being

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National Insurance Contribution Increase

UK Government announces plans to increase National Insurance Contributions to reduce strain on health and social care National Insurance Contribution [NIC] rates are being increased to support the NHS and social care services. The Government has announced plans to raise National Insurance by 1.25% for one year only for employees, employers and the self-employed from‌‌

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OECD Tax Accord

OECD accord imposes global minimum corporate tax of 15% Over 130 countries have signed an OECD accord that enables them to raise tax on sales made by multinational enterprises within their borders.  The two-pillar package aims to ensure that large Multinationals pay tax where they operate and earn profits, while adding certainty and stability to

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UK Start-Up Boom

Increase in Registered Companies Indicates a UK Wide Start-Up Boom The largest start-up boom in the UK for the past decade has been one of the unexpected results of the coronavirus pandemic.  New businesses have been created in response to necessity, the changes to work and lifestyle, and the opportunity many have had to reassess

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