Protecting your business from fraud

Steps to shield your firm from threats Fraud costs the UK around £190 billion a year, with businesses bearing almost three quarters – £140bn – of those losses. This worrying picture is backed up by the 2019 Fraudscape report compiled by anti-fraud body Cifas, which provides statistics for fraud committed by employees. The report read:[…]

IR35 in the private sector

Key considerations for contractors before April 2020 Large and medium-sized organisations have just six months left to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules, which are due to extend to the private sector next spring. From 6 April 2020, firms that engage private-sector contractors will be responsible for deciding if the rules should apply and[…]

Property as an investment for landlords

With low interest rates, property remains attractive As the global financial crisis began to bite in 2008, central banks in several nations took action, attempting to shock the world economy back to life by slashing base interest rates. The idea behind this kind of stimulus is to make saving less attractive, hopefully prompting people to[…]

Changes to Principal Private Resident’s tax treatment from 6th April 2020

Now that the summary of responses on the Government’s Principal Private Residence Relief consultation has been published, we wanted to take the opportunity to confirm the taxation reforms that are coming into effect on 6 April 2020 in relation to disposals of property that have at some time been your Principal Private Residence. Currently, the[…]