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Residential Freehold vs Long Leasehold – what’s the difference?

Many of our clients have asked us to explain the difference between “freehold” and “long leasehold” interests in properties. In essence, if you buy a UK residential property freehold, you own the building, including the land it’s built on. If you buy a residential property leasehold, it’s slightly different – you don’t actually own the land or building, you just have the right to use […]

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Setting up a business in the UK – what choices do you have?

Are you a foreign national wanting to carry out business in the UK? That’s a positive step. After all, the UK is one of the largest economies in the world. In terms of GDP, it’s the sixth richest country with one of the highest wealth per capita. With a stable economic system and a diverse […]

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£2,000 Brexit Support Fund

£2,000 Brexit support grant to help businesses understand UK import and exports HMRC sent an e-mail yesterday reminding businesses about the Brexit Support Fund – a grant of up to £2,000 to help businesses get advice and training on import and export matters. Applications need to be made by 30 June 2021. Note that this […]

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2021 Budget Update

Aim of note The aim of this note is to summarise some of the policies announced in yesterday’s budget. I have selected the points that are most likely to be relevant to our clients. The list is not meant to be comprehensive. You can see a summary of the points here and the full budget […]

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Taxation of offshore funds

Overview The aim of the offshore funds rules is to make sure that income earned by the fund is taxed as income, ideally in the year the income is earned. If it wasn’t for these rules the investor would not pay tax on income retained or reinvested by the fund but would instead pay capital […]

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Covid Bounce Back Loan

Background to the Bounce Back Loan The UK Government has announced that a new loan will be available from today to help small businesses.  Details of the loan, called a ‘Bounce Back Loan’ can be found on the following web-site: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-coronavirus-bounce-back-loan. Bounce Back Loan – summary In summary, the loan: is aimed at helping small and […]

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Government announces more time to file Accounts and pay Corporation Tax

Deadline for filing accounts with Companies House delayed by 3 months The UK Government has announced that from today (25/03/20) businesses can apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts. The Government says: “As part of the agreed measures, while companies will still have to apply for the 3-month extension to be granted, those […]

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UK COVID-19 aid for businesses – actions and fees

This post summarises the webinar that we held earlier today (25/03/20, 9:30am UK Time) regarding the aid that is available to small businesses and the actions we suggest that you take. As I noted before, we would like to offer these services to our clients free of charge. However, like everyone else we need to […]

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