20 Jun, 2024

Five Areas to Consider When Renting a Commercial Property

The UK commercial property rental market is expected to prove strong for at least the next five years. The latest figures from Statista forecast rental growth between 2023 and 2027 across all sectors, from industrial and offices to retail, shopping centers and warehouses. Perhaps surprisingly to some, with the increase in working from home, office […]

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Employee Ownership Trusts

Employee Ownership Trust (“EOT”) structures remain a popular option for business owners looking to exit their business. There are clear tax benefits for selling shareholders and the opportunity for employees to obtain tax-free cash flow on an annual basis. However, it is easy to get blinded by the upfront tax benefits and lose sight of […]

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Job-related titles

Introduction For most employers, they will tend to come into contact with the Employment Related Securities (“ERS”) rules on very few occasions. Typical cases will be where the employer offers its employees free or discounted shares, or if it grants employees options to acquire shares in the future. In the vast majority of cases, shares […]

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Case – Why it is important to understand if a property has chosen to be taxed with VAT

Introduction Our client purchased land that the seller thought would be covered by a tax option. The problem Adding VAT to the sales price would make the transaction untenable, as the customer would not be able to recover the VAT. How we solved it We reviewed documents dating back to 2004, when the initial taxation […]

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