Business Tax

With the complex changes in UK and global tax we understand that every client is unique.

We seek to identify means to reduce your business tax liabilities with our knowledge of corporate business tax legislation and years of experience in various different industry sectors. We can advise on the best time for capital expenditure and help you reach your economic objectives through strategic financial planning.


We can offer support and advice regarding

  • Corporation Tax
  • Income Tax
  • Payroll Tax including PAYE and National Insurance Contributions
  • Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) Tax
  • IR35 Tax Rules
  • Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Land Tax

Our fully qualified team of Tax Advisors, offer up-to-date knowledge and experience of all aspects of corporate and business taxation and can provide support to ensure that your business is fully compliant with all corporate tax requirements.


Why choose us?

  • Fully-qualified team of advisors
  • Tailored services shaped around the needs of your business
  • Dedicated Tax Group with experience across a wide range of industry sectors


Our Tax Group Commentary on Business Tax Aspects of:

2017: Spring Budget

2016: Autumn Statement | Spring Budget

2015: Autumn Statement | Summer Budget | Spring Budget

2014: Autumn Statement | Budget 

2013: Autumn Statement | Budget

2012: Autumn Statement | Budget

2011: Autumn Statement | Budget


Our Tax Group “A Brief Guide to...” Publications:


Get in touch with your local office and speak to one of our specialist advisers about our Business Tax services.

Latest Blogs in Business Tax
Richard Alecock
22nd February 2017 MTD & VAT

MTD: Merging with VAT returns. As part of Making Tax Digital for Business, those unincorporated businesses who are also VAT registered will have to submit their VAT data through a digital software package from April 2019, rather than by using HMRC’s online portal. This will hit those businesses who do not currently use an accounting…

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Richard Meadows
24th January 2017 Tax Loopholes for Middle England

Securing Entitlement to a State Pension ‘Credit’ without actually paying any NIC. Entrepreneurs that trade through a limited company can set how and how much they are remunerated. It is possible to avoid paying any NIC, yet still obtain a ‘credit’ for that particular tax year for future state pension purposes, by paying a salary…

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Jeannette Hume
30th November 2016 Preserving EIS Status

EIS:  Growth Shares and Preference. Abingdon Health Ltd v HMRC TC05525 This was an interesting case, and a warning for the unwary. The issue at stake was whether HMRC’s withdrawal of EIS relief as a result of a preference created by a new class of growth share was reasonable. The taxpayer company sought EIS relief in respect…

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Barbara Nicholas
3rd November 2016 Mobile Workers

Employers with internationally mobile employees: New NIC rules. The NIC regulations have been updated to provide clarity for employers whose employees work abroad. The amendment made confirms that several categories of expenses are not liable to Class 1A NIC, specifically: travel between employments where duties performed abroad travel costs and expenses where duties performed abroad:…

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Richard Alecock
20th October 2016 HMRC Consultation Update

Making Tax Digital: 6 tax returns required each year! HMRC’s 6 Making Tax Digital consultation documents have been open for review and comment for several weeks now. As time has passed, it has become ever more apparent that there are enormous changes ahead for all taxpayers affected; initially the self-employed and landlords. Further review of the documents…

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Richard Alecock
4th October 2016 MTD Progress Report

Making Tax Digital: Are you prepared? As HMRC further consults over their 4 year plan to digitise the tax system, our Tax Group briefs clients on some of the issues: Autumn 2016 Update

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Richard Alecock
4th October 2016 MTD Progress Report

Making Tax Digital: Are you prepared? As HMRC further consults over their 4 year plan to digitise the tax system, our Tax Group briefs clients on some of the issues:

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Paul Jefferson
29th September 2016 VAT Recovery

VAT on Motor Car Purchase: When is recovery of blocked VAT unblocked? A recent tax tribunal case has brought some good news for businesses purchasing cars for business use and provided some clarification to the restrictions and requirements to qualify. Historically it has proven difficult to satisfy HMRC of their intention to not make motor cars…

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Vanessa Pearson
21st September 2016 Trading Medium

Sole Trader or Limited Company: Which business structure is best for you? The answer has implications beyond those relating to tax and depends on your situation. This decision has become even more crucial with the change of taxation of dividends from 2016/17 onwards. If you expect profits to exceed approximately £30k pa, it may be…

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Richard Alecock
31st August 2016 New Tax Administration Systems

Making Tax Digital (MTD) and BREXIT: Calls for more exemptions. The MTD consultation documents issued by HMRC on 15th August included an exemption from the proposals for quarterly digital reporting for small businesses and landlords with income below £10,000. This has prompted calls from interested parties for further concessions including an increase in the exemption…

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