Briefing quick find:

Commercial property and VAT: What to consider

Before buying or renting commercial property, business owners and investors must consider whether a transaction will be subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) on the sale price or the rent. It is a consideration that should be taken into account…

IR35 – The conundrum continues…

IR35 is tax legislation designed to combat tax avoidance by workers supplying services to clients via an intermediary. It was introduced in 2000. The rules apply where an individual provides services to a client through a Personal Services Company (PSC), and…

Social media – Defamation and regulation

The media has reported this week that Martin Lewis, founder and chair of Money Saving Expert, has issued High Court proceedings against Facebook, in order to bring a claim for defamation. Mr Lewis’ online blog reports that his claim is based…

It may just take a minute to protect a director

Directors often take difficult decisions. These may be analysed, and often are if their company subsequently fails. With the increase in litigation against directors and the continued reference in the press and elsewhere to directors’ duties, a director may wonder how…

Gender pay gap – Have you published your data?

The gender pay gap regulations came into force on 6 April 2017. The regulations require employers (of at least 250 employees) to publish information relating to the employees’ pay to show whether there are differences in the pay of male and…

Carillion goes into liquidation – What happens now?

The collapse of the UK’s second largest construction company, Carillion, was not particularly surprising given recent profit warnings and debts believed to be in the region of £1.5 billion. What happened to Carillion It was rumoured over the weekend that in the…