5 ways to protect your…

Posted on 27th Jan 2021

Covid-19 and its associated lockdowns have put many companies under increasing pressure. Unfortunately, however, the usual threats to businesses before the pandemic have not gone away – and flooding remains a major problem. In such difficult circumstances, businesses now need to be more vigilant than...[more]

Self Assessment tax return deadline approaching

Posted on 13th Jan 2021

HMRC has so far resisted calls to extend the forthcoming Self Assessment tax return deadline on 31 January and an easing of the late filing penalties also appears highly unlikely at this stage. Despite this there are options available to those facing difficulties, particularly late...[more]

Trust Registration Service: A reminder

Posted on 14th Dec 2020

In place since 2017, the Trust Registration Service (TRS) requires any trust which has a tax liability to be registered with HMRC. When the system was first introduced, trustees were only required to initially register trusts. However, HMRC updated their reporting process in September 2020,...[more]

Capital Gains Tax: Are major changes…

Posted on 13th Nov 2020

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published its report on Capital Gains Tax, which looks at how the difference in the way the levy is calculated compared to Income Tax can distort people’s behaviour. Corporate Tax Partner, Paul Twydell, has highlighted some of the...[more]

Welcoming.. Paul Twydell

Posted on 2nd Nov 2020

We are very pleased to welcome Paul Twydell, who joins us as a Partner to head up our Corporate Tax team. Previously with a Top 25 firm for the past seven years, he is known for his exceptional work in the creative, media and technology...[more]

Welcoming.. Bas Kundu

Posted on 19th Oct 2020

Bas Kundu recently returned to Simmons Gainsford as our Head of Real Estate and Transactional Tax Services. Previously with us for just over four years, he is reprising his part-time role to continue his excellent work across the property sector as well as M&A, transactions...[more]

Loan Charge liabilities: Updated guidance

Posted on 12th Oct 2020

HMRC recently updated their guidance on settling Loan Charge liabilities. There is a new section 4 which provides guidance for those that didn’t complete a tax return by the deadline. Self Assessment customers who did not file their 2018 to 2019 return by 30 September...[more]

Self-employed grant extension

Posted on 29th Sep 2020

The recently announced extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be limited to those currently eligible (although they do not have to have claimed previously) who are actively continuing to trade but are facing reduced demand due to Covid-19. There will be two...[more]

What is the Job Support Scheme?

Posted on 29th Sep 2020

Rishi Sunak's new support package to replace the furlough scheme will open on 1 November 2020 and run for 6 months, until April 2021. How will the Job Support Scheme work? Claims can be made from December 2020 and will be paid on a monthly...[more]

What is the Kickstart Jobs Scheme?

Posted on 3rd Sep 2020

The Government's Kickstart Scheme has now opened to assist young people on Universal Credit aged between 16-24 to find six month work placements. The Government will pay 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week. Employers...[more]

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