Tax, Rewards & Incentives
Navigating this complex and constantly evolving area presents real challenges for many businesses, entrepreneurs and executives alike, but the benefits – financial and otherwise – of getting tax, rewards and incentives right can be substantial.
Whether structuring business sales in a tax efficient manner, implementing sophisticated bonus schemes or equity arrangements for staff, or co-ordinating tax arrangements for cross-border transactions, the possibilities – and potential pitfalls – are many and varied.
We guide our clients through the complexities and technicalities in a clear and down to earth way. Our skills lie in disentangling the issues so that our advice is straightforward and business-friendly, helping you to achieve your commercial aims in a way which minimises risk and maximises efficiency.
Advising individuals and businesses ranging from multinational blue-chip corporates to SMEs, our expertise spans areas as diverse as tax and VAT planning, property transactions, pensions taxation, partnership structures, staff incentives, investment and funding issues, restructurings, and international tax considerations to address any challenge you may face.
Taxation of termination payments updated legislation published19 September 2017
The Government proposes to make a number of changes to the tax and national insurance (“NI”) treatment of termination payments.
Proposed disclosure rules for non-UK entities owning property or bidding for Government contracts12 April 2017
The UK Government proposes new rules requiring non-UK entities that already own, or intend to acquire, UK real estate, or that wish to bid for UK central Government contracts, to be required to disclose information about the beneficial owners of the entity.
Optimising the value in your creative business - Joint IP seminar with Kingston Smith23 March 2017
The UK offers an almost unparalleled market in which to maximise the value of your offering. At this seminar, media accountants Kingston Smith and media lawyers Lewis Silkin will look at the range of opportunities that have been created to help businesses innovate and excel, from making the most of the tax reliefs available to getting the optimal value from your IP .
Matthew Rowbotham comments for Essential Retail: Sharing is caring, and a bit daring – should you be preparing?10 March 2017
Matthew Rowbotham, Head of Tax, Reward and Incentives, takes a look at why e-tailers should consider employee ownership.
You will NOT believe what the Chancellor did next!09 March 2017
Except of course, you probably will believe it. It’s a Budget, not an M Night Shyamalan film. And even by the standards of Budgets, it’s rare for a Chancellor to do as much as Philip Hammond has to set expectations for surprise and drama this low. In fact, some were surprised about some of the things the Chancellor didn’t do on, for example, self-employment. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
Clarification on tax changes for the public sector ‘off-payroll’ workers22 February 2017
HM Revenue & Customs has issued guidance on forthcoming changes to the IR35 rules where workers provide their services to a public authority through a personal services company (“PSC”), i.e. a company owned and controlled by the worker.
Lewis Silkin advises Blend Media on successful seed funding17 February 2017
Lewis Silkin is advising innovative content start-up Blend Media on its growth strategy, and has helped the company to complete its latest round of funding.
Tax treatment of termination payments – draft legislation published20 December 2016
Over the past couple of years, the Government has been consulting on proposals to make a number of changes to the tax and national insurance (“NI”) treatment of termination payments.