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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.

Lewis Silkin Tax

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.

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Clarification on tax changes for the public sector ‘off-payroll’ workers

22 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 funding

17 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 published

20 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.

Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group Plc on its acquisition of Kameleon Worldwide Limited

15 December 2016

Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its 100% share capital acquisition of Kameleon Worldwide Limited, an award-winning content marketing agency.

Gender pay gap reporting – final regulations published!

07 December 2016

After a long wait, the final version of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 has been published.

Matthew Rowbotham comments in The Ranconteur: Putting an end to corporate tax controversy

06 December 2016

Matthew Rowbotham, Partner and Head of Tax law, comments in an article for the Ranconteur which discusses how the moral dimension in tax is now important to high-profile businesses

Sleight of Ha(mmo)nd: Autumn Statement 2016

24 November 2016

I was all ready to write about how the Autumn Statement was an audacious piece of misdirection, using a flashy reduction of corporation tax (to the much-rumoured rate of 15%, or maybe lower) to detract from less welcome announcements.

Brexit legal challenge succeeds

03 November 2016

The High Court has decided that the Government does not have prerogative powers to give the Article 50 notice terminate the UK’s membership of the EU.

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