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.
Freelancer tax: What ad agencies need to know29 November 2018
The Chancellor, who has dubbed himself ‘Fiscal Phil’, announced in the Budget the latest measure to combat what HMRC calls “false self-employment”. There will be a fundamental reform of who bears the risk of PAYE and NIC under the IR35 rules. However there are concerns that this change will simply make it harder to engage freelancers without a disproportionate compliance cost.
Using contractors? Get ready for the IR35 tax rules - FULLY BOOKED27 November 2018
The Chancellor announced in the Budget the latest measure to combat what HMRC calls “false self-employment”, aimed at those who supply their services via their own company.
Budget 2018. What a wonderful surprise! No really, you shouldn’t have!30 October 2018
It was my birthday recently, so I was delighted when the Chancellor told me he had got me a present. A Budget! It was a little late, distinctly homemade, and wrapped in a spreadsheet (natch) - but I was fascinated to find out what was inside. In other words, here is a selection of key tax changes for business that were announced in the Budget.
Private sector needs to operate new IR35 rules for contractors from April 202030 October 2018
The Chancellor has confirmed that with effect from 6 April 2020 businesses in the private sector which engage contractors - individuals who supply their services via their own company or partnership (“Intermediary”) - will be responsible for determining whether the IR35 rules apply. If the business considers that IR35 applies, the person paying the Intermediary will be responsible for operating PAYE and NICs on the fees it pays to the Intermediary.
Lewis Silkin French Desk advises long term client Sopra Steria (Euronext Paris) on the acquisition of lending solutions provider Sword Apak25 October 2018
The Lewis Silkin French Desk has advised its long term client Sopra Steria on its acquisition, through its subsidiary Sopra Banking Software, of lending solutions software provider Sword Apak, a subsidiary of Sword Group.
Matthew Rowbotham comments for Essential Retail: Will an Amazon Tax really save the UK high street?24 October 2018
In an article for Essential Retail, Matthew Rowbotham comments on the Chancellor of the Exchequer suggestion of bringing in a special tax on online businesses coined the "Amazon Tax" in an attempt to rescue brick and mortar retailers in the UK.
Sara Cohen writes for Architect’s Choice03 July 2018
In an article for Architect's Choice, Sara Cohen discusses the concept of business owners sharing ownership with employees.
Matthew Rowbotham writes for PR Week: Is PR ready to share? The employee ownership alternative to the agency model29 June 2018
In an article for PR Week, Matthew Rowbotham comments on how employee ownership uptake has, generally, remained confined to a few core sectors, and asks, is PR ready to share?