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.
IR35 reforms from April 202120 January 2021
The proposed IR35 reforms for the private sector, now planned to take effect from April 2021, represent the biggest change to employment tax for decades.
Lewis Silkin wins Real Estate Team of the Year Award 202006 November 2020
Lewis Silkin has won the accolade of Real Estate Team of the Year award at The Lawyer Awards 2020 for their work on Earl’s Court Regeneration.
IR35: a welcome sigh of relief15 October 2020
New guidance released by HMRC offers some re-assurance to businesses looking to hire contractors through agencies or umbrella companies. Despite broad wording in the Finance Act potentially suggesting otherwise, HMRC guidance indicates that they will not require the new IR35 rules to be operated if the contractor is an employee of a third party such as a UK based agency or umbrella company.
Choppy waters ahead – long-term employee incentive plans in a recession28 July 2020
One of the many issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic is its effect on existing long-term cash and equity incentive plans. We answer some of the key questions that businesses are asking.
HMRC seeks compliance and enforcement powers for coronavirus support schemes04 June 2020
The government is consulting on draft legislation to ensure that coronavirus business support grants are subject to tax, and to give HM Revenue & Customs new powers to ensure fair play by preventing non-compliance and abuse of the relevant schemes.
Will the extension of IR35 into the private sector be abandoned?29 April 2020
In its eagerly awaited report into the IR35 reforms published earlier this week, the House of Lords has urged the government to “rethink fundamentally its approach” to the “flawed IR35 framework”. It has called on the government to announce by October 2020 whether the IR35 reforms will take effect from April 2021. So how likely is it that the government will change its approach?
Covid 19 – what it means for EMI options03 April 2020
You may wonder what the current Covid 19 crisis has to do with EMI options but in fact there are a number of potential consequences.