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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 27, 2018 7:49:08 AM

Wine is perhaps the most quintessential ‘fun’ investment choice. However, wine is more than just fun – it’s incredibly profitable. Fine wine is one of the best performing asset classes …

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by Alexander Beard, on Sep 24, 2018 5:01:31 AM

With just seven months to go, the prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit looks increasingly likely. Theresa May recently said that it ‘wouldn’t be the end of the world’ and …

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by Alexander Beard, on Sep 24, 2018 4:57:37 AM

According to recent figures, 75% of British businesses feel weighed down by the burden of tax administration and compliance. It is believed that this has increased considerably in recent years, …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 13, 2018 5:51:22 AM

HMRC is striving to revolutionise the UK tax system and plans to do that through the Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative. HMRC wants to be the most efficient tax authority …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 29, 2018 4:46:51 AM

The Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed that the VAT threshold would remain frozen at £85,000 for at least the next two years in his Autumn Budget. Mr. Hammond’s reasoning was that …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 11, 2017 5:10:58 AM

The government’s Public Accounts Committee criticised HMRC last month for their undue cautiousness in pursuing ‘fraudsters’ who fail to pay VAT when selling goods online. Whilst major online marketplace sites …

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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 6, 2017 6:17:52 AM

It’s understandable that much of the talk around the impact of Brexit upon business has focused on the global multinationals. By definition, those businesses which have money flowing from one …

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by Alexander Beard, on Sep 5, 2017 10:42:56 AM

When you legally have the option of either paying or not paying VAT, it’s always preferable not to pay rather than claiming it back as input tax after payment to …

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