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GDPR Compliance Deadline is Approaching

In a matter of days, data protection rules across Europe will finally undergo its biggest change in the last two decades

From May 25, 2018, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will be enforced by data protection regulators across Europe. The change brings outdated personal data rules up to speed with an increasingly digital era.

What is GDPR?

The GDPR is Europe’s new framework for data protection laws – it replaces the previous 1995 Data Protection directive which current UK law is based upon.

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What is IR35?

IR35 has been receiving increased press coverage at the moment, for example the news about Ex-BBC Look North presenter Christa Ackroyd facing tax bill of £420k, which your can read on the BBC website, here,


What is IR35 and how does it effect a contractor?

IR35 is tax legislation that was introduced in 1999 and is designed to combat tax avoidance by workers supplying their services to clients via an intermediary, such as a limited company, but who would be an ...

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Benefits of Outsourced CFO Services

Having worked with companies and organisations ranging from the hundreds of thousands to the hundreds of millions and occupying the CFO role in many of them either as an in-house or outsourced resource we are committed to supplying this service as we believe all companies benefit from having this rigour within their organisation.  Traditionally however it has been the preserve of larger companies with SMEs struggling to see the benefit and also put off by the costs involved.

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Are you Tax Resident In Spain?

Tax planning is a much ignored but vital area for expats living or moving to Spain, particularly for your investments, pensions and estate. Without a personalised, effective tax mitigation strategy it can be very easy to sleep walk into a unknown and significant tax liability.

If any of the following conditions apply the you are deemed to be resident in Spain for Tax purposes:

  • You spend more than 183 days in Spain in one calendar year. The days do not have to ...
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Spring Statement 2018: what you need to know

Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, delivered his first Spring Statement to Parliament. The Chancellor used his speech to respond to the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility and highlighted some areas of public consultation.

The Spring Statement does not include any new spending or policy announcements.This follows the switch to the new timetable of having a single major fiscal event each year, which began with the Autumn Budget last November.

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Spain’s Overseas Asset declaration – Modelo 720 2018

The 31st March 2018 is the deadline for residents of Spain to submit their annual Form 720 (‘Modelo 720’) listing their overseas assets is upon us, you must act now.

If you have previously submitted a form, you only need to declare assets if they have been sold or  or appreciated in value.

Who needs to declare?

If you were a Spanish resident in 2017 (see tax residency rules) then you need to consider the below stipulations as laid out by the Agencia ...

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Setting up a business in the UK

Starting any business involves a whole lot of moving pieces, some more exciting than others. Brainstorming ideas for a company name and logo? Fun! Tax, paperwork and registering with the government? Not so fun.

The legal structure of your business will determine what you need to do to register your business with the government, how you are taxed and what you are entitled to. Depending on your requirements, if you are thinking of setting up a company ...

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Dividend and tax strategies

For many freelancers and contractors with their own limited companies, dividend payments coupled with a basic salary are an effective and tax efficient way to maximise earnings.

Dividends are the sums of money paid out by a limited company to its shareholders. HMRC sets the tax rate on all dividends received. These sums are calculated from the profits the company has made – i.e. the money the company has left after paying all business expenses and taxes.

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