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15 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.
28 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.
04 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.
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?
03 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.
27 March 2020
Due to the immediate and stark effect that the Covid-19 outbreak is having on a lot of businesses, the Government has reminded everyone that it often reaches arrangements with businesses in financial distress for deferred payment of their tax liabilities. While this facility is not new, the Government expects the demands on the service to increase dramatically and is therefore scaling up its capacity to deal with new enquiries.
VAT and income tax deferrals to assist VAT-paying businesses and the self-employed during Covid-19 Outbreak
Inbrief27 March 2020
As part of the sweeping financial package announced by the Government on 20 March 2020, the Government is offering VAT and income tax deferrals to assist with the cash-flow of VAT-paying businesses and the self-employed. These deferrals are expected to provide over £30bn of additional cash-flow to a wide variety of British businesses.
Deal17 March 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised Havas, one of the world's largest global communications groups, on its acquisition of Cicero Group.
Lewis Silkin French Desk has advised Descours & Cabaud in the acquisition for its subsidiary Hayley 247 of Staffordshire based companies WMH Transmissions Ltd & Apex Transmissions Ltd
Deal17 March 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised Descours & Cabaud in the acquisition for its subsidiary Hayley 247 of Staffordshire based companies WMH Transmissions Ltd & Apex Transmissions Ltd (WMH). WMH will now become the UK Groups specialist provider of Precision Linear Motion products and services.
12 March 2020
There was a sombre mood to the Budget initially, focusing as it did on measures to help deal with the coronavirus / Covid-19. Clearly the financial outlook is expected to be challenging, and our new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, made sure to point out that the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts have not (yet) taken the impact of Covid-19 into account.
Deal19 December 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised Havas, one of the world's largest global communications groups, on its acquisition of Gate One, a specialist digital and transformation consultancy.
12 December 2019
Around 350 years ago, LOUIS XIV’S FINANCE minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, famously declared that “the art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.”
Lewis Silkin has advised Christine Costello, the owner of event cinema business More2Screen, on a sale to Trafalgar Releasing
Deal20 November 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised Christine Costello, the owner of event cinema business More2Screen, on a sale to Trafalgar Releasing.
Press10 September 2019
Sara Cohen has taken part in a round-table discussion for Architecture Today that discussed employee ownership among architects.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of CommunicateResearch Limited
Deal05 August 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of CommunicateResearch Limited (ComRes), a global research consultancy.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Market Making Limited
Deal31 July 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of Market Making Limited, a London-based social media agency.
Lewis Silkin French Desk advises Sopra Steria (Euronext Paris) on sale of its UK recruitment subsidiary
Deal31 July 2019
The Lewis Silkin team has advised its long term client Sopra Steria (Euronext Paris: SOP), a European leader in digital transformation, on the sale of its UK recruitment subsidiary, Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited to the Resource Solutions Group. The transaction completed in June 2019.
Lewis Silkin advises Descours & Cabaud in the acquisition for its subsidiary Hayley 247 of Lamond & Murray
Deal25 July 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its existing client Descours & Cabaud in the acquisition for its subsidiary, Hayley 247, of Fife based company Lamond & Murray, which completed on 4 June 2019.
Victoria Goode comments for Accountancy Age: Industry experts give their take on impending IR35 legislation
Press22 July 2019
Victoria Goode has commented in an article for Accountancy Age that discusses last weeks revelation that HMRC are scrutinising television presenters to determine whether they will be subject to new IR35 tax regulations.
12 July 2019
The Government has confirmed it will extend the new IR35 rules to the private sector from April 2020, despite calls from professional bodies and others to delay the reforms.