Monthly Archives: July 2017

HR Question of the Week

Question One of my clients has received job applications from school children and college students to fill summer job vacancies. Is there anything special that she needs to know that is different from employing adults? Answer Whilst general employment law principles are the same for managing younger workers as they are for your adult staff,… Read more »

VAT Question of the Week

Question My client trades below the VAT threshold in the UK but is to supply marketing consultancy services to an unregistered business in France. If these supplies take his turnover over £85,000 should he register for VAT in the UK or does he need to register in France, or neither?   Answer For VAT purposes,… Read more »

Tax Question of the Week

Question I have a client who is non-resident in the UK having lived and worked abroad for the last 7 years.  He currently owns a property in the UK that was his main home before he left to work abroad.  Since his departure he has let this property out, receiving rents which have been included… Read more »

HR Question of the Week

Question A number of clients are struggling with receiving holiday requests for the same period of time over summer. Do you have any advice I can pass on to them?   Answer During the summer months, it’s not unusual for a large number of staff to request time off work, especially due to the warmer… Read more »

VAT Question of the Week

Question My client is setting up a new café business and wants to buy some kitchen equipment from Italy.  As she hasn’t VAT registered yet she has been told by the supplier that she will be charged Italian VAT.  Is this correct, and if so can she claim it back?   Answer The supply of… Read more »

Tax Question of the Week

Question An employee has two separate employment contracts with the same employer.  During the day he is a school teacher, and in the evenings he is a lecturer at a college.  We currently calculate NIC on his total earnings.  However, if we were to split his earnings and calculate NICs separately on each job, there… Read more »