Monthly Archives: October 2017

HR Question Of The Week

Question We have a number of employees who are engaged on ‘zero hours’ contracts, and thus only work as and when required.  If they fall sick, will SSP be payable? Answer The employee will only qualify if they have average earnings at least equal to the NICs Lower Earnings Limit (£113 per week in 2017/18)…. Read more »

VAT Question Of The Week 2

Question My client is a sole proprietor builder who owns land on which he is intending to a build a new house for his own occupation. My client does not want to wait until the property has been constructed and a completion certificate been received in order to claim the VAT using the DIY Refund… Read more »

VAT Question Of The Week

Question My client runs a shop, specialising in upcoming British designers. Increasingly she is getting overseas customers who are insistent that she should not charge them VAT. However, she is concerned that she has no proof the goods will ever leave the UK. What options are open to her? Answer You are correct that generally… Read more »

Tax Question Of The Week 2

Question I am a non-UK resident but have UK rental income and savings income. Do I need to report this in the UK? Answer UK property income will need to be reported in the UK.  Any letting agency that manages the property or the tenant that occupies the property has the responsibility of withholding basic… Read more »

Tax Question Of The Week

Question Is there a required minimum period of residence in a property so that it may be regarded as the main residence for the purposes of private residence relief? Answer Firstly we must consider the legislation at Section 222 Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992. The requirement here is that the dwelling-house must have been the only… Read more »