Monthly Archives: November 2017

HR Question of the Week 2

Question A client has had a difficult employee for a while but they left recently, quite acrimoniously. Out of the blue, they’ve now received a reference request from a different company about this employee. They’ve been speaking to me about this and I’d like to know whether they have to respond and what they can… Read more »

HR Question of the Week

Question I’ve been speaking to a client who had to close the office this week because of the bad storm. I’m sure we’re going to get more bad weather over the next few months, so do you have any information I could pass on to my clients? Answer Extreme weather appears to be an increasingly… Read more »

VAT Question of the Week 2

Question My client has a debt on the ledger, which is overdue by more than six months.  After much chasing over a long period, the debtor has now agreed to pay the debt. However, he is saying that he should only pay the net amount as the debt is more than six months overdue and… Read more »

VAT Question of the Week

Question My client is in the process of converting a barn into a residential property.  It has full planning permission allowing it to be used and disposed of independently, but the likelihood is that they won’t live in it but will use it as a holiday property.  Can they make a claim on the DIY… Read more »

Tax Question of the Week 2

Question My client lets out their home for a fortnight when they go on their annual holiday. The temporary lodgers have access to the whole house and not just a selected room. HMRC guidance on the rent a room scheme states “you can let out as much of your home as you want” and so… Read more »

Tax Question of the Week.

Question My client has recently sold his family company, realising a significant gain and using all of his Capital Gains (CGT) Tax Entrepreneurs’ Relief lifetime allowance in the process. Although he has stepped back from active involvement, he is considering investing a significant amount of money in a trading company and has told me he… Read more »