Insight

As one of the most experienced fiscal incentive specialists in the UK, we have helped generate in excess of £1bn of additional tax savings on behalf of our clients.

Here we provide case studies of some of our most prestigious and high-value engagements and present insightful analysis and commentary across a variety of topics.

Case study – Historical review of enhanced capital allowances

Review and analysis of data centre operator's historical capital allowances. Total expenditure: £27m Total plant and machinery allowances - £23.2m Total tax saving @ 20%: £4.64m

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Part Four: Top tips on protecting your capital allowances from the outset

In this final instalment of our four-part series, we share our tips on how to protect your capital allowances. How do you protect your capital allowances position? In last week’s blog we demonstrated that without fully investigating a property acquisition, a potentially significant cash benefit could be missed and remain, with the legislation as it … Continue

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Stimulating growth in the Northern Ireland economy – investors shouldn’t overlook existing tax incentives

Director Aubrey Calderwood writes in Insider Ireland’s Business Matters, that those contemplating investing in Northern Ireland should not overlook the tax reliefs that already exist in the country. Aubrey outlines that with Northern Ireland having the slowest growing economy in the UK, with one per cent growth so far this year, a non-functioning devolved Assembly, … Continue

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Part Three: This is why thorough due diligence is important

In the first instalment of our four-part series, we outlined why commercial property investors must incorporate all available tax reliefs from the beginning of a purchase in order to unlock the maximum value of a transaction. In this blog we put the theory into practice to highlight why this is so important. Why due diligence … Continue

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Part Two: What’s so important about Heads of Terms?

The HoT is a document that sets out the terms of negotiation at the start of a property transaction. A commercial property agent working on behalf of the seller will usually prepare this, which covers various details about the property, including the tax considerations of which capital allowances are a part. This document will generally … Continue

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An essential guide to claiming capital allowances on property expenditure

This quarter’s edition of Accountancy Plus magazine from the Certified Public Accountants of Ireland features senior consultant, Phil O’Connor, who explains the complex area of tax law that is capital allowances on property spend. He elaborates: “Capital allowances claims for property expenditure range from the simple to the extremely complex. Where claims are carefully prepared, … Continue

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Office to hotel conversions and the tax relief that nobody knows about

Overseas residents are visiting the UK in ever increasing numbers according to the Office of National Statistics, which is putting pressure on UK towns and cities to provide enough accommodation[1].  As a way to address this, investors and developers have been looking for new ways to bring hotel products to market and we’ve seen an … Continue

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Why choose an experienced R&D tax credits advisor?

HMRC is set to refuse a claim for R&D tax credit relief, six years after originally opening an enquiry in February 2012. The claimant company, Hadee Engineering Co Limited, is likely to lose out on a previously claimed tax refund of over £85,000. The First Tier Tribunal case is unusual in that the enquiry was … Continue

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Could your business be eligible for Ireland’s R&D tax credit scheme?

Head of R&D Tax Incentives, Peter Jelfs, has explored the Republic of Ireland’s attractive Research & Development tax credit scheme in this month’s Insider Ireland. He explains how, despite the number of successful R&D claims increasing in the past few years, there are still organisations that are undertaking qualifying activity that are not claiming. Since … Continue

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