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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How to get tax breaks for tenant fit-outs and why you should be wary of lease incentives

In this month’s Insider Ireland’s Business Matters, senior consultant Phil O’Connor highlights the tax breaks that are available for the majority of fit-out expenditure, which many occupiers of property are unaware of. Phil explains that Wear and Tear Allowances and Accelerated Capital Allowances are available for plant and machinery expenditure, and spend on energy efficient … Continue

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To depreciate or allow? That was the question!

Director Aubrey Calderwood has featured in Taxation magazine, where he discusses the recent Office of Tax Simplification consultation that concluded the capital allowances regime should be reformed rather than replaced by accounts depreciation. He says: “The OTS report on whether accounting depreciation or capital allowances should be the method for giving tax relief for tangible … Continue

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How tax incentives in Dublin and Belfast are feeding the hotel boom

Senior consultant Philip O’Connor writes in Insider Ireland’s Business Matters that in addition to positive market conditions, capital allowances in Dublin and Belfast are creating a strong hotel market that has led to numerous completed developments, with many more currently at planning and construction stages. He explains that positive market conditions in both cities, such … Continue

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Don’t risk losing out on a commercial property transaction

Appearing in Insider Ireland, senior consultant Stacey Ferguson outlines why seeing a capital allowances specialist from the beginning of a commercial property transaction is imperative to making sure you don’t miss out on valuable claims. Stacey explains: “It is imperative that appropriate action is taken at the earliest stages of a commercial property transaction to avoid … Continue

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R&D Tax Incentives Part Three: How to prepare a claim

There are two elements that make up a successful and robust claim: a technical narrative and detailed financial calculations. The purpose of which is to demonstrate to HMRC that the project undertaken meets the definition of R&D and includes qualifying costs with supporting evidence. Technical narrative The technical narrative should be written with input from … Continue

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R&D Tax Incentives Part One: What exactly is R&D tax relief?

Research and Development (R&D), is an activity that up until a few years ago most people would think belongs in a lab, carried out by scientists in white coats. No longer is that the case; more people are beginning to understand that R&D refers to the incremental and continual improvements made to all manner of … Continue

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Refurbishment projects – do you know the incentives available to claim?

In this month’s Insider Ireland’s Business Matters, senior consultant Phil O’Connor outlines that property owners – and even tenants – that are spending on the refurbishment of properties could be eligible for some valuable tax relief. Phil explains that refurbishment projects which are undertaken at properties that are in use, or are capable of use, … Continue

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