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  1. Legal news
    18 January 2021
    Brexit: The TCA and Tax
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/tax-implications-of-a-brexit

    This article looks at the potential tax implications of Brexit

  2. Legal news
    05 June 2019
    The Criminal Finances Act 2017 and HMRC's new approach to its Business Risk Review
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/the-criminal-finances-act-2017-and-hmrcs-new-approach-to-its-business-risk-review

    In a climate where there is a perceived lack of control over those who evade tax either by using tax planning schemes that amount to fraud or outright non-payment of taxes, the Government has introduced legislation over ...

  3. Legal news
    30 January 2019
    Key considerations for hotels in light of recent HMRC announcements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/key-considerations-for-hotels-in-light-of-recent-hmrc-announcements

    HMRC recently made two announcements which should be taken into consideration by hotel businesses. The first is a policy change regarding the VAT treatment of retained payments, and the second is a new voluntary ...

  4. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    HMRC recently announced that nine businesses are under criminal investigation for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/hmrc-recently-announced-that-nine-businesses-are-under-criminal-investigation

    The press release also disclosed that a further 21 businesses across 10 different sectors have cases under review by HMRC. We are told that the investigations relate to businesses of all sizes some of whom are amongst ...

  5. Legal news
    27 April 2020
    The Government Publishes Guidance for Businesses - 'Modern Slavery Reporting During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/modern-slavery-reporting-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic'

    On 20 April 2020 the Home Office published guidance impressing upon businesses that it is essential to continue activity to identify and address risks of modern slavery in operations and supply chains during the ...

  6. Legal news
    28 September 2018
    Failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion - reasonable procedures
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/reasonable-procedures-for-preventing-the-facilitation-of-tax-evasion

    Since 30 September 2017, a company may be criminally liable where it fails to prevent its employees or other associated persons from criminally facilitating tax evasion.

  7. Legal news
    04 March 2021
    UK Spring Budget 2021: Buy homes, raise tax, save the economy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/spring-budget-2021

    With an unprecedented economic challenge resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic (having finally got Brexit done), Chancellor Rishi Sunak faced his second Budget with the unenviable task of seeking to support the economy ...

  8. Legal news
    13 March 2019
    Tax alert: VAT zero rating on aircraft components
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/tax-alert-vat-zero-rating-on-aircraft-components

    We know that in order for aircraft components to be considered for 0% VAT, they must be installed in qualifying carriers. But is clarification from the customer always necessary?

  9. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    HMRC v Fortyseven Park Street
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/hmrc-v-fortyseven-park-street

    Timeshare apartments are not always exempt from VAT according to a recent decision from the Court of Appeal (CoA). In the past, suppliers have treated timeshares as supplies of land which are exempt from VAT. By finding ...