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  1. 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 ...

  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
    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.

  4. Legal news
    13 January 2020
    Brexit: Tax implications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/tax-implications-of-a-brexit

    This article looks at the potential tax implications of Brexit

  5. Legal news
    06 November 2020
    An overview of the UK government financial package for COVID-19 relief
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-government-financial-package-for-covid-19-relief

    The comprehensive financial support package offered by the Chancellor has continued to increase and evolve since his initial announcements during the 2020 Budget. As we move into the next phase of the recovery ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    23 November 2017
    Autumn Budget 2017
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/autumn-budget-2017

    The knives were being sharpened on both sides of the House as Philip Hammond stood up to make his first Autumn Budget Statement. With the papers full of headlines about the remoaning Chancellor and this "make or break" ...