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News from the London Accountant magazine, the official publication of the London and Croydon Societies of Chartered Accountants.

Tax efficient green cars opportunity

Pat Nown May 2020

The phrases ‘tax efficient’ and ‘cars’ do not normally sit comfortably together but this is changing due to new developments regarding ultra-low emission (ULE) cars, explains LSCA Taxation Committee member Pat Nown.

Tax Discussion Group: bringing on board a new director

Andrew McKenzie-Smart April 2020

The issue of how to bring on board a new director with an existing company formed the basis of an in-depth discussion on how shareholders would change, CGT implications and whether the old company should be wound up, Andrew McKenzie-Smart reports.

Important Budget a distant memory

Gay Jordan April 2020

Although the Budget has been overtaken by subsequent events, it is worth remembering the speech contained important announcements for both business and individuals. LSCA Taxation Committee chair Gay Jordan reports from the society’s post-Budget breakfast.

Need for flexible workers in financial services

Victoria Walmsley April 2020

Victoria Walmsley, Managing Director at Morgan McKinley, weighs up the impact of a flexible workforce can have in financial services and how future changes in IR35 will cause unintended consequences despite the year’s delay in implementation caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

COVID-19: ICAEW hub for latest news

ICAEW April 2020

For the very latest pandemic news, including updates for businesses and workers, ICAEW’s coronavirus hub provides an invaluable source of information.

IAS 1 replacement will hit P&L structure

Jamie Tomlin March 2020

Jamie Tomlin, chair of the LSCA’s technical committee, reviews the IASB’s draft proposals to replace IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statement which is set to change how the financial cake is sliced.

Retailers call to end London business rate ‘subsidy’

London Accountant March 2020

As over 50 retailers urge the government to reform business rates, London is in the firing line as businesses subsidise the capital’s rates bill by nearly £600m, while the ICAEW Tax Faculty sets out five areas for change in this month’s Budget.

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