The Immigration Skills Charge

Employers with Tier 2 Sponsorship Licences who recruit workers from outside the European Economic Area will now be subject to the Immigration Skills Charge.

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Enterprise Investment Scheme funding drops

New figures released by H M Revenue & Customs reveal a significant downturn in the amount of investment made through the Government backed Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) in 2015/16. Experts blame rule changes introduced in the 2015 summer Budget for the £238m drop in investment over the two schemes.

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Two Peaks Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis

A group of staff members from Davies Mayers Barnett are attempting a gruelling Two Peaks Challenge next month to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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Uncertainty over property tax breaks

Airbnb hosts and those deriving small amounts of income from property could be out of pocket with significant tax breaks under review. A consultation on rent-a-room relief was announced in the March Budget and, more recently, the proposed £1000 tax free allowance for property was dropped from the Finance Act.

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