This article looks at the 4 methods currently available to UK employers and HR departments to carry out compliant right to work checks. The article also summarises some of the changes to the UK immigration system which have taken place and those that are due to take place over the next few months.
Our new Dixcart Discuss series will provide short, commercially relevant video summaries of key issues relating to Covid-19. If there are any topics you would like us to cover or you have specific questions regarding some of the topics in our Dixcart Discuss videos, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. Accounts and Services Manager, Tara Lister, understands businesses are […]
The UK Government has announced a new bespoke visa, the Hong Kong BN(O) visa, which will give British National (Overseas) (“BN(O)”) citizens the ability to relocate to the UK to live, work, and study. This is in light of the new National Security Law imposed in Hong Kong by the Chinese Government. This new route […]
A few businesses will be thriving during the Coronavirus pandemic, as turnover is driven to them, but most will be experiencing a reduction in business and wondering how they will survive. This article is for them as it outlines the action to be taken by business to survive the coronavirus crisis. The overriding principal, in […]
Exporting and Importing Goods to or from the EU Although Brexit negotiations are still ongoing and the final formal Brexit deal has not yet been agreed, there are still some known changes that are happening and for which the Government has issued guidance. If you are exporting or importing goods to the EU then time […]
Covid-19 has undoubtedly affected every business and despite the Job Retention Scheme and the new Job Support Scheme, many businesses will be forced to cut salaries and make redundancies. Using Share Schemes to motivate employees is a great, tax efficient alternative. Using Share Schemes to Motivate Employees Even when the outlook improves, it may not […]
With the cancellation of the Autumn Budget all eyes were on the Chancellor to see what measures he would announce to help businesses through the winter. In his speech on Thursday 24 September, Rishi Sunak outlined a Winter Economy Plan, announcing five broad areas to help businesses through the winter: a new job support scheme, […]
This summary is for the self-employed, explaining the government assistance available to them throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic and ways that they can help themselves. We are keeping this summary up to date with the current assistance available and removing the sections that no longer apply. The last time this advice was updated was after the […]
Dixcart has prepared a summary of the assistance that the government has made available to businesses at this challenging time. It is split into several categories to make it as easy as possible to follow. We are keeping this summary up to date detailing the current assistance available and removing the sections that no longer […]
From 1 January 2021, the work sponsor system is expected to change. These changes mean that UK employers wanting to hire EEA nationals (and citizens from the rest of the world) can only do so under the Skilled Talent or Intra-company Transfer routes.
In July 2020 the UK government published draft legislation that will see a 2% Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge (“the surcharge”) being applied to purchases of residential property in England and Northern Ireland from 1 April 2021. Until then stamp duty land tax continues to be levied in relation to the location of the property […]
Once it has been decided that the UK is the correct location to establish a business, the next key decision is how this should be structured. One of the most popular structures is a limited company. Recruiting high quality staff is also a priority and the availability and tax efficient nature of using UK share […]
Forming a UK Company The UK is as an attractive market for many overseas businesses forming a holding company. Special Purpose Vehicles (“SPVs”) are also set up in the UK for joint investments into specific projects, often where investors want to speak with one voice. The UK is chosen for forming a company because of […]
Background – What the UK Offers as a Tax Efficient Jurisdiction for a Holding Company One of the UK Government’s key ambitions has been to create the most competitive tax system in the G20. It has developed strategies to support, rather than hinder, growth and to boost investment. Through the implementation of these strategies the […]