A list of the news and web-updates (W-updates) from the last few months.



Please click on SME News and scroll down to see our web updates and newsletters. Our publishing policy is NOT to publish for the sake of it and certainly never to spam you. We publish when we have useful new guides, updates and cash law to report, all taylored for SME advisers and their clients. 

We also publish, for subscribers the following rolling updates and planners: 

  • Finance Act and Budget planner and rolling update
  • Director's rolling tax planner
  • Employer's rolling tax planner
  • Land and property rolling tax planner


For all issues scroll through SME News

Here's a recent sample Nichola's SME Tax w-update 10 April 2014



Nichola's SME Tax W-update 7 Feb 2013
Distributions, striking off, pension contributions and Child Benefit charges.

Nichola's SME Tax W-update 21 Jan 2013
Private client tax planning, Director's loans, VAT updates, marginal tax rates.


Nichola's Autumn Statement Highlights
General update

Advisers' Tax Update: Finance Bill 2013
Subscribers guide and analysis

Nichola's SME Tax W-update 21 Nov 2012
Directors' Tax Planning checkist, Investigations and compliance, Swiss Agreement, Marginal Tax Rate planner.

Nichola's SME Tax W-update 7 Nov 2012
Private Client Planning checklist, VAT update, VAT, expenses and the EU, property planning toolkit, ABC shares and family companies.

Nichola's SME Tax W-update 10 Oct 2012
RTI, Clothing and workwear, IR35 - new taskforce

Nichola's SME Tax W-update 11 Sept 2012
ABC shares, Director's Toolkit, Car data changes.

See SME Tax News for further editions in 2012

2011 -Archive

20 Dec: Christmas tax update new dividend section, disappearing tax reliefs and Christmas parties

13 Dec: Tax W-update Finance Bill 2012, Autumn Tax Update, Subsistence, Entertaining and Gifts

7 Dec: Tax W-update PAYE penalties, Close Investment Holding Companies, Employement status

10 Nov: Tax W-update VAT: toolkit, single supply, repayment opportunities, PAYE penalty examples.

26 Oct: Tax W-update Joint property elections, Repairs & renewals, PAYE pooling, Time to pay.

14 Oct: Tax W-update Ceasing trading special: bona vacantia concession dropped, capital reductions & solvency statements

27 Sept: Tax W-update Broadband for employees, EIS, Finance Act planner, Tax penalties & reasonable excuse.

13 Sept: Tax W-update Employment status: directors, partners, contracts, Delaware LLC: transparent in the UK?

17 Aug: Tax W-update Joint property, salary sacrifice & VAT, green fees & VAT, Delaware LLCs, Disincorporation relief and retorspective legislation meets anti-avoidance scheme.

26 July: Tax W-update Interest paid to directors, Goodwill and franchises, Directors' Loan Account toolkits, Entrepreneurs' Relief, more valuations.

19 July: Tax W-update Goodwill: valuations, trade related properties, businesses acquired pre April 2002, Business assets and CGT reliefs.

7 July: Tax W-update Advisers' tax up-date, PAYE underpayment guide, Fixtures and lost capital allowances.

17 June: Tax W-update False self-employment, Salary or dividend 2011/12 upate, tax agents consultancy.

31 May: Tax W-update Goodwill, top tips and traps, Salary or dividend? New fuel rates.

10 May: Tax W-update R & D, Transfer of income streams, tax efficient extraction of profits, capital reduction: tax treatment

26 April: Tax W-update Associated companies, Salary or dividend? Will I pay less tax if I trade via an LLP or a Company, Entertaining, Incorporation.

7 April: Tax W-update What now for ESC C16? Should I pay a dividend or a bonus? Which trading structure? Adviser's Budget Summary and planner.

22 March: Tax Planning for 2011-12 W-update Budget summary, Adviser's Finance Acts Planner (tax planning for 2011/12 and beyond).

22 March: Tax W-update Incorporation special, reasonable excuse, proof of posting, ABC shares and family companies

3 March: Tax W-update Year-end tax planning, Tax penalties, Adviser update, PAYE update, Plumbers Tax Safe Plan.

24 Feb: Tax W-update PAYE update, Lunn & Co, second hand cycle valuation, CGT connected persons.

10 Feb: Tax W-update Adviser update, What expenses can I claim ("back to basics" on medical, dental, training and courses), update Earnings for NICs, Loan write off and NICs.

4 Feb: Tax W-update New guides on ESC C16 (marketing opportunities), Residence, updates on Entrepreneurs' Relief and updated Self-employed Health Check.

27 Jan: Tax W-update ESC C16 proposals, update: Surplus cash, trading status and CGT and IHT reliefs

19 Jan: Tax W-update Travel and Working from home updates, Tax penalties - DOTAS, EIS, Gift relief, Selling the business

6 Jan: Tax W-update Guidance from tax bodies, NMW changes and travel expenses, Materiality and tax, iXBRL


20 December: Tax W-update Advisers' update, entertaining & VAT, directors & entertaining, SA late filing penalties.

1 December: Tax W-update Christmas parties, gifts, CIS penalties transitional measures, and VAT change in rate

12 November: Tax W-update Property profits and losses toolkit, NICS avoidance schemes, Transactions in securities

28 October: Tax W-update Directors' loan accounts, definition of a dwelling house, failed PAYE/NICs avoidance

22 October: Tax W-update Transactions in securities, what expenses can I claim (living expenses), loan relationships, goodwill, Advisers' guides.

30 September: Tax W-update Settlements (again), capital allowances (residential property), directors loans, more PAYE

9 September: Tax W-update Adviser news summary, guide to the PAYE crisis, Loan stock, purchase of own shares

18 August: Summer Tax Tweats A new Settlements case, IR35 comes to Weight Watchers, repurchase of shares (out of capital) checklist

22 July: Tax W-update Private client tax planning, Director's hotels, Agency workers and more Finance Acts

8 July: Tax W-update Director's travel, tax & sponsorship, Finance Act 2010 - the first one

23 June: SME Budget Summary Rise in VAT & CGT

17 June: Tax W-update VAT repayments: holiday home builders

6 June: Tax W-update New disclosure opportunity for lease schemes

27 May: Tax Scheme Review Know your EBT from your EFRBS?

17 May: Tax W-update Converting your home or building an office in your garden

6 May: Tax W-update Goodwill and trade properties

30 April: Tax W-update Adviser penalty planner

22 April: Tax penalty update

15 April: Tax W-update P11D penalties

24 March: SME Budget update

18 March: Tax W-update Surplus cash and ESC C16/CGT

10 March: Tax W-update How to value a business

4 March: Tax W-update Restructing to save tax

25 February: Tax W-update

18 February: Tax W-update

11 February: Employers' Briefing

4 February: Advisers' Q T R (Quarterly tax refresher)

21 January: Tax W-update

14 January: Tax W-update

6 January: Tax in 2010


10 December: Pre-Budget report (in less than 50 words)

25 November: HMRC's cross-tax pilot and another Arctic Systems

18 November: No online services this Friday

21 October : Introducing the Practical Tax Database

21 August: EBTs, small print & new offshore disclosure

22 July: False self-employment, top tips on avoiding tax investigations, 50% super tax


Earlier newswires are not included because they all linked to articles from the old site.