SME Tax News

HMRC have published new advisory fuel rates for company car drivers which will apply from 1 June 2019.

HMRC have published a new third-party research report on "The Role of Professional Bodies in the regulation of Tax Agents".

In his inaugural speech as new president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), Glyn Fullelove has sent a clear message to CTAs, “there is no place for any tax advisers who promote avoidance schemes in the CIOT. If there are still members who seek to develop and promote such schemes, I have a simple message – this is not the body for you."

HM Treasury have launched a consultation “Transposition of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive”, which could increase the number of trusts that need to be registered with the Trust Registration Service (TRS) to over a million.


We are publishing early this week. There are some rather interesting developments from the courts, we have our latest Land and Property update, more 'CPD for lunch' and more Spotlights from HMRC.

In Anthony and Tracy Lee Hancock v HMRC [2019] UKSC 24 the Supreme Court held that that the conversion of QCBs and non-QCBs into a single new QCB were two separate conversions: tax was due on redemption.