We regularly engage with both HM Treasury and HMRC on tax policy issues affecting our clients: this includes making a written submission on relevant consultations.

Below is a selection of our recent submissions:

November 2022: Changes to the processing of Option to Tax forms

Comments on HMRC’s consultation on potential changes to the processing of VAT option to tax (OTT) notifications by the option to tax national unit.

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September 2022: Protecting customers claiming tax repayments

Comments on the proposed measures to address consumer protection issues for taxpayers who claim tax repayments via repayment agents.

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August 2022: The taxation of decentralised finance involving the lending and staking of cryptoassets

Comments on the decentralised finance taxation consultation.

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July 2022: Capital allowances review

Comments on HM Treasury’s review of capital allowances ahead of the Budget later this year.

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July 2022: MTD for income tax – draft Notices

Comments on the consultation on the draft MTD ITSA notices.

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June 2022: OTS review of property income

Comments on the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) review of property income.

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May 2022: Basis period reform provisional figures technical paper

Comments on the proposals put forward on the issue of provisional figures arising as part of the government’s changes to the basis period rules.

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September 2021: Autumn Budget 2021

Representations to government ahead of the 2021 Autumn Budget.

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August 2021: Simplifying the VAT Land Exemption: Call for evidence

Comments on the call for evidence to simplify the VAT Land Exemption.

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August 2021: Basis period reform: Comments from Saffery Champness LLP

Comments on the proposals to amend the basis period rules.

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July 2021: Residential Property Developer Tax Consultation Comments from Saffery Champness LLP

Comments on the proposals to introduce the new residential property developers tax (RPDT).

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June 2021: R&D Tax Reliefs: Consultation of March 2021

Comments on the consultation Research and Development (R&D) Tax Reliefs announced at the March 2021 Budget.

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May 2021: Transfer pricing documentation consultation

Comments on the proposals to the transfer pricing documentation consultation.

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May 2021: Enterprise Management Incentives: Call for Evidence

Comments on the Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) scheme and other tax-advantaged employee share schemes.

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April 2021: Call for Evidence – Third party data reporting

Comments on the Office of Tax Simplification’s (OTS’s) review into whether and how it could be helpful for individuals to have information relating to their tax position submitted to HMRC on their behalf by third parties.

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March 2021: Making Tax Digital for Corporation Tax

Comments in response to the proposals to extend the Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime to Corporation Tax (CT).

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November 2020: Capital Gains Tax review – part two

Comments in response to part two of the Capital Gains Tax review from the OTS

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October 2020: The scope of qualifying expenditures for R&D Tax Credits

Comments in response to the potential changes to the scope of qualifying expenditures for Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits.

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September 2020: Tackling promoters of tax avoidance

Comments in response to the proposals to strengthen the sanctions against those who promote or enable aggressive tax avoidance schemes.

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August 2020: Preventing abuse of the R&D tax relief for SMEs: second consultation

Comments in response to the second consultation on preventing abuse of the R&D tax relief for SMEs.

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August 2020: Raising standards in the tax advice market

Comments in response to HMRC’s call for evidence on ways to raise standards and increase transparency in the tax advice market.

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August 2020: Notification of uncertain tax treatment by large businesses

Comments on the proposals to require large businesses to notify HMRC where they have adopted an uncertain tax treatment.

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August 2020: HMRC Charter

Comments on the proposals to update HMRC’s Charter.

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August 2020: Capital Gains Tax review – part one

Comments in response to part one of the Capital Gains Tax review from the OTS

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May 2020: Call for evidence: Claims and elections

A consultation to the response from the OTS to its call for evidence into the UK’s tax claims and elections

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March 2020: Fifth Money Laundering Directive and Trust Registration Service

A consultation on extending the Trust Registration Service

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February 2020: Budget 2020

Representations to government ahead of the 2020 Budget.

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October 2019: International Tax Enforcement: disclosable arrangements

A consultation on HMRC’s proposals on the implementation of the EU cross-border disclosure regime

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September 2019: Off payroll – Draft Finance Bill 2019

A consultation on the draft legislation on off-payroll working which is to be introduced from April 2020

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May 2019: Capital Gains Tax – Private Residence Relief

A consultation on the proposed changes to the ancillary capital gains tax (CGT) reliefs

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May 2019: Off payroll working

A consultation on the proposals for the extension of the off-payrolling rules to cover private sector businesses from April 2020

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May 2019: Preventing abuse of the R&D tax relief for SMEs

A consultation on the introduction of the R&D payable tax credit cap

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March 2019: A review of trust taxation

A consultation on the taxation of trusts

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February 2019: Amendments to tax returns

A call for evidence on issues faced when making an amendment to a tax return.

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December 2018: The business lifecycle for smaller businesses

A call for evidence on how tax impacts the lifecycle of smaller businesses.

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August 2018: Off payroll working

A consultation on off payroll working in the private sector

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June 2018: The VAT registration threshold

A call for evidence on the operation and impact of the VAT registration threshold.

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June 2018: Capital gains tax

A call for evidence to introduce a requirement to pay capital gains tax due on residential property disposals within 30 days.

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June 2018: Review of inheritance tax

A call for evidence and a survey on the operation of inheritance tax, with a view to its simplification.

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June 2018: Employment status review

A consultation on options to increase clarity over an individual’s employment status and the consequential tax impacts of any such changes, following on from last year’s Taylor Review.

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