COVID-19, Footballers and Furlough Leave

Introduction Taking a look at the workings of the UK corona virus furlough scheme within Premier League Football Clubs and of football players. The news of football clubs furloughing its employees has been met with backlash. There has been negative reaction to football clubs implementing the government’s measures to assist businesses during this time, especially […]

Information on the VAT Deferral Scheme.

As part of its temporary measures to combat the effects of the Corona Virus on business, HMRC has agreed to defer VAT tax payments to aid cash flow. Know your rights to ensure you benefit: All businesses that are registered for UK VAT have the option to defer VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 […]

Landlords taking back possession

Landlords Taking Back Possession – Injunction or Possession Order?

As a landlord, when a tenant refuses to leave or there is dispute over termination of tenancy, one must tread carefully to ensure that the tenancy is terminated pursuant to the contract and the act of taking back possession is carried out lawfully. Without agreement by your tenant or in the event of trespassers, taking […]

Should you charge VAT on your Non EU Supplies?

In an increasingly globalized world, and with an influx of foreign investment into the UK in recent times, it is important for UK based businesses to be aware of their VAT obligations when invoicing for supplies to customers outside of the EU. For an international law firm or any businesses with cross-jurisdictional operations, it is […]

SDLT on student property investments

The general rule for student properties is that purpose built student accommodation is exempt from the higher rates. Most student properties are less than the current residential threshold of £125,000 meaning there is usually no SDLT payable. If however the buyer is purchasing more than one student property together and the aggregate price exceeds £125,000 […]