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Making Accounting Simple – #AskJon – Brexit

Here at CooperFaure we’re always trying to think of exciting new ways of how to engage with our clients. That’s why we’ve launched a video series called ‘Making Accounting Simple’ which aims to cut through the complexity of accounting.

This episode we sat down with our director, Jon Cooper and got his opinions on what Brexit could mean for the future of your business.

Stay tuned for more in depth videos from Jon and Freddie in the future!

If you have any questions. please contact us at tax@cooperfaure.co.uk arrange an initial consultation with one of our team of specialists.

If there are any topics you would like to be covered in future videos, or in a Q+A with Jon Cooper, please let us know. 

Loan Charge to go Ahead on 5th April

The Treasury has published the outcome of their review into the implementation of the Loan Charge on 5th April 2019

Whilst there was an admission that the Loan Charge was designed to avoid (an interesting word in the context of Disguised Remuneration) protracted litigation with individuals challenging the HMRC interpretation of their tax affairs and a recognition of the difficulties that this would cause some individuals, the overall conclusion was that the Loan Charge “is the right approach to ensure fairness for the vast majority of UK taxpayers who pay the right amount of tax at the right time and draw a line under this form of tax avoidance.”

As a result, the Loan Charge will be applied to outstanding loans under Disguised Remuneration Schemes on 5th April.  The HMRC have clarified what outstanding means.  They state “The charge will apply to all loans made since 6 April 1999 if they are still outstanding on 5 April 2019. The charge will not arise on outstanding loans if the user has agreed or is progressing towards settlement with HMRC before 5 April 2019.”

It is not too late to start this process with HMRC by contacting them by email at cl.resolution@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.  The information that needs to be provided by 5th April is:

If you would like our assistance or have any questions, please contact us at tax@cooperfaure.co.uk.

Making Accounting Simple – R&D Tax Relief – Start-Ups

Here at CooperFaure we’re always trying to think of exciting new ways of how to engage with our clients. That’s why we’ve launched a video series called ‘Making Accounting Simple’ which aims to cut through the complexity of accounting.

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits are a tax incentive designed to encourage UK companies to invest in innovation. We wanted to get the message out, specifically to start-up businesses, that they could be missing out on some extra financial flexibility. 

However, from the 1st April 2020, it is proposed that the amount of payable R&D tax credit will be restricted to three times the company’s total PAYE and NICs liability. This change will mainly penalise start-up companies so make sure to watch the video to find out why you should claim.

What We Are Doing To Challenge This

We at Cooper Faure believe that start-ups at the heart of innovation should not be penalised for being unable to afford to employ permanent staff, and we are campaigning against this change. Given the government’s desire to be a UK world leader in enterprise and innovation, this measure is counter-intuitive to that goal.

To make your voice heard, please sign our Parliamentary Petition here.

If you have any questions. please contact us at tax@cooperfaure.co.uk arrange an initial consultation with one of our team of specialists. If you would like to find out if you are eligible for R&D Tax Relief you can arrange a consultation for a fee of £300.00 plus VAT and enjoy our 100% success rate.

If there are any topics you would like to be covered in future videos, or in a Q+A with Jon Cooper, please let us know. 

Making Accounting Simple – #AskFreddie – Making Tax Digital

To read the latest regarding making tax digital please see our blog post here.

Here at CooperFaure we’re always trying to think of exciting new ways of how to engage with our clients. That’s why we’ve launched a video series called ‘Making Accounting Simple’ which aims to cut through the complexity of accounting.


This episode we sat down with our director Freddie Faure to talk through what Making Tax Digital means for your business and what it could mean for the future.

Stay tuned for more in depth videos from Jon and Freddie in the future!

If you have any questions. please contact us at tax@cooperfaure.co.uk arrange an initial consultation with one of our team of specialists. If you would like to find out if you are eligible for R&D Tax Relief you can arrange a consultation for a fee of £300.00 plus VAT and enjoy our 100% success rate.

If there are any topics you would like to be covered in future videos, or in a Q+A with Jon Cooper, please let us know.