Predominantly based at our York office, Fiona is a Chartered accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with many years of experience advising and guiding private and public companies through all aspects of their corporate tax affairs.
Fiona’s experience spans a number of sectors; notably property and manufacturing. In the property sector, Fiona regularly advises on Capital Allowances, VAT and SDLT.
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Employment law update: Changes to termination payments
Changes to the way that termination payments are taxed came into force on 6 April 2018, so if you are already negotiating settlements you should be aware that any payments will fall under the new regime. Payments in Lieu of Notice (PILON) Previously, if an employee was paid in lieu …More
Capital Gains Tax changes on residential property from 6 April 2020
As previously reported, from 6 April 2020 a UK resident taxpayer who disposes of a residential property in the UK, which gives rise to a CGT charge, must report and pay the tax due within 30 days of completion of the sale. Here our tax specialist Fiona Phillips answers some …More
IR35 update: HMRC's private sector reforms delayed until April 2021
In last week's 2020 Budget, the government confirmed that the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector would go ahead as planned next month. However, it has this week been confirmed that there will be a one-year delay to controversial changes to the off payroll working rules …More
Tax update: Are consultants “disguised employees”?
If you are a consultant operating via a personal service company, or your business has contractors which you pay gross via a company, you should be considering the effect that upcoming changes, which will be brought in from 6 April 2020, will have on both reporting responsibilities and cash flow. …More
New off-payroll tax rules will apply to the private sector from 2020: are you ready?
With just a few months until off-payroll working tax rules apply to the private sector, tax specialist Fiona Phillips looks at the detail of the government's recently unveiled draft legislation In March this year, the Government announced that the rules relating to off payroll working, which currently apply …More
New case law helps to define meaning of residential property
What is a dwelling? This might seem like a question with an obvious answer, but whether a property is residential or non-residential could make a considerable difference to the amount of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) that a property attracts, as highlighted in the recent case of PN Bewley …More
Another IR35 case lost by HMRC
Hot on the heels of the Lorraine Kelly case, which we reported on last month, the First-tier Tribunal has just published its findings in the case of Atholl House Production Ltd. The company provided the services of TV presenter Kaye Adams and HMRC argued that, had Ms Adams been …More
IR35 update: TV's Lorraine Kelly wins tax case against HMRC
The recent decision in the case of Albatel Limited vs HMRC is the latest in a long line of personal service company tax cases where HMRC has tried to apply the IR35 rules to determine the employment status of high profile presenters. Case background Albatel provided the services of TV …More