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Tax Investigation Protection Service

Burgess Hodgson offer a facility to take out insurance with Croner Taxwise, the market leader in the specialist field for Tax Protection Insurance. This was introduced in response to clients’ concerns and the change in HM Revenue & Customs’ approach which was to concentrate their energies into investigations to ensure compliance. This increased the number of cases being reviewed.
If your Tax affairs were investigated, we can help you at every step of the process. There would be substantial accountancy costs involved but these would be covered by the insurance policy offered so you would not be chargeable.

If you have any queries about this policy, please contact your usual Burgess Hodgson contact or email info@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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HMRC publish further Brexit guidance

Following the pattern of recent weeks HMRC continue to publish further detailed guidance to businesses on trading with the EU ahead, potentially, of Brexit on the 31 October.

Over recent days HMRC have published further guidance on the following issues arising from Brexit (Click for links);

In recent days further letters have also been issued to businesses that have traded previously with the EU including a checklist for Brexit preparations. Please click here for an example of the letters.



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HMRC Announce Delay to New ‘Reverse Charge’ Rules for Construction Sector

In a sudden change HMRC have delayed the introduction of the new ‘reverse charge’ VAT rules scheduled to come into effect from 1 October 2019. Citing industry concerns and to avoid the changes coinciding with Brexit the government has announced that the introduction of the rules will be delayed for a year until 31 October 2020. See the full announcement here.

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Preparing for Brexit

Government launches Brexit preparation advertising campaign


The government has launched a substantial advertising campaign to advise individuals how to prepare for Brexit on the 31 October. Alongside this a new Brexit website has been launched – www.gov.uk/brexit


The website collates much of the previous guidance issued in order to prepare businesses and individuals for Brexit – including specific guidance for businesses importing from or exporting to the EU. This follows on from further preparation in recent weeks – including the automatic issue of EORI numbers to exporters.

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HMRC accelerates ‘no deal’ Brexit planning

Over recent days HMRC appear to be accelerating planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit with several communications issued this week along with a letter being sent to some businesses.

Some VAT registered businesses will have received a letter from HMRC this week which automatically issues an EORI number to the business. Previous Brexit related communications have advised businesses to register for an EORI number voluntarily but the suggestion is that response has been slow and HMRC have now decided to auto-enrol businesses with EORI numbers. (more…)

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Len Hodgson CBE MBE 1930-2019

We are saddened by the recent death of Len. He started working for Burgess & Burgess in London in 1953 and was made Senior Partner in 71. With Len’s guidance and leadership the firm grew substantially and continues to grow today, with currently 19 Partners and over 150 Staff.

The KM gives a brief glimpse to the man that he was.

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Well done!

A big congratulations to all our trainees who have just passed their exams.

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