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Employment related securities annual returns – what you need to know

By CT Team | December 1, 2017

EMPLOYMENT related securities (ERS) are a common way of incentivising employees within the technology and biotechnology industries. However, issuing shares or share options results in a reporting obligation to HMRC, the UK tax authorities. This blog aims to answer the most common queries regarding these annual returns. Overview Any company that has given shares or…



By CT Team | November 24, 2017

CONFLUENCE TAX held a post-budget tax briefing for those in the biotech and tech space on November 23, 2017. Here we’ve shared the ‘need to knows’ for all knowledge-intensive companies and investors WHILE MANY commentators on the autumn budget were unmoved, we welcomed various tax changes that affect the knowledge-based businesses we work with –…

Budget 2017 briefing slide deck

By CT Team | November 24, 2017



Don’t let tax be a party pooper!

By CT Team | November 14, 2017

IF YOU’RE booking an annual staff event, such as a Christmas party or summer BBQ, now is the time to look at how much you’re spending on each member of staff to avoid any nasty surprises from HMRC for your employees. There is a £150 tax-free limit imposed by HMRC that an employer can spend…

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R&D Tax credits presentation UK Jul 2017

By CT Team | July 27, 2017

AN R&D TAX CREDIT is a UK company tax relief, delivered via the tax system and administered by HMRC, that results in either a reduction in a company’s tax bill or a cash payment from HMRC. Read or download the presentation to find out how R&D tax credits may benefit your biotechnology or technology company.…

Share schemes for employees are good practice

Share schemes tax summary

By CT Team | July 13, 2017

THESE SHARE SCHEMES TABLES summarise the respective tax treatments of the three most common ways of providing equity reward to UK tax resident employees.