PEM Insights

Tax Relief for the Remediation of Contaminated Land

Tax Relief for the Remediation of Contaminated Land

Many companies are forced to incur expenditure on the decontamination of UK land prior to undertaking construction activities. There is a generous tax relief specifically designed to benefit those paying for decontamination so it is worthwhile seeking advice to determine whether this relief would be available to you.

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ICO fines 11 charities

As many of you will have read in the press, the ICO has fined eleven charities for breaching the Data Protection Act. The fines range from £6,000 to £18,000. The Charity Commission has since opened compliance cases against all eleven charities to assess whether their trustees were acting in accordance with their duties under charity law.

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Charity Commission updates

In March 2017, the Charity Commission reissued its guidance, CC25 Charity finances: trustee essentials. At the same time it also republished Charity governance, finance and resilience: 15 questions trustees should ask.

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Making Tax Digital

The biggest shake-up of the tax system for 20 years is underway as online personal tax accounts replace the annual tax return – and PEM has launched a secure online portal and a free mobile app to help you make the digital transition.

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