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Nigel May

CTA, LLB

Tax Partner

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Nigel has over twenty years experience in offering proactive tax advice to the firm's diverse range of clients.

As both a graduate in law and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Nigel covers a wide spectrum of tax issues, both corporate and personal.

He regularly lectures on a diverse range of taxation matters including: budget commentaries, self assessment and tax and financial planning.

Nigel relishes the problem-solving aspects of advising on taxation issues, seeking to recommend solutions that achieve the best conclusion from both a commercial and a taxation viewpoint.

Expertise

Service:
  • Tax
  • Private Client Tax
  • Sector:
  • Professional Services
  • My latest insights

    Hopscotch v HMRC - When is property development trading activity?

    by Nigel May

    NIgel May examines how the Hopscotch case distinguishes between property development and and property development trade

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    Review of Capital Gains Tax – what it means for small businesses and individuals

    by Nigel May

    Nigel May explores the background to this review and what a future CGT may look like.

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    The Plan for Jobs – what was missed?

    by Nigel May

    Tax Partner, Nigel May outlines what was missing from Rishi Sunak's Plan for Jobs announcement 

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    Professional Practices: COVID-19 – Time for a change?

    by Nigel May

    Will many law firms decide to change its accounting date to reduce the impact of COVID-19?

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    The tip of the iceberg?

    by Nigel May

    More than two years after a ban was first proposed following an official review, yesterday Theresa May announced plans to ban restaurants from withholding a proportion of tips that are left for waiting staff, giving insight into what might be addressed in the Budget on 29 October, or indeed any ensuing legislation.

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    Residential property disposals of the future may require a CGT payment within 30 days

    by Nigel May

    As rules currently stand, if a residential property is classed as one’s principal private residence, the gain arising on disposal,

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    Maximising the use of the inheritance tax transferrable nil rate band

    by Nigel May

    On 9th October 2007, Inheritance Tax was revolutionised by the introduction of what was called the transferable nil rate band. Until that time, where a married couple had simple wills, leaving all assets to the survivor when the first spouse died that spouse’s nil rate band would be wasted...

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    No escape for MAJOR Tim

    by Nigel May

    Major Tim Peake has just commenced his six month stint on the International Space Station...

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    Government clamps down on offshore developers of UK land

    by Nigel May

    Until now the general rule has been that liability to UK tax in respect of trading activities...

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    HMRC and the direct collection of debts

    by Nigel May

    The Government’s announcement that it was still going to allow HMRC to collect directly tax from...

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    HMRC re-organisation – back to the future?

    by Nigel May

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it...

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    Capital Gains Tax main residence relief –problems with infill development

    by Nigel May

    When looking at public knowledge of the tax system, one of the most commonly understood rules is...

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    Going to the tax tribunal? Join the queue

    by Nigel May

    It was recently reported that there is now a backlog of 30,000 cases waiting to be heard by...

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    Good news for holiday home owners?

    by Nigel May

    One of the perils of holiday home ownership has always been differing succession rules in...

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