What is a Deed of Covenant to Pay and why is it used?

30 August 2021

A deed of covenant to pay is a legal agreement between two individuals, where one person promises to pay the other a specified amount of money over a period of time, without receiving any benefit in return.

Some people choose to use a Deed of Covenant since in certain circumstances it enjoys tax benefits. This article explains what a deed of covenant to pay is and why it is used.

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Catherine Partridge

Catherine is our legal editor, she writes website and blog content for a range of industries including legal, business and retail. Having graduated from Exeter University with a degree in French and Spanish, Catherine spent some time working abroad before returning to Devon. She now juggles a writing career that she loves with bringing up two young children and exploring the Devon and Cornish coastline.

Case Comment: Northern Lights v Commissioners for HMRC - the end of substitution clauses?

20 July 2021

Northern Lights v The Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs [2021] UKUT 134 (TCC) confirmed a purposive ‘real life’ approach to substitution clauses in IR35 determinations. In making Status Determinations, businesses must analyse whether they are capable of operating as a matter of practical reality. Status determinations relying heavily on a substitution clause must be revisited.

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Alex Evans

Alex graduated with a BA Laws from Homerton College, Cambridge. He is currently studying for his LLM in Public Law at UCL whilst also interning at The Legal Stop; during his internship Alex will be writing blog posts explaining topical areas of the law, as well as more opinionated pieces on the state of the law. Outside of working hours you can often find Alex in the gym, in the kitchen or reading up on history.

The new mandatory cross-border reporting regime for tax purposes (DAC6)

01 July 2021

Starting from the end of January 2021 the UK will see the introduction of a new mandatory cross-border tax reporting regime called DAC6.

Although DAC6 has been promoted as a transparency reporting regime to help crack down on aggressive cross-border tax planning, it has been widely drafted so that even no tax driven arrangements potentially need to be disclosed; and failing to disclose attracts very substantial financial penalties (not to mention potential reputational consequences).

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Philippa Roles

Philippa is a UK corporate tax Solicitor with 15 years experience. Philippa advises on all areas of UK business taxation, including tax efficient employee remuneration and share option schemes, tax incentives for investment, group restructuring (both UK and cross-border), business asset disposal relief (entrepreneurs relief) planning, partnership taxation and property taxation.

Affordable Pay as You Go Fixed Fee Legal Document Drafting Service

12 June 2021

At The Legal Stop, we understand how challenging it can be for to find legal services that are both professional and affordable. So we created The Legal Stop to give individuals and businesses access to high quality legal services without the high costs.

With our Pay As You Go Fixed-Fee Document Drafting Service there is no subscription, no hidden extras and no expensive hourly rates. Find out more about how it works.

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Catherine Partridge

Catherine is our legal editor, she writes website and blog content for a range of industries including legal, business and retail. Having graduated from Exeter University with a degree in French and Spanish, Catherine spent some time working abroad before returning to Devon. She now juggles a writing career that she loves with bringing up two young children and exploring the Devon and Cornish coastline.

How to form a private limited company in England in 5 steps

02 June 2021

Private limited companies are a popular choice when setting up a new business in the UK. They offer business owners the protection of limited liability and legal separation between the business and its owners, whilst opening up financing opportunities and tax benefits. What’s more, they are relatively straightforward to set up, and typically appear more professional to customers and suppliers than operating as a sole trader.

This article explains how to form a private limited company in England in 5 easy steps.

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Catherine Partridge

Catherine is our legal editor, she writes website and blog content for a range of industries including legal, business and retail. Having graduated from Exeter University with a degree in French and Spanish, Catherine spent some time working abroad before returning to Devon. She now juggles a writing career that she loves with bringing up two young children and exploring the Devon and Cornish coastline.

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