Understanding Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS) Audits: A Comprehensive Guide

Client Assets Sourcebook

Written by Audit Partner, Dan Rose What is a Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS) Audit?    A Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS) audit is a crucial regulatory requirement for financial firms that hold or control client money and assets. The purpose of a CASS audit is to ensure that firms comply with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) […]

Unpacking the 2024 Election Manifestos: What Tax Changes Could Mean for You

With the 2024 election drawing near, understanding the potential tax implications of each party’s manifesto is crucial. Gravita’s comprehensive report below delves into the fiscal forecasts and tax plans outlined by the main political contenders, providing you with essential insights to make informed decisions. Key Highlights from the Report Conservative Party: Abolition of Non-Dom Status: […]

Spot Bitcoin ETFs: A new dawn for bitcoin investment?


On 10 January 2024, the US-based Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the listing and trading of a number of Spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product (ETP) shares. In a turning point for Bitcoin investment, 11 Spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) were approved for the US market, opening up a more regulated way for investors to benefit from […]

Webinar recording: Doing business between the EU and the UK

When thinking about doing business between the UK and EU, there are many factors to consider, both as an individual and a business. These include social security, wage taxes, exit taxes, permanent establishment, and withholding taxes, to name a few. Thomas Adcock, Gravita Tax Partner, and Janneke Speetjens, Attorney-at-law and Tax Consultant at PSP München (lawyers, auditors, tax consultants and […]

Private schools VAT under a labour government: Implications and strategies

Written by VAT Partner, Sandy Cochrane The prospect of VAT being applied to private school fees has generated significant buzz in the media. With a newly elected Labour government, this potential change has become a reality, impacting the families paying for education and the private schools themselves. In this article, we explore the implications of […]

Gravita Tech Talks: Transaction Triumphs (Video)

Gravita hosted an insightful panel discussion ‘Transaction Triumphs’ and we are thrilled to present a video that encapsulates the essence of this tech event. The event brought together a panel of experts who shared their invaluable experiences and strategies that they believe make or break a deal throughout a transactions journey.    The video will […]

Navigating the UK Tax Landscape: Providing Advice for Non-Doms

As you may be aware there have been a number of important changes announced, which will directly affect the basis of UK taxation of those Non-Domiciled in the UK from 6 April 2025 onwards.   We are currently assisting clients to ensure they are prepared for the changes. If you have any Non-Dom clients or […]

Hotel La Tour VAT Appeal – Could the outcome affect you?

Written by VAT Partner, Sandy Cochrane The Hotel La Tour VAT recovery case was scheduled for April 10, 2024. The outcome of the decision could potentially open the door for businesses across various sectors to reclaim VAT on the costs of selling the shares of a subsidiary that have taken place in the last four […]

Payroll Tax Year Changes 2024/25

The new fiscal year has brought about changes to payroll regulations, which demand attention and proactive adjustment to make sure your payroll is compliant, and your staff supported.   In this article we delve into the key payroll changes for 2024/2025, ensuring you are informed and prepared, so you can navigate these changes seamlessly.   […]