Craig Walker

Tax Director, Sheffield

Craig is a Chartered Tax Advisor and member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. He is highly experienced and has a wealth of knowledge, having worked at a large regional firm of Chartered Accountants and a top 20 firm.

Craig provides practical tax advice and support to a wide range of clients and business types. He advises on all matters tax related, both corporate and personal, including income, capital gains and inheritance. Craig has extensive knowledge of trusts and estates and is a member of the prestigious Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is also highly experienced at providing tax advice to international clients and holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients.

Craig Walker Tax Director

Craig Walker

Tax Director, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

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Craig’s recent articles

Apprenticeship cash boost

The government has confirmed that employers of all sizes in England can now apply for £3,000 in extra funding to help them take on new apprentices. The boost to the apprenticeship incentive scheme was confirmed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the Budget in March. The...

NIC reliefs set for Freeports

Freeport operators will be able to take advantage of a zero rate of secondary national insurance contributions (NICs) for employees, the government has announced. The National Insurance Contributions Bill 2021, which legislates reliefs for those operating in...

Government confirms start date for Plastic Packaging Tax

The UK government has confirmed that the new Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) will come into force on 1 April 2022. The PPT will be charged at a rate of £200 per metric ton of chargeable plastic packaging.   The aim of the tax The plastic packaging tax is designed to...

Proposal to extend Capital Gains Tax deadline for divorces

A report published by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has recommended extending the deadline by which divorcing couples are able to claim spousal exemption on Capital Gains Tax when dividing their assets. Married couples or civil partners can transfer assets...

Proposal to extend Capital Gains Tax deadline

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has recommended that the government double the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) reporting and payment deadline for disposals of UK residential property to 60 days. Rules introduced in April 2020 mean that a UK resident disposing of UK...

Two Promotions at Hawsons Doncaster office

The Partners of Hawsons are pleased to announce two new promotions at the firm’s Doncaster office. Effective from 1 April 2021 Dan Wood is promoted to Partner and James Snipe to Audit Manager.   Dan WoodDan trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with...

R&D cap announced

R&D cap announced

The government has announced a cap on the amount of payable tax credit that a company can claim for Research and Development (R&D). The cap will be £20,000 per period plus 300% of the PAYE and NIC payable for the period. This will take effect for periods starting...

Introducing the Super-deduction

What is the Super-deduction? The super-deduction is a 130% first-year capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets. There is also a less generous 50% first-year allowance for assets qualifying for the special rate pool. The super-deduction will allow...

Budget 2021: When is the Budget?

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver his 2021 Budget on Wednesday 3rd March 2021.   What time is the Budget? The Budget is expected to take place at about 12:30 pm, straight after PMQs. The first part of the statement typically begins with a review of the...

Changes to the off-payroll working rules from April 2021

If your business utilises subcontractors who provide personal services through limited companies or other intermediaries, then you may have to make substantial changes to comply with new rules which take effect from April 2021. It is vital that you act now to ensure...

Calls for a rise in the High Income Child Benefit Charge threshold

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has urged the government to raise the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) threshold to avoid it affecting basic-rate taxpayers for the first time in April 2021.  The £50,000 threshold for the HICBC has remained static...

Canny romantics: The tax benefits of marriage

Canny romantics: The tax benefits of marriage

Considering popping the question on Valentine’s Day?  Here we look at some of the tax breaks married couples can benefit from and how it can pay to get hitched   The Marriage Allowance The Marriage Allowance can enable eligible married couples and civil partners...

More time and greater flexibility to repay Bounce Back Loans

The Chancellor has announced a new ‘Pay as You Grow’ initiative to help the 1.4 million small businesses who took out government-backed Bounce Back Loans.  Borrowers will have the option to: Extend the length of their loan from six to ten years. Make interest-only...

Rebrand 2021 | When better than now?

Hawsons are delighted to introduce our new rebranded logo. The sleek design fits in with the image we aim to give our clients and connections, of a professional, high-quality multi-disciplinary Accountancy and Business Advisory Firm. Our new brand incorporates our...

Christmas parties and staff gifts – a tax guide

Christmas parties and staff gifts – a tax guide

Christmas parties and staff gifts - a tax guide With the festive period now approaching, we are often asked by employers about the tax treatment of providing a staff Christmas party or giving gifts to employees. Here is a quick reminder of the rules.   STAFF PARTIES...