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Coronavirus Update – 2 April 2020

2 April 2020

What are the options to limit the financial damage of COVID-19?

It’s hard to believe that Rishi Sunak has only been the Chancellor since Valentine’s Day, given what he’s had to deal…

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Election on 8th June – What’s in the manifestos?

1 June 2017

The decision to call a snap General election on 8th June caught many of us by surprise. The various political parties have been rushing out their manifestos making all sorts of promises if elected. These documents are becoming increasingly important. Bringing…

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March 2017 – Year end Capital Taxes Planning

2 March 2017

Have you used your 2016/17 £11,100 annual capital gains exemption? Consider selling shares where the gain is less than £11,100 before 6 April 2017. Also, if you have any worthless shares, consider a negligible value claim to establish a capital loss. You may even be able to set…

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Monthly Tax Update – May 2016

9 June 2016

Welcome to our monthly tax update designed to keep you informed of the latest tax issues.

We hope you enjoy reading this update; remember, we are here to help you so please contact us if you need further information on any of the topics covered.

Changes next year for public sector…

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New allowances for trading and property income

9 May 2016

NewIn his 2016 Budget speech, the Chancellor announced two new allowances would be introduced from April 2017 for money earned from `the sharing economy’. One allowance will be for trading income and the other for property income.

Trading income allowance

A new allowance…

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Minimum wage increases

1 October 2015

The adult rate of the national minimum wage (NMW) is set to rise by 20p to £6.70 on 1 October 2015.

As well as the change to adult rate:

  • the apprentice rate increases by 57p to £3.30
  • the rate for 18 to 20 year olds will rise by 17p to £5.30
  • those aged…

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Digital account timeline overview

4 September 2015

HMRC has revealed how it plans to introduce digital tax accounts over the course of the 2015/16 tax year.

First announced in Budget 2015, news that HMRC wants digital accounts to replace traditional annual tax accounts created much debate.

Now, further details of what this transitional process will look have been…

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Monthly Tax Update – September 2015

1 September 2015

Welcome to our monthly tax update designed to keep you informed of the latest tax issues.

In this issue we focus on issues to be considered before the end of the tax year and things to look forward to next year. As ever we are here to help you so…

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New holiday pay rules come into effect

6 August 2015

holidayEmployers will need to account for overtime when calculating holiday pay from 1 July 2015.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled in November 2014 that employers must factor in overtime, commissions and bonuses when making holiday pay calculations, instead…

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