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New Year Resolutions To Save Tax

New Year Resolutions To Save Tax

New Year Resolutions To Save TaxAt this time of year we think about New Year’s resolutions. It is also a good time to start planning your tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5th April.An obvious tax planning point would be to maximise your ISA allowances for...

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“Building A Britain Fit For The Future”

“Building A Britain Fit For The Future”

"Building A Britain Fit For The Future"This was the main theme of the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s second budget as he committed to spending more on infrastructure projects and stimulating the housing market. He had to put on a good performance to keep his job after...

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New Restriction For Those In Pension Drawdown

New Restriction For Those In Pension Drawdown

New Restriction For Those In Pension DrawdownOne of the measures affecting pensions announced in the Spring 2017 Budget that was not included in the first Finance Act, concerns a new £4,000 pension input limit for those who are drawing income from their money purchase...

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Changes To Pension Tax Relief In The Budget?

Changes To Pension Tax Relief In The Budget?

Changes To Pension Tax Relief In The Budget?There is again speculation about further restrictions to tax relief on pensions in the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget. With the Chancellor looking to increase tax revenues without increasing tax rates, a raid on pension savings...

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Value Based Pricing

Value Based Pricing

Value Based PricingA value-based pricing strategy is one which sets prices primarily, (but not exclusively), in line with the perceived or estimated value of a product or service to the customer rather than according to the cost of the product or historical...

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Reclaiming Foreign VAT On Expenses

Reclaiming Foreign VAT On Expenses

Reclaiming Foreign VAT On ExpensesIf your business has suffered VAT on expenses incurred in another EU country, for example overseas hotel and restaurant bills, then it is possible to reclaim the foreign VAT.The foreign VAT must not however be reclaimed on the UK VAT...

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Password Security

Password Security

Password SecurityEvery day, we read stories about the latest business to suffer from a cyber attack. Businesses install quality security software and password protected servers to guard against cyber threats. However, the weakest link in your IT security could be your...

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Are Spouses Wages Fully Deductible?

Are Spouses Wages Fully Deductible?

Are Spouses Wages Fully Deductible?HMRC have recently won a tax tribunal case where they were seeking to challenge the deduction for a wife’s wages in arriving at the profits of her husband’s business. The judge agreed with HMRC that the amount allowed as a deduction...

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Working In The “Gig” Economy

Working In The “Gig” Economy

Working In The "Gig" EconomyThe House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has recently published a report calling on the Government to close the loopholes that allow “bogus” self-employment practices, which burden the welfare state but reduce the tax contributions...

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New Government Childcare Schemes

New Government Childcare Schemes

New Government Childcare SchemesWorking parents can start applying for two new Government childcare schemes launching this year – Tax-Free Childcare which begins immediately and 30 hours free childcare which starts in September.This means that working parents of...

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Second Finance Bill This Autumn

Second Finance Bill This Autumn

Second Finance Bill This AutumnIt has also been announced that the second Finance Bill will legislate for all policies that were included in the pre-election Finance Bill but had to be dropped in order to rush through the Finance Act 2017 before the snap general...

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Safeguarding Our Assets

Safeguarding Our Assets

Safeguarding Our Assets This is something we all have to consider – and the greater the assets, the bigger the potential problem for our beneficiaries. With rises in property prices over recent years, more of us than ever are falling within the Inheritance Tax (IHT)...

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Making Tax Digital for Business Delayed

Making Tax Digital for Business Delayed

Making Tax Digital for Business DelayedThe Government has responded to pressure from accountants and other interested parties and announced the delay of Making Tax Digital for Business to 2020 at the earliest.Quarterly VAT reporting using the new system will be...

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