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In the wake of insurance claims, businesses and individuals will be hit hard

Dan Graves

29 November 2016

Before the Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement speech to the UK last Wednesday, there was a certain amount of speculation around whiplash claims and how the Government planned to clampdown on fraudulent claims – one of the most expensive costs … Read More >>

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Plans to curb salary sacrifice will see loss of employee perks

Dave Hedges

28 November 2016

The Autumn Statement promised to be a “new leaf” for the new Government and the Chancellor certainly didn’t disappoint in his delivery. One of the things that particularly stood out for me was the proposed changes to salary sacrifice arrangements … Read More >>

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Autumn Statement: JAM tomorrow?

Naomi Nesbit

25 November 2016

We all waited with baited breath as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his first (and last) Autumn Statement and there were certainly a few things on the wish lists of businesses and individuals alike that we … Read More >>

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Flat Rate VAT – taking advantage of the advantage

Andy Dawbarn

24 November 2016

Whilst listening in to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, I couldn’t help but make a general observation, particularly in relation to the introduction of the new VAT Flat Rate Scheme. The Scheme was introduced to help make the lives of smaller … Read More >>

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Autumn Statement 2016 – First Thoughts

Matthew Hall

23 November 2016

The highlights; The UK needs to be resilient for exiting the EU. Focus on closing the productivity gap, where UK lags US, Germany, France and Italy. Will be last Autumn statement – next year, there will be a budget in … Read More >>

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The end of ESS

Jemima Jones

23 November 2016

During the Budget in March, then-Chancellor, George Osborne announced a significant U-turn on a scheme that offers a tax efficient way of incentivising employees without the use of share options, or the usual bonuses and incentives that we so often … Read More >>

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Property tax reforms: time for the Chancellor to make the most of his new role

Nick Parrett

22 November 2016

The Autumn Statement is nearly upon us and the press has focused on a number of property-related aspects that could be contained within. Boosting homeownership, stabilising Generation Rent and Stamp Duty reforms are all things that have been under the … Read More >>

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Autumn Statement breakfast seminar pulls a rabbit from the hat

Naomi Nesbit

27 November 2015

Yesterday morning was the morning after the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review and as per tradition, Wilkins Kennedy held its annual breakfast seminar where we provided a captive audience with an overview from the Statement and discussed how these … Read More >>

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Autumn Statement 2015 – Seasonal gifts or “bah humbug”?

Matthew Hall

With his first Autumn Statement of the new parliament just days away, can the Chancellor afford to move away from his strict policy of tightening the purse strings? We already know that soon there will be no more coal being … Read More >>

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Will this year’s Autumn Statement see the UK live long and prosper?

Matthew Hall

The Autumn Statement was received to many as a welcome boost to people’s pockets, alongside investment in infrastructure, better lending to SMEs, help for the high street and measures to increase tax flows from multinationals and the banks. But, will … Read More >>

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