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Spring Budget highlights 2017

Matthew Hall

08 March 2017

The Chancellor has just delivered a Budget that promised to show “no complacency before Brexit” and many awaited what lay ahead for the “last ever” Spring Budget. Here is a summary from the latest announcements: Economy GDP growth forecast 2017      … Read More >>

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Non-doms: tax changes are clear

Peter Goodman

27 February 2017

The Government recently announced some changes relating to the way non-domiciled individuals are taxed. Following initial consultation, responses were published in draft legislation on 5 December 2016, but there was still some uncertainty relating to the rebasing of individuals who … Read More >>

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How much tax is on your Christmas table?

Nicola Holmes

25 December 2016

We all remember the pasty tax of years gone by, but whilst for many it was a minor, temporary media disturbance, the debate surrounding VAT and food is on-going. So, when considering our Christmas dinner and plates piled high before … Read More >>

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Joseph was a carpenter…

Paul Nixon

23 December 2016

We all know the traditional Christmas story of Mary and Joseph the carpenter from Nazereth in Galilee. If Joseph was born today there could be a number of tax reliefs available to him as a self-employed workman. Capital allowances on … Read More >>

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Have yourself a Merry Digital Christmas

David Kitson

22 December 2016

The Government’s goal to “go digital” was announced as part of the March 2015 Budget and will seek to transform tax compliance by 2020. By the end of 2016, every individual and small business will have access to their own … Read More >>

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Bob Cratchett could have eked a tax free shilling had he been a director

Jemima Jones

21 December 2016

If only he’d been a director of Scrooge & Marley – and had loaned the business money. These days, Bob could have charged the company interest on the loan and tucked the income from that interest into his personal allowance … Read More >>

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Santa please stop here: You could be affected by changes to VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Andy Dawbarn

18 December 2016

I’ve often wondered how Santa’s business plan shapes up. I’ve come to the conclusion that his sponsorship deals with companies such as a well-known fizzy drinks brand and a number of supermarket chains must be what gets him through. However, … Read More >>

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A time for giving…

Ken Young

17 December 2016

At Christmas time, many people think about giving a little something to charity. Both individuals and business alike can do their bit to spread some Christmas cheer, but you might want to consider a health warning: You or a relative … Read More >>

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Did the wise men pay IHT on their gifts?

Rick Schofield

16 December 2016

We all know that the three wise men journeyed for days to bring the baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, but if they were extra-wise, they would know to give these gift from surplus income – and that … Read More >>

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Don’t forget your seasonal gift to HMRC; self-assessment looms on January 31st

Nathan Peterson

15 December 2016

If you’re self-employed, no sooner have you put the Christmas decorations back in the loft, then it’s almost time to get ready for your first on account payment of the year as part of the self-assessment process. Payment on account … Read More >>

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