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Do You Have A Business will?

For business owners, the opportunity to continue their legacy after death is a major issue both from the point of view of preserving assets which they have built up and the emotional attachment to their company. Having a business interest or shares has a real impact on how you should organise your estate planning. We […]

Read more January 28th, 2020

Becoming A More Resilient Leader

We live in uncertain times. As such, business leaders need to be able to deal with temporary setbacks and recover quickly when things go wrong. Managers are faced with different challenges every day. These might include managing conflicts, dealing with increasing regulatory change or difficult trading conditions. Having the ability to cope effectively when under […]

Read more January 24th, 2020

Fast Followers Versus First Mover Advantage

Most of us are familiar with the term “first mover advantage” but sometimes the “fast follower” is the winner. A Fast Follower is a company that quickly imitates the innovations of its competitors by collecting research and data. By figuring out the innovations that seem to have the greatest potential, companies are able to weed […]

Read more January 23rd, 2020

The 5% VAT Rules And Reduced Rate VAT Eligibility Criteria

Firstly, to start with a common misconception, the 5% VAT rule does not mean that you can reclaim 15% VAT. Let’s start at the beginning and explain where the 5% VAT rate comes into play. You can utilise the 5% or reduced VAT rate in two situations: The conversion of premises to a different residential […]

Read more January 20th, 2020

The World Of Property And Where Are We?

So where are we in terms of the impact to the world of property? Here’s what we can expect to happen this year from a Tax and Legislation perspective:

Read more January 14th, 2020

Tax Return Deadline Approaching: 31 January 2020

Are you a Landlord that has received rental income from between 6 April 2018 and 5 April 2019? Have you filed your tax return yet? The deadline is 31 January 2020 and the payment of any taxes due need to be paid by then as well. Get it sorted sooner rather than later! If you […]

Read more January 13th, 2020

Passing On The Family Home

The Labour party were proposing to reverse the recent Tory party inheritance tax cuts if elected. They were referring to the additional nil rate band for passing on the family home. This additional relief should be taken into consideration when drafting your Will. We can work with your solicitor to make sure that your Will […]

Read more January 9th, 2020

New Year’s Resolution To Save Tax

Many will have made a New Year’s resolution and made plans on how best keep them. It is also a good idea 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 the 2019/20 tax year […]

Read more January 9th, 2020

Gifts Out Of Surplus Income

Inheritance tax only applies to gifts of capital. There is currently a very generous exemption from inheritance tax for regular gifts out of income. In order to qualify for the exemption it is important to set up regular transfers. You must also be able to prove that after the regular gifts you are left with […]

Read more January 9th, 2020

Do You Have Tax To Pay On Your Dividends In January?

The rules for taxing dividends changed radically from 6 April 2016 with the removal of the 10% notional tax credit and the introduction of new rates of tax on dividends. For many taxpayers that means more tax to pay on dividends on 31 January each year. If you are a higher rate taxpayer and received […]

Read more January 9th, 2020

Conservative Party Elected With Working Majority

Now that Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party have won the General Election will we finally “Get Brexit Done”? More importantly, can the Government now get on with running the country and sorting out urgent issues such as the NHS? The Budget date has now been announced for Wednesday 11th March. This Budget is likely […]

Read more January 8th, 2020

Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars December 2019

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 December 2019. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. You can continue to use the previous rates for up to 1 month from the date the new rates apply. For hybrid cars use […]

Read more January 7th, 2020