A snappy start to summer (July 2017)

It’s been a rollercoaster year so far both politically and for tax planning, with the snap election for June and a subsequent snap Finance Act. The Treasury’s original 762-page Finance Bill – a record breaker – ended up as a slim line 148-page Act to speed its...

Our Autumn 2016 Newsletter (September 2016)

In the autumn edition of our newsletter, we explore the most important news in the world of taxation and business and we hope you enjoy reading it. We cover one important area in our feature this edition on changes to entrepreneurs’ relief. Entrepreneurs’ relief is...

The Buy-to-Let shake up (November 2015)

The summer budget was not good news for owners of properties that are let out on the shorthold tenancy market.  The annual Wear and Tear allowance is set to be scrapped along with higher rate tax relief against mortgage interest. Wear & Tear Allowance This is a...

All change for retirement (July 2015)

With effect from April 2016 the old state pension system of Basic State Pension, State Second Pension and Serps will be abolished.  It will be replaced with the new Single Tier State Pension.  Subject to qualifying years, everyone will receive the same amount,...

Auto Enrolment (16 June 2015)

16 JUN 15 With our first pension auto enrolment clients staging date approaching I was looking at what effect the decisions an employer can make can have. All employers will have a staging date and all employers will be able to defer the date of auto enrolment by up...

Auto Enrolment (June 2015)

For those that don’t know, Pension Auto Enrolment will involve all businesses that employ anybody to a greater or lesser extent. It will impose duties on employers of eligible staff, including enrolling them into a workplace pension scheme and making contributions to...