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Runners-up in Essex Agricultural Society Quiz

Runners-up in Essex Agricultural Society Quiz

On Friday 22 April 2022, Lambert Chapman LLP entered into a Quiz Night, held at Wickham Bishops Village Hall, which was organised by the Essex Agricultural Society. The team – named Don Pablo’s Animals - was made up of: Richard Hamilton, Mike Carabine, Lucy Orrow,...

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Refund of Overpayment

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Refund of Overpayment

Our previous Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) article of 12 June 2020 discussed an extension to the exceptional circumstances rule, where a sale of a previous home had taken longer than 3 years to complete.  This would normally restrict the ability to claim a refund of the...

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Can I claim the work from home allowance?

Can I claim the work from home allowance?

Q: Can I claim the work from home allowance? This is a question we’ve been asked a lot recently and so we asked our Senior Tax Manager, Lucy Orrow to answer in more detail For the 2021/22 tax year, HMRC allowed reimbursements of £6 per week/£26 per month as a work...

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Agriculture – the need for self sufficiency

Agriculture – the need for self sufficiency

As a schoolboy I always remember being told that the Ukraine was the bread basket of Europe.  Even so, I did not appreciate, until the conflict in the Ukraine that nearly one third of the world’s wheat is grown either in the Ukraine or in Russia.  Already we are...

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Lambert Chapman reaction to Spring Statement 2022

Lambert Chapman reaction to Spring Statement 2022

Exactly two years since the first lockdown was announced, all eyes were on The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, as he took to the despatch box in the House of Commons to deliver his Spring Statement 2022. Scroll down for reactions from Lucy Orrow, Craig Weavers, Sean Wiegand,...

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NIC and PAYE Changes and Deadlines for Employers

NIC and PAYE Changes and Deadlines for Employers

5 April marks the end of one tax year and the 6 April indicates the beginning of a new one. It therefore feels like a good time to remind employers of changes that are coming into effect this April and deadlines that will be due. Firstly, a reminder of PAYE deadlines...

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Selling or gifting residential property

Selling or gifting residential property

The selling or gifting of residential property will be a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) event, whereby the gain will normally be calculated by reducing the market value/selling price for the cost of acquisition and for other allowable expenditure. The main relief from CGT...

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Year-end tax planning 2021/22

Year-end tax planning 2021/22

5th of April will mark the end of the current 2021/22 tax year and it is therefore important, at the current time, to review an individual’s business and taxation affairs while there is still an opportunity to do so. Outside of taxation considerations, we would...

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2021 Crop Valuations

2021 Crop Valuations

Reduced wheat production around the world has resulted in the surge in crop prices in the last quarter or so of 2021.  This may continue to be the case in 2022 if the crisis in western Ukraine persists. I am beginning to see the increased crop prices impact as we are...

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