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A big spending budget with significant increases in the personal allowance and higher rate tax threshold. I expected more money for health, social care and universal credit, but the tax decreases I didn’t expect. I hope the extra spending overall will not derail the...read more
With potential political upheaval ahead, it is important that the Budget that Phillip Hammond delivered was suitable for the support of the DUP. We can only wait to see if that is the case. Mr Hammond delivered a number of initiatives that will affect the clients that...read more
Good news regarding the early increase in personal allowances to £12,500 and to raise the higher rate threshold to £50,000 a year earlier than expected. Higher rate taxpayers should benefit the most but all taxpayers should see a benefit with some individuals being...read more
A budget to benefit who? Having spent the day at a Spa whilst the budget was on, I was keen when I returned home last night to find out what I had missed. I listened to the news on Radio 2 on the drive home - nothing mentioned. I went onto the BBC website and had to...read more
Under pressure to support No 10's 'end of austerity' message, bolstered by revised growth forecasts from the Office of Budget Responsibility, and safe in the knowledge that it could all go out of the window in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Chancellor gave the...read more
There has been a recent case going through the courts where Mr Higgins purchased an apartment in 2004 and paid a holding deposit but issues relating to the title prevented construction from starting. Mr Higgins did not therefore move into the apartment until January...read more
I was recently asked to run a training session for a local charity regarding common accounting issues and, whilst preparing for this, I was surprised to discover the number of sets of financial statements submitted to the Charity Commission that they deem to be...read more
Did you follow the herd at the turn of the decade and incorporate your sole trade or partnership? The aim at the time was to reduce risk and increase security against creditors, which would still be true today. In addition, the Entrepreneur’s Relief Capital Gains Tax...read more
We’ve all come across people who in later life have decided to move to a smaller property, “now the kids have moved out” or “we don’t need the space, it’s too much work”, but how are these people affected when it comes to the new Inheritance Tax rules for leaving...read more
With only seven months to go until the Making Tax Digital for VAT #MTDfV deadline, most businesses above the £85,000 threshold should already be integrating the new digital tax system into their processes, but is that happening in reality and do people really know...read more
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