Tax Posts

What Does Being a Trustee Mean? 

 Perhaps you have been asked to be a trustee or maybe you are considering setting up a trust yourself – in either case, there are a few things you should know before deciding. We have put together a handy guide to cover the basics. 

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Independent Review Calls for Inheritance Tax Revision

Inheritance Tax (or IHT) is the tax owed on the estate (the property, money and possessions) of a person who has died. You can find out more about who needs to pay this tax and how much it is here* but one of the most important facts about IHT is the seven-year rule.

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Everything you Need to Know About the Spring Statement 2019

On Wednesday 13th March, the Chancellor laid out the Spring Statement for 2019 before Parliament. This is an annual occurrence and provides an opportunity for the Chancellor to update on the overall health of the economy and the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) forecasts for the growth and the public finances. 

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Important Dates of the 2018/19 Financial Year

In this infographic, we highlight some of the key dates to remember in the 2018/19 financial year to help you keep ahead and on track of your financial targets. 

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Is the VAT Flat Rate Scheme for You?

If you’re a registered business in the UK, you might be eligible to join the Government’s Flat Rate VAT Scheme for small businesses. Some question the value of the scheme, and it’s certainly not right for all businesses.

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Landlords: Three New Tax Changes to Know About

Buy-to-Let landlords face big tax changes as the government looks to disincentivise multiple property ownership. There are three main areas in which the government hopes to affect change: Wear and Tear Allowance, Mortgage Interest Relief and Stamp Duty Land Tax.

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Government Suspected Planning Pension Tax Relief Scrap

It is becomingly increasingly suspected that the Government is set to make significant changes to how pensions are taxed. Any concrete details, however, are likely to remain under wraps until this year’s Autumn Statement.

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Dividend Tax Overhaul: What It Means for Your Small Business

In the Summer Budget earlier this month, George Osborne announced a series of changes to the way that dividends operate. Dividends are paid to business directors as a means of lowering financial risk to SME investors, and with London being the primary home of small businesses in the UK, our London financial advisors have provided […]

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Summer Budget 2015 Roundup

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborn, has delivered the first Tory budget since 1996. 2015’s Emergency Budget was an eventful one, and here we cover all the main announcements.

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Will hard workers deliver wealth in Hertfordshire and the wider UK?

In our last article, our Hertfordshire financial planners showed how five years of the Conservatives in office across Hertfordshire will deliver a decisive local government budget, stronger local economy, 15,000 new jobs, better commuter transport services and greater financial security.

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