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15-11-2017
How to appeal against a tax decision

How to appeal against a tax decision

It is not unusual for taxpayers to find themselves in a position where they disagree with a tax decision ... read more

15-11-2017
Claiming an “unclaimed” estate

Claiming an “unclaimed” estate

There are special rules that govern how assets are divided if a person dies without making a will. If ... read more

15-11-2017
How to import goods for the first time

How to import goods for the first time

Businesses that are starting to import goods for the first time need to be aware of a myriad of special ... read more

15-11-2017
Disguised remuneration settlement opportunity

Disguised remuneration settlement opportunity

A new measure to tackle disguised remuneration tax avoidance schemes was announced as part of the Autumn ... read more

15-11-2017
How much statutory redundancy pay should you receive?

How much statutory redundancy pay should you receive?

If you have been in the same job for two years or more and are made redundant you will usually be ... read more

15-11-2017
Changing a will after death

Changing a will after death

This may come as a surprising fact to many of our readers, but a will can be changed after death. This ... read more

15-11-2017
Are you caught by the High Income Child Benefit tax charge?

Are you caught by the High Income Child Benefit tax charge?

The High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) applies to taxpayers whose income exceeds £50,000 in a tax ... read more

08-11-2017
OTS publishes new report on the VAT system

OTS publishes new report on the VAT system

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) provides advice to the Chancellor on simplifying the UK tax ... read more

08-11-2017
Delay in withdrawal of self-employed NIC contributions

Delay in withdrawal of self-employed NIC contributions

In a surprising move, the Government has announced that the planned abolition of Class 2 National ... read more

08-11-2017
HMRC win Littlewoods’ tax case

HMRC win Littlewoods’ tax case

HMRC has won a landmark case after the Supreme Court overturned an earlier decision of the Court of ... read more

08-11-2017
Are your bank deposits protected?

Are your bank deposits protected?

The bank deposit guarantee limit is the amount of money that is guaranteed for savers in UK banks and ... read more

08-11-2017
Interest rates start to rise

Interest rates start to rise

In a widely expected move, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of ... read more

08-11-2017
UK Living Wage rates rise

UK Living Wage rates rise

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) hourly rate for adults between 21-24 years old is £7.05, and the ... read more

06-11-2017
New Acas guidance on dealing with stress in the workplace

New Acas guidance on dealing with stress in the workplace

Following the publication of its guidance for employers on managing staff who are experiencing mental ... read more

02-11-2017
Change to tax relief on re-mortgaged buy-to-let property?

Change to tax relief on re-mortgaged buy-to-let property?

HMRC’s guidance on paying income tax when you rent out a property has been updated to reflect the new ... read more

02-11-2017
Are your earnings approaching £100,000?

Are your earnings approaching £100,000?

For high earning taxpayers the personal income tax allowance is gradually reduced by £1 for every £2 of ... read more

02-11-2017
CGT payable on sale of personal possessions

CGT payable on sale of personal possessions

There are special rules concerning the payment of capital gains tax (CGT) on the sale of personal ... read more

02-11-2017
Unpaid director’s salary taxable or not?

Unpaid director’s salary taxable or not?

A recent First-Tier Tribunal case examined whether amounts credited to a director’s loan account were ... read more

02-11-2017
Adjustments if you leave the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Adjustments if you leave the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Any business that has been adversely affected by the new 'limited cost trader' test that was introduced ... read more

02-11-2017
More than one source of self-employment

More than one source of self-employment

Any self-employed person who has more than one source of self-employment is required to pay Class 4 NICs ... read more

31-10-2017
Workers unaware of pension contribution increases

Workers unaware of pension contribution increases

The current total minimum contribution to a defined contribution workplace pension scheme under the ... read more

25-10-2017
Gazumping may become a thing of the past

Gazumping may become a thing of the past

The Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans to make the process for buying a home 'cheaper, ... read more

25-10-2017
Fine wine investment scam

Fine wine investment scam

A recent investigation by the Insolvency Service has seen two directors of a company selling fine wines ... read more

25-10-2017
Buying an electric or low emission car

Buying an electric or low emission car

Businesses can claim a 100% first-year allowance (FYA) on the purchase of certain qualifying Plant and ... read more