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14-05-2019
Want to pay-off your student loan in full?

Want to pay-off your student loan in full?

Student Loans are part of the government’s financial support package for students in higher ... read more

14-05-2019
Tax on a private pension you inherit

Tax on a private pension you inherit

Private pensions can be an efficient way to pass on wealth, but it is important to consider what, if any, ... read more

14-05-2019
CGT and chattels

CGT and chattels

A charge to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) usually arises after an asset is sold. However, there are special ... read more

14-05-2019
Entrepreneurs’ relief minimum period increased from April 2019

Entrepreneurs’ relief minimum period increased from April 2019

Entrepreneurs' relief applies to the sale of a business, shares in a trading company or an ... read more

14-05-2019
The scope of CGT incorporation relief

The scope of CGT incorporation relief

Where a taxpayer owns a business as a sole trader or in partnership, a Capital Gain will be deemed to ... read more

14-05-2019
Employee Car Ownership Scheme (ECOS)

Employee Car Ownership Scheme (ECOS)

An Employee Car Ownership Scheme (ECOS) is a set of arrangements whereby employees acquire cars from a ... read more

14-05-2019
HMRC phishing emails warning

HMRC phishing emails warning

HMRC continues to warn of the ever-present problem of fraudulent phishing emails. The emails typically ... read more

14-05-2019
Using the Help to Save scheme

Using the Help to Save scheme

The Help to Save scheme for people on low incomes was launched in September 2018. The scheme allows those ... read more

09-05-2019
Be Data Aware campaign

Be Data Aware campaign

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a new "Be Data Aware" campaign to ... read more

07-05-2019
Landlords, time to consider your options?

Landlords, time to consider your options?

Two changes to the way Private Residence Relief works are due to come into effect from April 2020. These ... read more

07-05-2019
Submitting P11Ds is just the start of your obligations

Submitting P11Ds is just the start of your obligations

We would like to remind employers that the deadline for submitting the 2018-19 forms P11D, P11D(b) and ... read more

07-05-2019
Last call, are you ready for revised digital filing of your VAT returns?

Last call, are you ready for revised digital filing of your VAT returns?

Most VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold need to be ready to keep digital ... read more

07-05-2019
Chargeable benefits from cheap loans

Chargeable benefits from cheap loans

An employee can obtain a benefit when provided with an employment-related cheap or interest-free loan. ... read more

07-05-2019
How to treat post-cessation items if property business ceases

How to treat post-cessation items if property business ceases

There are special rules for the taxation of post-cessation receipts after a trade has ceased. The ... read more

07-05-2019
What is a Close Company?

What is a Close Company?

A Close Company is broadly defined as a company that is controlled by: five or fewer participators ... read more

07-05-2019
Child benefit payments

Child benefit payments

The weekly rates of child benefit for the only or eldest child in a family is currently £20.70 and ... read more

01-05-2019
NICs and termination payments

NICs and termination payments

The National Insurance Contributions (NICs) Bill was introduced into Parliament on 25 April 2019. The ... read more

30-04-2019
What is business relief for Inheritance Tax purposes?

What is business relief for Inheritance Tax purposes?

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is levied on a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a ... read more

30-04-2019
Will your gift aid donations create a tax bill?

Will your gift aid donations create a tax bill?

The Gift Aid scheme is available to all UK taxpayers. The charity or Community Amateur Sports Clubs ... read more

30-04-2019
Beware Limited Cost Test if you use the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Beware Limited Cost Test if you use the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

The VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) has been designed to simplify the way a business accounts for VAT and in ... read more

30-04-2019
Renewing your tax credit claim

Renewing your tax credit claim

Families and individuals that receive tax credits should ensure that they renew their tax credit claims ... read more

30-04-2019
Dealing with builders retentions

Dealing with builders retentions

It is common practise in the building industry for a final percentage of an amount due to a builder to be ... read more

30-04-2019
Treatment of capital expenditure if using the cash basis

Treatment of capital expenditure if using the cash basis

The cash basis scheme helps many sole traders and other unincorporated businesses to manage their ... read more

30-04-2019
Search launched for new Bank of England governor

Search launched for new Bank of England governor

The current Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, will step down from his role on 31 January ... read more