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  • Passing on the family business
    18 Oct 2017
    Many people running their own business cherish the thought of some members of their family continuing to run their business when it comes time to retire. The business that you […]
  • Making Tax Digital for Business: plans delayed
    12 Sep 2017
    The government’s much-publicised plans for Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB) have taken a radical new direction, giving businesses longer to get ready for change. MTDfB involves not just mandatory […]
  • Inheritance tax planning
    22 Aug 2017
    It has often been said that inheritance tax (IHT) is a voluntary tax as action can be taken by individuals before death to reduce or eliminate IHT liabilities on death. […]
  • 6 April 2017 – attention landlords
    15 Jun 2017
    It was almost two years ago in the Summer Budget 2015 that the then Chancellor, George Osborne, announced restrictions to income tax relief for interest costs incurred by landlords of […]
  • Marriage allowance – now worth £432 for many people
    15 Jun 2017
    It is now over two years since the Marriage Allowance was introduced and perhaps it is no surprise to learn that most people who are eligible have not claimed the […]
  • Planning for the reduction in the Dividend Allowance
    05 Jun 2017
    We are used to tax reliefs being changed when a new government comes into power but it is more unusual to see a tax relief being created and then severely […]
  • Making Tax Digital
    19 Apr 2017
    Starting in April 2018, the government intends to implement major plans to modernise the tax administration system by introducing digital services for tax. This Briefing looks at the key changes […]
  • Don’t ERr in your claim
    06 Apr 2017
    Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) has been with us for many years and provides a valuable relief – only a 10% rate of capital gains tax on lifetime gains of up to £10 […]
  • Some good news for companies
    06 Apr 2017
    There was some welcome news from Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement for small and medium sized companies regarding the tax relief available if a company makes a loss. Historically, corporation tax […]
  • Venture Capital Trusts – over 20 years in the making
    06 Apr 2017
    Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) were introduced as a tax relief in 1995. VCTs invest in small companies and there are various constraints on the type of company into which a […]