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  • Essential Employer Update 2018
    03 Apr 2018
    We look at recent developments in employment law and payroll practice. HMRC takes hard line on illegal working HMRC require any employer using labour supplied by a third party to […]
  • Wealth Management from Continuum
    03 Apr 2018
    Alexander Marshall Accountants are delighted to now introduce our valued clients to Continuum, who are a modern National Independent Advisory business, offering a range of products and services highlighted below. […]
  • Buying property: First-time home-buyers got a surprise present from the Chancellor
    15 Mar 2018
    First-time home-buyers got a surprise present from the Chancellor in his first Autumn Budget. From 22 November 2017, there is an exemption from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on the […]
  • Dividend Allowance: don’t lose out
    15 Mar 2018
    With the introduction of the £5,000 ‘tax free’ Dividend Allowance from 6 April 2016, there has been a dividend regime benefiting those receiving relatively small amounts in dividends. But there’s […]
  • Inheritance Tax: key planning points and tax reliefs to bear in mind
    15 Mar 2018
    Inheritance Tax (IHT) is charged at 40% and may be due from an estate when someone dies, unless the estate is left to a spouse or civil partner. However, there […]
  • Class 2 National Insurance: not quite the end of the road
    15 Mar 2018
    The government has announced that plans to abolish Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NIC) are being put off for 12 months. Class 2 payments will now continue until 6 April […]
  • Paying dividends
    15 Mar 2018
    Dividend payment is a primary vehicle to extract cash from owner-managed businesses, but it’s an area coming increasingly under HMRC’s spotlight. Mistakes in procedure can have expensive tax consequences – […]
  • 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. […]