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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Year end tax planning 2014-15

The 2014-15 tax year finishes midnight, 5 April 2015. There are a number of tax planning opportunities that need to be considered before this date. Only a few weeks to go. If you have not already done so we recommend … Continue reading

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Landlords Energy Saving Allowance ends 5 April 2015

Landlords can reduce their tax bill by up to £1,500 a year with the Landlord’s Energy Saving Allowance. Unless extended in the forthcoming budget, this scheme is due to end 5 April 2015. What you can claim You can claim … Continue reading

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Gift Hold-over Relief

This relief will help you to defer capital gains tax (CGT) when you give away chargeable assets or if you sell something subject to CGT for less than its market value. The relief is called Gift Hold-Over Relief and could … Continue reading

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Business plans

  Why you need a business plan  A business plan is a written document that describes your business. It covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts.  A business plan helps you to: clarify your business idea spot potential problems … Continue reading

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New rules to safeguard value for money in workplace pensions

From April, people automatically enrolled into a workplace pension will see their charges capped at 0.75%, unless they have chosen a more expensive option. The details are set out in draft regulations laid before Parliament on 4 February 2015. For … Continue reading

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