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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Wasted opportunity

Most of the UK taxes have exemptions and allowances that apply for each tax year. Many are increased in each year in the March budget. Almost none are transferrable from one tax year to another. If you don’t utilise an … Continue reading

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Pensions and tax relief

At present, until 5 April 2016, there are opportunities to pay more into your pension fund and still qualify for tax relief. The maximum, for some tax payers, is doubled in 2015-16 from £40,000 to £80,000. This is due to … Continue reading

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What is the current rate of capital gains tax

If you sell an asset that is subject to CGT the rate of tax you will pay will be 0%, 18% or 28%. In the current tax year 2015-16, you are allowed to make gains of up to £11,100 tax … Continue reading

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Right to rent checks

From 1 February 2016 landlords and others involved in the rental of property will need to verify that their tenants have the right to be in the UK. This is a further level of red tape that will need to … Continue reading

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Ways to save money in 2016

 HM Treasury have published a number of money saving strategies that are available this year. We have reproduced a number of the ideas below. If you’re saving for a deposit for your first home, you can earn a bonus with … Continue reading

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