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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Tax changes announced last week

Last week, Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Statement to parliament. In some respects, it was a bit of a damp squid as there were no stand-out revelations. However, there were a few tax changes that are worthy of note: … Continue reading

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Autumn Statement wish lists

Organisations across the UK have been publicising their wish lists for Philip Hammond’s first autumn statement later this week. Amongst tax practitioners there seems to be a preference for increases in the Inheritance Tax threshold and the merger of income … Continue reading

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Buy to let lenders subject to new regulation

Just when it looked as if things couldn’t get any worse for prospective buy-to-let investors – in particular the gradual withdrawal of higher rate tax relief for finance charges – the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) will be … Continue reading

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The season to be merry

If you are involved in planning the staff Christmas party for your firm don’t forget to consider the income tax consequences. Here’s a short reminder of the points you should add to your check list. The cost of an annual … Continue reading

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Making tax digital – nothing to worry about

Readers will be relieved to note that their professional advisors and other interested organisations, have recently lobbied HMRC to temper their agenda for making tax digital (MTD). In case you have not heard of MTD, HMRC intend to require businesses … Continue reading

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