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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Did Philip Hammond save the High Street?

In his Autumn Budget delivered 29 October 2018, Philip Hammond made a number of promises. One of these was measures to improve the lack-lustre retail sector in our city centre areas. There is no doubt that the major online retailers, … Continue reading

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Autumn Budget 2018

Personal Tax and miscellaneous matters   Personal Tax allowance The personal Income Tax allowance for 2019-20 will be increased to £12,500 (2018-19 £11,850). It will remain at this increased level for two years. Changes to personal tax allowances will apply … Continue reading

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Taxing dividends

To reduce National Insurance costs, shareholders of small privately owned companies, who are also working directors of the company, can presently restructure their remuneration package to reduce their salary and make up the difference as dividend payments. Unless this strategy … Continue reading

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Exporting goods to the EU with a no-deal Brexit

Last week we considered the effects of importing goods from the EU if a no-deal Brexit occurred. This week we are considering matters that government has published for exporters to the EU. A summary of the comments made in recent … Continue reading

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Is this a good time to invest

This article considers the question: should businesses invest in new equipment or other long-term capital acquisitions at this time? In truth, no one knows what the impact of the Brexit will be? Brexiteers believe that the floodgates will open, and … Continue reading

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