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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Brexit – don\’t take your eye off this ball

There is no doubt that many of us are heartily tired of the drawn-out Brexit debate, and yet we should not ignore this topic completely. Opinion seems to be hardening for the so-called “hard” Brexit: where we leave at the … Continue reading

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Adventures in trade

Readers are reminded that if you profit from a hobby – sell what you produce on a regular basis – you may attract the attention of HMRC. If your annual sales (income before any costs are deducted) are below £1,000 … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on the competition

If your competitor is a company, there is quite a lot of information you can obtain free of charge. For example, from the Gov.uk website you can obtain the following details: company information, for example registered address and date of … Continue reading

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The new State Pension

Prior to April 2016, men born before 6 April 1951 and women born before 6 April 1953, qualified for a basic State Pension and an Additional State Pension. If you were born after these dates you will qualify for the … Continue reading

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Tax-free gains 2019-20

There are still a number of sales (disposals) that a UK taxpayer can make that will not incur a charge to the UK’s Capital Gains Tax. For most of us they are limited in extent, after all legislators have had … Continue reading

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