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IR35 Private Sector Rules postponed until 2021

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury announced, during the debates on the Spring 2020 Budget resolutions, that the extension to the private sector of the off-payroll working rules will be delayed until 6 April 2021. The announcement was subsequently confirmed … Continue reading

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Tax – avoidance or evasion

To the average person whose only concern is whether they have correctly rounded up their building society interest on their tax return the tax machinations of multi-national corporations must seem not just a world away but more like on another … Continue reading

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Giving back to society

It may have rained on Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday party, but that didn’t dampen the celebration of the long history of volunteering and charity work in this country. The Queen is patron of more than 600 charities and organisations, … Continue reading

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Celebrating tax freedom day

Enjoy your next payslip. We’ve passed the milestone in the year that marks tax freedom day and from now on what you earn belongs to you. Of course it doesn’t quite work like that because (for those on PAYE at … Continue reading

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When contacting HMRC can be taxing

A report into HMRC effectiveness by the National Audit Office (NAO) has received near universal headlines highlighting chaos, a collapse in customer service and the potential for errors in millions of tax returns. Whilst HMRC failings in service are highlighted … Continue reading

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Taxing second homes

Earlier this month (May 2016) the residents of St Ives in Cornwall voted overwhelmingly to restrict the purchase of new build homes to those who can prove they intend to live in the property for more than six months in … Continue reading

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SME opportunities

It can be tough running an SME business. You may be smaller and more flexible than some monoliths which been around for decades but you still have to cover all of the day-to-day business operations without the support infrastructure which … Continue reading

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Taxing inherited pensions

Amid all the talk of Panama papers and offshore tax havens, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that when it comes to taxation there are some things which should be taxed and some which shouldn’t. Understanding … Continue reading

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SME tax benefits

Calling all SMEs and micro businesses; are you fully aware of the tax reliefs which are available to you? If you’re not then you aren’t alone. A survey carried out on behalf of Direct Line for Business has revealed that … Continue reading

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Charity Bequests

If you have ever considered leaving money to charity in your will then you are not alone. New research by Smee & Ford has revealed that some 15% of wills include a charitable bequest and that this figure is on … Continue reading

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