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Shared Parental Leave
Couples expecting a baby on or after 5th April 2015 will be eligible to take shared parental leave (SPL). As an employer, you need to ensure that you are prepared for the changes and ready to deal wit...
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Keeping The Christmas Party Tax-Free
The Christmas party is an annual tradition for many companies, but the frivolities would be somewhat reduced if the employees are left with a tax bill as a reminder of the evening. So what can be done...
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Marriage Allowance – Can I Claim It?
The marriage allowance (not to be confused with the married couple’s allowance available where at least one partner was born before 6 April 1935) enables an individual to transfer 10 per cent of their...
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Salary Sacrifice After April 2017
To date, salary sacrifice arrangements have been a popular way for employees to benefit from tax-free benefits without employers footing the bill. Under a salary sacrifice arrangement, the employee gi...
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Autumn Budget November 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Budget under the new system he announced this time last year. The aim of the new system is for the Finance Bill, which is normally published af...
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Jointly Owned Property – How Rental Income Is Taxed
The situation where a married couple or civil partners jointly own an investment property that they let out is a familiar one, but when it comes to the rental income, special rules apply. Default posi...
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Salary v Dividend For 2019/20
A popular profits extraction strategy for personal and family companies is to extract a small salary, taking further profits as dividends. Where this strategy is pursued for 2019/20, what level should...
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Private Residence Relief And The Final Period Exemption
From a capital gains tax perspective, there are significant tax savings to be had if a property has been the owner’s only or main residence. The main gains are where the property has been the only or ...
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Summer Budget 8th July 2015
Chancellor George Osborne has delivered the first Budget by a wholly Conservative government in almost 20 years. The March 2015 Budget provided some clues as to possible new measures and of course, th...
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Overdrawn Director’s Loan Accounts
In a personal or family company, the lines between the directors as individuals and the company are often blurred – the director may lend money to the company when cashflow is tight and the company ma...
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Autumn Statement Summary
In his 2015 Spending Review (the first to be delivered since 2010) and Autumn Statement speech, Chancellor George Osborne said that the government is delivering on its commitment to put both economic ...
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When To Engage An Accountant
Accountants can help out at various stages during the growth of your business. They can handle much more than just your accounts, payroll and tax returns. So when should you consider engaging an accou...
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2016 Budget News - A Full Review
This Budget was all about 'putting the next generation first'. The Chancellor said there are tough challenges ahead - financial markets are turbulent, productivity growth across the west is too low, a...
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Invoice Payment Terms – Top Seven Tips!
Small business cashflow depends on prompt payment. Researchers analysed over 12 million invoices to discover some revelations about getting paid on time. They also asked the small business community f...
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Correcting Mistakes In Your Tax Return
Mistakes happen and where a mistake has been made in your tax return it is possible to file an amended return to correct the mistake. Amendment window The amended return must be filed within 12 months...
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