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Autumn Statement 2023 – Good news for employees

Overview On 22 November 2023, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt presented his Autumn Statement (mini Budget). The main points to note are that cuts in National Insurance have been announced, for both employees and the self-employed, and the minimum wage is to increase to £11.44/hour. Both of these are clearly good news for workers. But there wasn’t really […]

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Gifts with Reservation of Benefit and Pre Owned Asset tax Rules

Introduction A few clients have asked me recently to explain some of the rules around gifts and inheritance tax. One interesting rule is the ‘Gift with reservation of benefit rule’. I talk about this a little here. As you probably know, if you give an asset away and survive for 7 years, then there’s usually […]

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UK Budget March 23 – Negative for small companies

Quick summary and our view The Spring Statement 2023 (effectively a mini budget) might be good for the economy, but it doesn’t seem very good for companies, and is particularly harsh for small small companies. Why? Because: So, small companies are hit by both higher tax rates and a reduction in allowable expenses. We have […]

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UK Fiscal Event – September 2022

The Chancellor announced his new Growth Plan on Friday 23rd September 2022. Highlights: Basic rate Income Tax has been reduced to 19% from 20% and the 45% band will be abolished Corporation Tax will remain at 19% and will not increase to 25%, as was previously planned Both the employers’ and the employees’ National insurance […]

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New public register for overseas entities owning UK Property

Overview For many years, people have been able to purchase properties in the UK anonymously by using offshore companies and trusts. Pressure has been building to make ownership more transparent for some time, however, in recent weeks, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, things have become more urgent and the Government is rushing through […]

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UK Budget – What it means for small businesses

Marginally beneficial to small companies and lower paid individuals The Spring Statement (effectively a mini budget) reduces the tax burden slightly on lower paid and smaller companies. The most relevant announcements to our clients are an increase in the tax-free allowance for National Insurance (beneficial to businesses and employees) and an increase in the Employment […]

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Tax planning for companies

The tax on companies is going up There are some big tax changes scheduled to be introduced over the next couple of years, which means that company tax bills are going up. You can mitigate some of the tax increases by thinking ahead and acting appropriately. This note provides you with some pointers and themes […]

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Electric vehicles – what are the business benefits?

Electric vehicles tax benefits Replacing your company vehicle with an electric vehicle offers several tax benefits that can reduce your costs and help protect the environment. The UK government has set a target to ban the manufacture of petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles by the year 2030. From 2024, the Government is expected to require […]

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