Rishi Sunak – Spring Statement

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has delivered his Spring Statement.  Whilst this was originally not intended to be a fiscal event, there were a number of tax announcements.  In addition, the Chancellor published a “Tax Plan” for the remainder of the Parliament with a warning that the invasion of Ukraine “presents a risk to our recovery”.

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February 24 , 2022 / Posted by Sam Hudson / General / , ,  /

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way to have a family argument

The rise of blended families, where people have multiple marriages and children with different partners, means that the inheritance arena has changed considerably.  From the traditional family setup to now including stepparents, stepchildren, divorced parents, and siblings with large age gaps, writing your Will just got a whole lot trickier. Many people assume that their

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Be A Better Investor

We have already reached the time of year when many New Year’s resolutions have already been broken. However, one resolution that you should have had and should now be a habit is to be a better investor.  And that means learning to hold your nerve. Moving forward you want to continue to ignore, as hard

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UK Graduates Face 49.8% Tax Rate

When the Prime Minister announced that National Insurance rates were to be increased from April to fund the NHS and social care reform, there was a general consensus that the extra funds were a welcome way to improve the NHS. However, the tax rise now means that graduates will face a 49.8% tax charge on

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A Happy Announcement

We are delighted to announce that Simon Booth, our Managing Director, and Lissa Horton, our Director of Operations, have tied the knot. Simon and Lissa married in mid-January at Chelsea & Kensington Registry Office in London – where all self-respecting rock stars get hitched.  They told no one about their secret marriage preparations and even

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HMRX Nets £254m from Inheritance Tax Investigations

Taxpayers are exempt from Inheritance Tax (IHT) if the value of their estate is below a threshold of £325,000, or £650,000 under a joint allowance, or if the estate is left to a spouse, civil partner, a charity or a community amateur sports club. In the wake of massive pandemic-related spending, HMRC netted £254m in

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What Does Inflation Mean For Me ?

The headline rate for the Consumer Prices Index inflation increased to 5.4% in December, a rise from 5.1% in November, and the highest rate in 30 years. With the Bank of England seeming more hawkish on inflation, interest rates have risen again to 0.5%, at this month’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting. This rise to 0.5%,

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Making Tax Returns Less Taxing

We are firmly within the tax season and, as the 31st of January tax return deadline looms, we thought it would be worth a look at five tax tips to make your life easier. The first one is your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number. Your UTR number will have been sent to you when you

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