ANNUAL INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE INCREASED TO £1m

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The Annual Investment Allowance ( AIA ) which provides businesses with a 100% write off against profits when they acquire plant and...

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CAPITAL GAINS ENTREPRENEURS’ RELIEF CHANGES

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The Chancellor has announced that the minimum qualifying period for capital gains entrepreneurs’ relief will be increased from 12 months to 24...

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IR35 “OFF-PAYROLL” RULES TO BE EXTENDED TO PRIVATE SECTOR

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Very controversially, the Government have decided to extend the rules for personal service companies in the public sector to workers in the...

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PERSONAL ALLOWANCE AND HIGHER RATE LIMIT INCREASED EARLY

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The Government’s manifesto pledge back in 2015 was that the personal allowance would rise to £12,500 in 2020 and the higher rate...

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The Autumn Budget 2018

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The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Autumn Budget 2018 on Monday 29 October. In his speech he stated that ‘austerity is...

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The Leonard Curtis Annual Dinner

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On the evening of October 4th, 10 members of the team travelled to Ewood Park, the home of  Blackburn Rovers FC. Our evening...

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DON’T FORGET THERE MAY BE TAX TO PAY ON YOUR DIVIDENDS IN JANUARY

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The rules for taxing dividends changed radically from 6 April 2016 with the removal of the 10% notional tax credit and the...

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SEPTEMBER 2018 ADVISORY FUEL RATE FOR COMPANY CARS

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These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 September 2018.   Where there has...

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CLASS 2 NICs CONTINUE FOR SELF-EMPLOYED

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In 2016 the government consulted on a proposed abolition of Class 2 NICs (National Insurance Contributions) for the self-employed. This flat rate...

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TAX EFFICIENT CHILDCARE VOUCHER SCHEMES

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The government announced this year that no new childcare voucher schemes could be set up after 5 October 2018. This was a six...

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