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High Earners Lobbying for Pension Tax Changes

Hospital doctors, GPs and other high earners are lobbying the government to amend the pension tax rules. The current system restricts tax relief on pension contributions meaning many high earners are paying overtime salaries back in tax. The NHS Pension Service have...

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Does Your Car Qualify for the Higher Tax Relief Rate?

The latest Finance Act has reduced the tax writing down allowance for motor cars that emit more than 110 grams of CO2 to just 6% on a reducing balance basis from April 2019. In the case of company cars the vehicle is included in the "special rate" pool which means...

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Tax Efficiently Extract Profits

The current £3,000 employment allowance continues to be set against the employer’s national insurance contribution (NIC) liability. If the company has not used this allowance it may be set against the employers NIC on directors’ salaries. Meaning where the only...

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5 Ways to Improve Communication Skills

Communication is an important skill to have in business, yet so many of us aren’t particularly good at it. Whether it be spoken, written or non-verbal it is important to be able to effectively communicate especially in the workplace.   Here are 5 ways you can improve...

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Does the Child Benefit Charge Affect You?

The child benefit charge was introduced in 2013 and affect over 1 million families. If you or your partner earn an adjusted income of over £50,000 your child benefits could be cut. Adjusted income is your total taxable income before personal allowances, less gift aid...

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Proposed Changes to CGT Private Residence Relief

The government is currently consulting on important changes to private residence relief that are likely to be introduced from 6 April 2020. The two possible changes announced in the Autumn 2018 Budget are: Limit to just 9 months the period prior to disposal that...

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3 Ways to Increase Prices and Keep Customers

The cost of running a business increases each year, so it doesn’t make sense to keep prices the same. Yet, many businesses don’t increase the price of their goods and services because they think they’ll lose customers. Here are 3 ways you can increase prices and keep...

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Non-Resident Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on Property

Non-UK residents will from 6 April 2019 must pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the disposal of UK real estate. Prior to the legislation CGT on real estate for non-residents was only on disposals of residential property. Moving forward CGT will be applied to all UK land...

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5 Things to Do to Get More Out of Networking

It's fair to say networking isn’t for everyone. It is also sometimes seen as a social activity but its not, its an important marketing tool that can help grow your business. Here are 5 things you can do to ensure you get the most out of networking events: Have an...

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Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge April 2019

Disguised remuneration charges will apply to certain loans to directors and employees that are still outstanding after 5 April 2019. The charge affects arrangements involving loans made via Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) and similar disguised remuneration schemes. The...

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The Benefits of Assurance Reporting

What is Assurance reporting? Assurance is provided to give its recipients ‘piece of mind’. There are different types of assurance reports, they can be for internal and external use, the reports provide confidence to stakeholders in regards to the systems and processes...

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Advisory Fuel Rate for Company Cars

In line with recent reductions in fuel prices, HMRC have reduced their suggested reimbursement rates for employees' private mileage using their company car from 1 March 2019. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. Engine Size Petrol...

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Personal Service Company Changes from April 2020

In the Autumn Budget the Chancellor announced that the "off payroll" workers rules that currently apply in the public sector would be rolled out to the private sector in 2020. The government have now issued a consultation paper that sets out proposed tax and national...

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5 Steps to Marketing your Business

Whatever the size of your business, marketing is important. We are living in a very competitive environment, new products and services are constantly being developed. Goods and services are also easier to access due to modern technology, so you need to make sure you...

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