Government scraps its plans to abolish class 2 NICS

Published on 13th December 2018

The government recently scrapped its plans to abolish Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs). They were originally due to be […]

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Tax Tip – self-assessment deadline is approaching!

Published on 28th January 2019

The self-assessment deadline is approaching! Don’t forget to complete your 2018 self-assessment tax return by midnight on 31 January 2019 […]

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Are you making the most of pensions tax reliefs?

Published on 10th December 2018

Experts have recently warned that thousands of over-55s are at risk of incurring charges and reducing the available tax relief […]

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Reward-based crowdfunding in the food & drink industry

Published on 30th November 2018

Reward based crowdfunding continues to be an evolving area and is overlooked by many businesses looking to raise finance. There […]

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VAT treatment of catering and takeaway food

Published on 30th November 2018

It has been 6 years since George Osborne’s proposed ‘Pasty Tax’ hit the headlines and caused protests throughout the South […]

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Making Tax Digital for VAT: where are we now?

Published on 30th November 2018

The government’s landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) for business initiative is set to take effect from 1 April 2019, beginning […]

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Simpkins Edwards: reaction to Autumn Budget 2018

Published on 30th October 2018

Mark Simic, partner at Simpkins Edwards LLP, commented: “Many listening to the Chancellor’s Budget will have let out a sigh […]

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Budget 2018

Published on 30th October 2018

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Autumn Budget on Monday 29 October 2018. In his speech he stated that […]

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Who owns the farm property?

Published on 11th October 2018

Many UK farms are owned jointly which can cause issues with the question of succession or sale. For example, in […]

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AAT states inheritance tax is ‘unnecessarily complicated’

Published on 3rd October 2018

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has stated that inheritance tax (IHT) is ‘unnecessarily complicated’ and ‘widely misunderstood’. Responding to […]

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