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Is your home a tax-free zone?

In most cases, if you have lived in your home during the entire period of your ownership of a property, then when you sell that property you should pay no…

Budget day 2020

The treasury has announced that the next budget will be presented by the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, on Wednesday 11th March 2020. In recent years, the Budget has been held in…

Spousal CGT tax advantages

It is fairly common knowledge that the UK tax system is biased in favour of married couples or those partners who have entered into a formal civil partnership. Note that…

What now?

Even though many of the uncertainties that have plagued UK politics during 2019 are still to be decided, at least the hiatus in parliament has been resolved; the Conservatives now…

HMRC reflects on 2019 successes

Not all penalties levied by HMRC are civil, many cases are serious enough to warrant a criminal investigation. The first post in the “money” section of the gov.uk website in…

High Street funding announced

High Street rejuvenation funding announced The first 101 places to benefit from up to £25 million each from the Future High Streets Fund were announced over summer. In the latest…

Still time to file your tax returns

The deadline to file your 2018-19 tax returns is fast approaching, the 31 January 2020. Most of our clients will have the reassurance that we have filed their returns online,…

Too little, too late?

On 13th December, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in collaboration with Office for Product Safety and Standards, issued a cautionary warning to consumers buying toys this Christmas….

An end to uncertainty

Whatever your political motivation most of us will be relieved that last week’s election has created a government with a working majority. At last, there is a light at the…

Top-ten tax planning tips

1 Considering small gifts for staff this Christmas? Some time ago HMRC introduced “Trivial Benefits” legislation. In some respects, this is far from trivial. Basically, non-cash gifts – not related...

Land Registry property alert service

Property owners are potentially more at risk from the activities of fraudsters. They have more to lose and there are very real risks that the Land Registry property alert service…

Christmas gifts

You don’t have to pay tax on a benefit (gift) to your employee if all of the following apply: it cost you £50 or less to provide it isn’t cash…

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