28 February 2017
The government has decided to press ahead with a significant increase in probate fees, despite opposition from professional bodies and a formal consultation that produced a response that was overwhelmingly negative. The new fees will come into effect this May on a date yet to be announced.
28 February 2017
The issuing of the draft legislation is welcomed, bearing in mind the start date for MTD is 6 April 2018, but it appears that all the calls for a delay…
Despite a recent increase in dividend tax rates, the savings of NI compared to salaries mean that dividends are still an effective way of saving money.
Originally announced in Budget 2016, the 2016 Autumn Statement confirmed that Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) will be abolished from April 2018
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that the Spring Budget will be published on 8 March 2017. This will be the last Budget to take place in the Spring.
5 January 2017
We have drawn up a simple guide to the things that you should consider if you wish to leave your affairs in order.
3 January 2017
With what proved to be a very turbulent 2016 now behind us, it is an important time to make or refresh your plans for the future year ahead and beyond because, as with most things nowadays, there will likely be a tax consequence so early planning is essential.
23 December 2016
HMRC is to replace the current free PDF filing software for company tax returns for unrepresented companies and charities with straightforward tax affairs with an online only system from April 2017.
22 December 2016
It has become apparent that, despite maintaining the appearance of consulting and collaborating over the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD), HMRC have behind the scenes been preparing a steam roller of an introduction which appears to pull the trigger whilst still half cocked.
20 December 2016
Last week the Scottish Finance Minister delivered his Budget and announced that, unlike the rest of the UK, he would not be increasing the 2017/18 higher rate tax threshold by £2,000 but would instead increase it by only £430 in line with inflation.