Category: Tax

Budget 11 March 2020

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and Coronavirus/COVID-19
SSP is usually paid to employees from day four onwards, i.e. there are three “waiting days”. The three waiting days have been suspended and employees will be entitled to SSP …

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Budget 2018

Here is a brief summary of the 2018 Budget.


The VAT Registration threshold remains at £85,000 and will be held until 2022.

Personal Allowances

The tax free personal allowance (PA) will increase by £650 from £11,850 to £12,500 …

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Budget – November 2017

The First Autumn Budget for many years was announced yesterday and there were several headline grabbing changes. As is always the case, the details and probably less popular items are found in the Treasury Budget …

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Update on MTD, FRS and dividend taxation – Finance Bill 2017

The 2017 Finance Bill is due to be the last piece of legislation to pass through Parliament before it is dissolved before the General Election on 8th June.

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

MTD is a system whereby …

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Spring Budget – 8 March 2017

Budget summary – 8 March 2017

The Budget presented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, today is the last Budget to be presented in the Spring. In last year’s Autumn Statement he proposed the …

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How to pay your self-assessment tax

Self -assessment tax for 2015/16 is due by 31 January 2017 – HMRC require cleared funds by that date, otherwise interest will be charged.

You are unlikely to receive a statement or reminder so the ways …

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Autumn Statement 23 November 2016

These are my views on the announcements made today by Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Income tax
It was confirmed that the personal allowance (the amount you can earn tax free) will rise to £ …

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March 2016 Budget – 16 March 2016

It is important to remember that many of the measures announced today by George Osborne will take effect in future years. We need to look at past budgets as well as today’s budget to understand …

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The Autumn Statement – November

As far as personal and business tax is concerned, the Autumn Statement today didn’t have many surprises. It is supposed to be a spending review rather than a full blown budget where tax increases feature.

However, …

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The Summer Budget – 8 July 2015

Budget briefing – Budget 8 July 2015

This is just a very brief summary of some of the key measures in today’s budget which I feel have an impact on the majority of my clients. This …

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