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Autumn Statement Summary

Please click to read our Summary of the Autumn Statement 2023 report.   The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, has delivered his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons. The government continues to be faced with challenging economic conditions as the cost of living crisis continues to affect many families across the UK. The Chancellor, however, had some good news with inflation...

Pension Awareness Week – Top Tips

Pension Awareness Week is a annual five-day engagement event, aiming to empower people to better understand and value pensions, and help you plan for your future.  To start the week off, here's my 'top tip' video...   And more Pension Awareness Week...

Chancellor statements – 17 October 2022

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, was only appointed on Friday 14 October 2022. However, following another turbulent weekend, the Chancellor made not one but two important statements on 17 October 2022 about the future of the economy. The first, an emergency televised statement to the nation and the second, a statement to MPs in the House of Commons. HM Treasury had prefaced...

Connected persons for tax purposes

The definition of a connected person for tax purposes varies. A statutory definition of “connected persons” for Capital Gains Tax...

Tax and employee share schemes

There are a number of government approved share schemes which offer various incentives to employees. The rules of the schemes...

Tax relief for training costs

If you are self-employed it is important to know if an expense is tax allowable. Any allowable costs can be...

Post cessation transactions

Tax relief may be available for post-cessation expenses of a trade. To be an allowable post-cessation expense the trade must...

Reclaiming pre-trading VAT

There are special rules that determine the recoverability of VAT incurred before a business registered for VAT. This type of...

Are we unpaid tax collectors?

Business owners often refer to VAT as if it were a cost to their business regardless of their VAT position;...

Child Benefit for 16 – 19 year olds

More than a million parents will receive reminders to extend Child Benefit for their teenagers if they are continuing their...

by Andrew Stanton

Mitigating Labour VAT on private school fees

Explore the potential Labour VAT threat on private school fees and prepayment strategy to swerve the VAT risk.

Multiple Dwellings Relief for SDLT

It was announced as part of the Spring Budget 2023 that Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR) was being abolished. This change...
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