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Dec 06, 2019
Many people are unaware of their National Insurance contributions history, but it’s important to check as it could help you avoid any nasty surprises when you reach state retirement age.
Aug 07, 2019
The Office of Tax Simplification has undertaken a detailed review of Inheritance Tax, and proposed several changes to this complicated tax which could have significant implications.
Jun 11, 2019
The high income child benefit charge has put many people off claiming child benefit, but beware – this may limit the amount of state pension which you can claim at a later date.
The start of the new tax year means that if you are a shareholder or director you may wish to review your salary and dividend mix for 2019/20 to ensure you’re as tax efficient as possible.
Apr 11, 2019
Plans are afoot to introduce a sliding scale of probate fees based on the value of an estate. Meanwhile HMRC has introduced a temporary process for probate.
Oct 05, 2018
Class 2 NICs for the self-employed were due to end next April, but the government has now changed its mind. We explain why, and how you can check your NI contribution history.
Sep 07, 2018
If you own a property with your spouse, tax legislation states that you are entitled to an equal share of any income you receive from this jointly owned property, unless you complete Form 17
Jul 06, 2018
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published a new report which looks at how people’s savings income is taxed, and has identified areas where it might be simplified.
Tax-free Childcare versus Childcare Vouchers – which scheme is best? Paul Cox examines the differences between each of these schemes, to help you decide which one you might be eligible for and which will offer you the best savings on your childcare costs.
If you’re self employed it’s not always easy to get a mortgage. However a recent change from HMRC has encouraged lenders to be more flexible towards this sector of the labour market.
Nov 03, 2017