Archive for November, 2015

Bishop Fleming accuses HMRC of 'stealing tax' from students

The Chancellor’s Apprentice: new apprenticeship levy

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Employers face an extra tax on their payroll from April 2017, following the Chancellor’s intention to charge an apprenticeship levy. George Osborne has announced a new apprenticeship levy of 0.5% of an employer’s wage bill to raise ...

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Autumn Statement: squeeze on buy to lets

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Landlords are under attack from the government, after another broadside from the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement to make buy to lets less attractive. The Chancellor is clearly not happy about people hoovering up properties that he thinks ...

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Vlog: 2015 Autumn Statement

Posted by Vicki Brook on

Isobel Savage, Tax Director at Bishop Fleming, summarises the key tax announcements made in the 2015 Autumn Statement.

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Autumn Statement 2015 at a glance

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Key tax announcements of 25 November 2015 Autumn Statement. The first Autumn Statement of this new Parliament, only four months after the Summer Budget, saw George Osborne reveal his plans for cutting back on the state and tax reliefs, whilst ...

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The multi coloured cartoon creature called Workie, created by the Pensions regulator as part it's workplace pensions campaign

Workplace pensions for small employers

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Workman Workie wants Pension Attention (Workie Image copyright DWP) Workie, the new cuddly creature from the Pensions Regulator, is leading the campaign to extol the virtues of pensions in the workplace. The character is asking employers not to ...

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Pay & Pension Plans Will Hurt Westcountry Care-Homes

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But Immigration Plans Will Have Less Impact “Care homes could now cease cross-subsidy and focus on private residents” Recent Government plans to impose a “living wage” – and new rules demanding auto-enrolment in a pension scheme – ...

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Corporate and Business Services

Payrolling employee benefits – end of the P11D?

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

From next year many employers will not have to complete a P11D for recording employee benefits, due to real-time payrolling of benefits in kind. H M Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is encouraging employers to register before 6 April 2016 to tax ...

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Inheritance Tax and the family home – should you downsize?

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Inheriting the family home is about to become less expensive due to a new inheritance tax (IHT) break for residences. And you can downsize to a smaller residence if you wish and still keep the relief of the previous, larger home. You may not own ...

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Formulating An Effective Investment Policy

Posted by Ben Thorne on

Has your charity got an effective investment policy? Are you clear what your investment objectives, aims and goals are? Have you documented your level of risk and timescales for your investments? The purpose of the investment policy is to ensure ...

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