Archive for May, 2017

New relaxed Stamp Duty rules for Wales?

Posted by Robert Bailey on

Land transactions in the UK have been subject to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) since 2003, but we now have different regimes for Scotland and Wales. Devolution has seen a separate tax charged (Land & Buildings Transaction Tax or LBTT) on ...

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Bath accountants support Royal Crescent’s 250th year

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Bath-based Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming are celebrating the 250th year of an historical city landmark by sponsoring the exhibition: ‘A View from the Crescent’. It was on 19 May 1767 that the first stone of the Royal Crescent was laid; ...

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State pensions: not quite what was advertised

Posted by Ian Saunders on

Most people reaching state pension age today are receiving less than the new state pension.   A Freedom of Information (FoI) request from the Sunday Times revealed an interesting fact about the new state pension, which started life just over a ...

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General Election – tax promises

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

With a general election on 8 June 2017, the main political parties have published their manifestos. We take a look at what each are saying on tax. If there is a Conservative government after the election, the tax measures that had to be dropped ...

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Criminal Finances Act 2017: what you need to know

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

From a likely date of September 2017, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 will make companies and partnerships criminally liable if they fail to prevent tax evasion by either a member of their staff or an external agent, even where the business was ...

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Head of Academies Joe Scaife on BBC Radio Humberside

Posted by Bishop Fleming on

You can read the full transcript of the interview below. BBC: Well the unions say that the David Ross Education Trust is proposing to cut one million pounds from school budgets across 32 schools. 8 of those are in our region. The David Ross ...

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Plymouth Pupils Drink up Success

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Pupils from Devonport High School for Girls are celebrating success after winning the local Young Enterprise finals in front of teachers, parents and entrepreneurs at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel. The team of girls created a company called ...

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