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The Chancellor’s Apprentice: new apprenticeship levy

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on November 27, 2015

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…

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Autumn Statement: squeeze on buy to lets

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on November 26, 2015

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…

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Vlog: 2015 Autumn Statement

Posted by Vicki Brook on November 25, 2015

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 November 25, 2015

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,…

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DWP Workie

Workplace pensions for small employers

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on November 23, 2015

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…

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Pay & Pension Plans Will Hurt Westcountry Care-Homes

Posted by Press Release on November 23, 2015

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…

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Corporate and Business Services

Payrolling employee benefits – end of the P11D?

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on November 20, 2015

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…

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Downton Abbey

Inheritance Tax and the family home – should you downsize?

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on November 18, 2015

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…

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Formulating An Effective Investment Policy

Posted by Ben Thorne on November 17, 2015

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…

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Trustees’ foreign expenses – have you been complying?

Posted by Pam Tuckett on November 17, 2015

Section 6.5 of the DfE model Academy Articles of Association states that a Trustee may at the discretion of the Trustees be reimbursed from the property of the Academy Trust for reasonable expenses properly incurred…

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