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Insolvency Rules 2016: what these changes mean

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This is the first commentary in a series of Vlogs by Jack Callow, Business Recovery & Insolvency Manager about the Insolvency Rules 2016. Full transcript below. On 6 April 2017, the treat that is the…

“Mexican standoff” over locum pay

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NHS watchdogs have backed down in a row with locum doctors, performing a u-turn over new tax rules. The NHS, like other public bodies, is having to grapple with new rules introduced from 6 April…

Tax changes dropped ahead of the general election

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Major tax changes that were announced in the Spring Budget have been dropped by the government, due to a lack of time to pass them into law ahead of the 8 June General Election. With…

General Data Protection Regulations: what Academies need to know

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Academies will need to gear up for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that take effect from May 2018. The GDPR replaces the existing Data Protection Act and extends the rights of individuals over the…

New relaxed Stamp Duty rules for Wales?

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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 &…

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…

Pensions update

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Whilst the spring 2017 Budget did not make any changes to the pension annual allowance or lifetime allowance, the following issues need to be borne in mind: Tapering of pension annual allowance: Tax returns that…

State pensions: not quite what was advertised

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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…

Key aspects of the 2017/18 GP contract

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Although this list is not intended to be comprehensive, the following is a selection of some of the things to look out for: Professional Indemnity costs Most practices should have received in the last couple…

General Election – tax promises

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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,…