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14-08-2019
What you can do with your pension pot
Pension Wise is a free government service that was launched in 2015 to help provide individuals with general pension advice. However, the service does not answer specific questions relating to your Read more..

14-08-2019
When you can claim back VAT on purchase of a car
There are complex VAT rules that determine the amount of VAT that can be recovered when purchasing a new car. The usual rule is that when you purchase a car for your business then no VAT can be Read more..

14-08-2019
Child Benefit charge if income exceeds £50,000
The High Income Child Benefit charge (HICBC) applies to a parent whose income exceeds £50,000 in a tax year and who is in receipt of Child Benefit. If both parents have an income that exceeds Read more..

14-08-2019
VAT and insurance claims
Insurance transactions are generally VAT exempt. However, there are many issues that can arise concerning the VAT liability of certain insurance transactions. One of these issues concerns the VAT Read more..

14-08-2019
When are Class 1A NICs due
Class 1A NICs are paid by employers in respect of most benefits in kind provided to employees, for example, the use of a company car. There are no Class 1A employee contributions payable. Class 1A Read more..

14-08-2019
How do you calculate adjusted net income?
To calculate adjusted net income, you will need to look at a taxpayer’s total taxable income, before personal allowances, and then deduct any trading losses, gift aid donations, gross pension Read more..

07-08-2019
Lowest paid to be eligible for sick pay
A new consultation launched jointly by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care, is seeking views on different ways in which both the Government and employers Read more..

07-08-2019
Visiting EU after 31 October 2019
Although we have a new Prime Minister, it would seem that so far nothing has changed to bring us any closer to a Brexit resolution. In fact, it appears that a no-deal Brexit is becoming more likely as Read more..

07-08-2019
Last chance to join the Help to Buy ISA scheme
The Help to Buy ISA scheme will close to new savers after 30 November 2019. This leaves less than 4 months to open an account before the product is due to be withdrawn by the Government. Once opened, Read more..

07-08-2019
Clients exporting to EU if a no-deal Brexit
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, any UK business that exports goods to the EU will be responsible for making customs declarations (as is the case for businesses currently exporting goods Read more..