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Changes to the taxation of dividends


The 2015 summer budget contained changes to the taxation of dividends. From the 6th April 2016 the tax credit applied to dividends will be replaced with a tax free allowance for dividends of £5,000 per…

Fewer barriers, greater clarity and higher trust


Making the UK a fairer place to do business Measures to reduce red tape and ensure that the UK is seen as a trusted and fair place to do business are rolling out over the…

Not for profit sports clubs hit by VAT enquiry


In early 2014 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) devoted considerable resources to reviewing publicly available records on funding received by not-for-profit sports clubs. This included (but was not limited to) football, rugby and cricket clubs.…

Have you been asked about FATCA by your bank or customers yet?


Many of our clients, both corporates and individuals, have been contacted by a financial institution that they deal with in connection with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Some businesses have also found that…

Why many business owners are now considering employee ownership


Recent years have seen considerable success in employee owned businesses. The benefits of employee ownership are for many business owners the perfect answer to all of their succession and exit planning dreams. The amount of…

How to manage your cashflow and finances


All businesses exist to make money. The first few years for many small businesses are crucial to longer term success. Cash flow problems in the early years can arise for a number of reasons; failure…

7 tips for the perfect business forecast


Creating a great business forecast is crucial for the future of any company. Though it will not act as a crystal ball telling you exactly what will happen in your future, it will give you…

Updated tax rates and allowances 2015


Keep an eye on your rates and available reliefs with our handy tax card. For further information please click here.

Summer Budget Summary 2015


The budget announcement on the 8th July 2015 set out George Osbourne’s plans for moving ‘Britain to a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare economy’, whilst continuing to boost the economy and encourage business growth.…