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Gifts with reservation of benefit


Gifting your assets during your lifetime can make sure that more of your wealth passes to your loved ones. However, the gifts can still be subject to inheritance tax on your death. Gifting can have…

Is your defined benefit pension scheme still worth having?


A defined benefit pension scheme (also known as a final salary scheme) is designed to offer a secure income for your retirement which increases each year. It will normally also pay a reduced pension to…

WMT support Emmaus St Albans as charity of the year in 2017


WMT Chartered Accountants is delighted to announce their support of Emmaus St Albans as their charity of the year for 2017. Emmaus charity provides a stable environment for people who are experiencing homelessness or social…

WMT announced as finalists at the 2017 SME Hertfordshire Business Awards


WMT Chartered Accountants are delighted to announce nominations in not one, but two categories at the forthcoming SME Hertfordshire Business awards. The annual awards recognise hard-work, determination and enterprise in business. WMT are one of…

UK businesses confident in prospects for business


Business confidence has turned positive for the first time since the EU referendum, according to the ICAEW business confidence monitor for quarter 2 (Q2) of 2017. Confidence is highest in industries with strong export expectations…

Making Tax Digital for business


Under proposed new rules for Making Tax Digital (MTD), it is likely that from April 2018, some property landlords, self-employed individuals and unincorporated partnerships will need to file quarterly information to HMRC using HMRC approved…

Measures that matter


What gets measured, gets managed. And what gets managed gets better. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are intended to measure success and highlight areas that you can act on to improve performance. But without knowing what…

Patent Box tax saving opportunities


Last year the Patent Box regime saved businesses £875m in corporation tax, a 17% increase in savings from the previous year. But could the tax breaks become even more attractive post-Brexit? The Patent Box regime,…

Year-end matters for employers – what you need to know


Following on from our previous pre-year end briefing on employment matters and the changes to the P11D regime for the tax year 2016/17, it is now time to deal with certain matters now that the…