China and it's falling stock market
By: Chris Carter, Lovewell Blake Financial Planning Limited Date: 26 August 2015

Before looking at the reasons and immediate effects of the fall in value of the China stock market it is worth stating that when share prices are low there is a great buying opportunity. The idea of selling shares when...

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VAT Alert: Update to energy saving material VAT rate
By: Liz Hill Date: 17 August 2015

Back in June we wrote about the outcome of the European Commission (EC) investigation into the UK’s treatment of VAT for companies installing energy saving materials.

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More pension changes afoot
Date: 13 August 2015

The Chancellor has begun further consultation looking at the way you save for your retirement. The way that pensions are looked at has changed drastically over the last few years, which means that this consultation hasn’t been welcomed by everyone.

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Client Alert: No more 'tax free' dividends
Date: 12 August 2015

As a shareholder of an owner managed company, it is likely you benefit from tax and NI efficient remuneration by drawing a low salary and then dividend to utilise the basic rate band of tax.

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Summer Budget Summary 2015
Date: 13 July 2015

On Wednesday 8 July 2015 the Chancellor delivered his first Budget of this Parliament.

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VAT Alert: Energy Saving Materials to Change from 5% to 20% VAT Rate
Date: 19 June 2015

The last Labour government introduced a 5% VAT rate on the supply and installation of energy saving materials for residential property. The European Commission (EC) disagreed with the decision to charge the reduced rate of VAT and instigated proceedings against...

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Revised Charity Reporting and Accounting Guidance (CC15)
Date: 10 June 2015

The Charity Commission has updated its ‘Guidance on Charity Reporting and Accounting’ (CC15) documentation to reflect the recent increases in external scrutiny thresholds.

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Changes to VAT for search and rescue charities
By: Liz Hill Date: 30 May 2015

If a charity operates as a search and rescue organisation, the following changes which come into effect on 1 April 2015, may affect it and the way it handles/incurs VAT. The 2015 Finance Act will give these organisations “Section...

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Company car - Is it really a benefit worth having?
Date: 15 May 2015

If your employer provides a company car as part of your benefits package you will pay tax on the deemed monetary value of that benefit. The cash equivalent is essentially treated as additional salary. The cash value is...

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Could your family pay the price if you die intestate?
Date: 07 May 2015

If you die intestate (without a will) there are certain rules about how your estate should be treated. On 1 October 2014 these rules were changed and if you don’t have a will in place this could jeopardise the inheritance...

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