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  • Fundraising Regulator Levy: What Charities Need to Know
    13th February 2017

    Fundraising Regulator Levy: What Charities Need to Know

    There has been much controversy over the setup of the new Fundraising Regulator since its inception in July 2016. The Regulator is currently being funded by a voluntary levy on certain charities. More recently, there has been a report of a charity making a formal complaint to Trading Standards after receiving an invoice from the Regulator; the issue of an invoice implied (to the charity concerned) that the levy was mandatory.
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  • Financial Focus On...All Change
    13th February 2017

    Financial Focus On...All Change

    It seems that not a week goes by without another announcement on how tax is changing at the moment – the start of the “main residence” relief for Inheritance Tax; loan relief restrictions for Landlords; Stamp Duty Land Tax changes for second (or let) properties; Scotland exercising its right to vary how much income tax is charged on anyone classed as Scottish; and these are just some of the ones hitting in April.
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  • Making Tax Digital:  Sadly, the Government doesn’t seem to understand…
    1st February 2017

    Making Tax Digital: Sadly, the Government doesn’t seem to understand…

    On 31 January HMRC published the outcomes of last year’s six consultations surrounding Making Tax Digital. Whilst we are still ploughing through the detail, it has to be said that so far the outcome has been rather disappointing, and it feels that HMRC and the Government are not listening to taxpayers, advisers, or their own MPs.
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  • Never mind Brexit, what does "Smexit" mean for UK tax?
    18th January 2017

    Never mind Brexit, what does "Smexit" mean for UK tax?

    Ever since the referendum, people have been asking me what impact Brexit will have on tax. My stock answer has been that “we really don’t have a clue yet; so much will depend on whether we remain in the single market or not”. Now we have our answer.
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  • Financial Focus On...Insurance
    13th January 2017

    Financial Focus On...Insurance

    Your car and your house are insured, but are you? That is the question I pose this month and with good reason.
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