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  • A quiet Budget day for Pensions
    9th March 2017

    A quiet Budget day for Pensions

    The Chancellor has delivered his Spring Budget. There was very little this time, that effected pensions, but here is a summary of what was included in the policy paper.
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  • Budget comment - Much ado about not a lot!
    8th March 2017

    Budget comment - Much ado about not a lot!

    The Chancellor appeared in fine form as he delivered his first of two 2017 Budgets, with the annual event moving “permanently” to the autumn later this year. The movement in the OBR’s growth forecasts have certainly been a positive for him. Confident in his delivery, perhaps to the point of cockiness; the jokes were very much at the expense of the leader of the opposition.
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  • Budget comment - A very dry Budget in more ways than one
    8th March 2017

    Budget comment - A very dry Budget in more ways than one

    I didn’t see Philip Hammond taking so much as a small swig of whisky or water throughout his entire Budget speech, but there must have been something in the air to make him feel relaxed – he is famed for being rather dry, but he even made a couple of jokes, and I didn’t get the impression that they had been pre-scripted.
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  • UK tax implications of companies doing business in the US
    15th February 2017

    UK tax implications of companies doing business in the US

    The first meeting between the Prime Minister, Theresa May, and the newly elected President of the United States, Donald Trump, was important for many reasons. One of the main ones was to set out the intentions of implementing a UK/ US trade agreement, following the UK’s exit from the European Union.
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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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