• 19th April 2016

    Farming matters - Herd basis election

    One of the many taxation options available to farmer or livestock breeder is the herd basis election.
  • 13th April 2016

    Financial Focus On...The pain of being charitable

    By the time you read this, the new regime for taxing investment income will be a matter of a few days old. For those not already aware, dividends and interest are now being paid gross and there are new allowances for interest of up to £1,000 and a £5,000 allowance for dividend income.
  • 29th March 2016

    New online bankruptcy applications

    From 6 April 2016 individuals wishing to enter into bankruptcy as a means of dealing with debt will have to apply online for a bankruptcy order to be made.
  • 21st March 2016

    Budget 2016 - A wake up call for school governors?

    Whilst we knew what was coming for schools in this Budget there can be no doubt now about the Government's commitment to forcing all schools into academy status. All schools must be an academy by 2020 or failing that there must be a process started to convert by 2022.
  • 18th March 2016

    The Budget - changes to Pensions

    The Chancellor was true to his word and there was no mention of altering or ending tax relief on pension contributions. It was announced that the government consultation ‘Strengthening the incentive to save’ found that while the current system gives everyone an incentive to save into a pension, and the 25% tax free lump sum was popular, generally the system was inflexible and poorly understood.