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  • Mr Hammond moves in and rearranges the furniture
    23rd November 2016

    Mr Hammond moves in and rearranges the furniture

    With the Government keen to judge the mood of the public following the Brexit vote, the new tenant at Number 11 was eager to show in his maiden speech on the state of the economy that he can empathise with JAMs - people who are ‘just about managing’ - by outlawing new tenancy agreement fees (I wonder if he claimed his on expenses); not good news for landlords.
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  • Busy doing nothing
    23rd November 2016

    Busy doing nothing

    Philip Hammond’s first (and as it turns out only) Autumn Statement featured only minor tinkering (I will give him the benefit of the doubt at this stage and assume there are not unannounced nasties hidden away in the Treasury papers).
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  • Brexit – Farming and Food
    18th November 2016

    Brexit – Farming and Food

    I think that it is fair to say that most people have heard a lot about Brexit, we still don't have much of an idea of what is going to happen but we have been assured that "Brexit means Brexit".
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  • Financial Focus On...CONcerning your affairs
    16th November 2016

    Financial Focus On...CONcerning your affairs

    I had an interesting telephone call at home a while back. A well-spoken and very polite gentleman called to say that he was from the Inland Revenue and had noticed I had an overpayment of tax on my records that had accrued over the past couple of years.
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  • Where are we now with Patent Box?
    14th November 2016

    Where are we now with Patent Box?

    It was all change for the UK’s Patent Box tax relief on 1 July 2016, although many features of the previous rules have been retained.
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