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  • 19th March 2014

    A 'good news' Budget

    Listening to the Chancellor’s speech there seemed to be very little for the opposition to take issue with – it appears Ed Milliband thought much the same.
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  • 19th March 2014

    Financial Focus On...To lease or not to lease - that is the question...

    One of the questions we are frequently asked by small businesses is whether or not to buy a van or truck on HP, lease it or some other combination. Nowadays there are seemingly as many ways for you to part with your money as there are models to buy. This month’s article attempts to set out the tax treatment of the more common choices, on the basis that you are using the normal accruals basis of accounting.
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  • 5th March 2014

    Tax planning - a lesson from the Sopranos!

    The late, great, James Gandolfini died suddenly last year in Rome, aged 51. The Sopranos star suffered an unexpected heart attack and was clearly taken at far too young an age. However, the star’s sudden passing has provided a salutary lesson for us all in matters concerning taxation, for he left an Estate worth a reported US$70million, from which the IRS is expected to receive an estimated $30million in death duties.
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  • 25th February 2014

    Tax legislation changes - taking stock

    As we approach the end of another tax year now is a good time to take stock and remind ourselves of some of the key factors that will affect businesses and individuals in 2014/15.
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  • 12th February 2014

    Financial Focus On...Flying the Nest

    With the combination of higher house prices and costs of living, and increasing levels of student debt, parents, grandparents and other relatives are now donating more and more towards the cost of the fledgling’s first home, with the average donation allegedly being in excess of £20,000.
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