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Fallout from the Carillion liquidation

15 March 2018

Construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation. Its reported 30,000 sub-contractors are likely to receive nothing from the Official Receiver and might now find themselves in financial difficulties. Payments of VAT, payroll taxes and corporation tax must still be made, which can be difficult to fund when an important large customer has failed.

IHT and the family home

19 September 2017

The new ‘residence nil-rate band’ (RNRB) came into effect for deaths on or after 6 April 2017.

Cutting IHT bills with residence nil-rate band

25 August 2017

For many families, their biggest exposure to inheritance tax, and their most important asset, is the family home. To help people reduce their inheritance tax bills, the new residence nil-rate band is being phased-in from 6 April 2017. We explain how to make the most of this relief.

Should you incorporate your property portfolio?

17 December 2016

We are often approached by clients looking to incorporate their property portfolios to reduce the tax payable – but what are the pitfalls?

Get your dividend paperwork right

10 March 2016

Many companies will be declaring additional dividends before 6 April 2016. Where possible, recipients should make sure that the income is actually taxable in the right tax year.

Tread carefully with entrepreneurs' relief planning

17 February 2016

The gulf between the 10 per cent rate of capital gains tax and the 45 per cent rate of income tax has attracted the attention of the tax man.

Pensions: after 6 April 2016

20 January 2016

The government has announced significant changes for those with high income saving into pension plans. What are the options after 6 April 2016?

When ignorance is not bliss in the AIA world

12 November 2015

The announcement that the annual investment allowance will be £200,000 from January 2016 is welcome, but the transitional rules are complex.

Dividends are still more tax-efficient

12 August 2015

As an owner-manager, you should be paying yourself a mixture of salary and dividends. Unfortunately, this will soon become more expensive in tax terms.

The 60 per cent tax trap
Stuart Robb

02 June 2014

The Chancellor never mentioned that those earning between £100,000 and £120,000 would pay 60 per cent tax, so how did he get away with this?

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