Initial Budget Analysis for Our Clients

  • 03/03/2021

I thought that Mr Sunak came across very well at the dispatch box today. If ever the BBC are looking for a bedtime story reader – they may just have found their man! This Chancellor could manage to sound enthusiastic and calming about the most dire of situations and personally I found todays budget very

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Katy Investigates the New Probate Fees

  • 06/11/2018

The New Probate Fees – Just Another Death ‘Tax’? More details are emerging from last weeks’ budget which Darren reported on at the time. Today probate fees caught our eye and we see this as an issue that could affect our client’s estates. What are probation fees?  A fee which is paid when administering someone’s

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What did today’s budget offer our Clients?

  • 29/10/2018

Mr Hammond’s 2018 budget, delivered to Parliament today, was billed as one of the toughest political juggling acts of a generation. With the Prime Minister having basically ‘spent the budget’ in her conference speech, the pressure was on for the Chancellor to deliver an ‘end to austerity’.  Comparisons were being drawn to the time when

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Our Quick Glance Budget Summary

  • 22/11/2017

A Social Budget? As the Chancellor Mr Hammond took to the dispatch box to present his budget today, he perhaps attracted more interest than any Chancellor for many years. This budget was seen as one of the key indicators of the minority Governments direction of travel. Would we see a typical Conservative approach with tax

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What does my recent tax voucher mean?

  • 15/06/2017

Last year, the Chancellor radically overhauled the tax reporting system for investments such as equities and fixed interest securities. This could have an effect on people holding equity or bond funds held in a collective investment account. For many years, the position was fairly simple. Basic rate tax was taken at source from both dividends

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Our view on todays ‘pro big business’ budget

  • 08/03/2017

Britain was once affectionately described as a ‘nation of shopkeepers’. Our economy has long been propelled forward by the small entrepreneurs who choose to ‘go it alone’ selling their services and goods to larger businesses and the public and paying their taxes on the profits. Many Chancellors of both political persuasions have historically recognised this

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