Gifts of up to £50 to employees

From April 2016 new rules were introduced to allow employers to provide their directors and employees with certain "trivial" benefits in kind, tax-free. The new rules were brought in as a simplification measure so that certain benefits in kind do not now need to be...

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Gifts to charity

Where possible, higher rate taxpayers should "Gift Aid" any payments to charity to provide additional benefit to the charity and for the individual to obtain additional tax relief on the payment. For example, where an individual makes a £20 cash donation to charity,...

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Do you really need to pay higher rate tax?

"Whilst most people will agree that we pay tax to keep the country running, most of us would be happier if we could find a way to persuade the taxman to take a little less of our hard earned cash." There is a simple way for most of us to pay less tax. It is perfectly...

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Get your business ready for 2019!

What should you be doing over the next few months to strengthen your business and get it ready to take advantage of any upturn? The most profitable businesses we act for have two key things in common: They plan and budget ahead and monitor how they are doing monthly...

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