High income child benefit charge and state pension

We recently looked at tax planning to minimise or eliminate the high-income child benefit to keep both husband and wife (or civil partners) looking after a child below the £50,000 threshold. Where the income of one of the individuals exceeds £60,000 such that the...

New workplace pension limits from 6 April 2019

The amounts that employers and workers will be required to pay into workplace pensions are due to increase from 6 April unless the worker opts out. The new limits will be 5% from the worker and 3% from the employer. The total minimum contribution will, therefore,...

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...