State pension forecast – is it reliable?

When preparing a client’s annual self-assessment tax return, where applicable, we recommend that they get a state pension forecast so that they are aware of what state pension they may be entitled to when they reach state pension age. It is also an opportunity to...

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Payment Protection Insurance (PPI)

Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) is something which we are all aware of with the many advertisements on the radio and TV. More recently the focus has been on the deadline for making claims which is 29 August 2019. It has recently come to light that it is possible...

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Making Tax Digital for VAT – It’s here!

It’s a little scary that my last column on MTD-VAT was just over a year ago – how time flies when you are having fun?! OK, I will accept that only an accountant could put ‘fun’ and ‘VAT’ into the same sentence! But the fact is, it is here and if you are a VAT...

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Today’s working lunch had me heading towards our Cirencester office and a meeting with Ian Sumbler, a man whose knowledge of local pubs and eateries in this area is like having a talking guide book – very handy!  But today we ventured into a café/bar on Castle Street...

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Research and development relief

It is good tax planning across all the various taxes to make sure that you claim any relief’s that you are due, from both a personal and corporate tax point of view. Focussing specifically on corporation tax in this blog, one such valuable but underused corporation...

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