Monthly Archives: February 2012

Once upon a time there were eight different pension regimes which caused a great deal of complexity.  Then along came a Labour government which decided the regimes  should be brought together under a set of simplified rules.  This was referred … Continue reading

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Don’t waste your tax efficient saving and investment allowances Every tax year your tax efficient savings and investment allowances are renewed, which means that before the end of each tax year (6 April to 5 April), you may want to … Continue reading

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Last year saw more pay cuts and freezes than in any year since the financial crisis began in 2008, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). And while economic growth is vital this year, subdued pay rises … Continue reading

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HMRC has come under fire in recent weeks over its Business Record Checks, which target small and medium-sized businesses. HMRC claims that 44 per cent of businesses have issues with their record-keeping, while 12 per cent have seriously inadequate records. … Continue reading

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From 1 April 2012 all VAT registered businesses will have to submit VAT returns online and pay and VAT due electronically too. From 1 April 2010 it was compulsory for all businesses with an annual turnover of £100,000 or more … Continue reading

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What is a capital allowance? If you buy an asset to use in your business that has a life of more than two years, you may not be able to deduct the whole cost from that year’s profits. Instead you … Continue reading

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If there is one topic that continues to dominate the airwaves and the thoughts of many it is the economy – what will happen this year? What impact will result from the woes of other countries? Here we take a … Continue reading

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