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Hidden Pension Benefits for Grandparents and Relatives

Unlock an extra £3,600 in State Pension Did you know grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members can claim extra National Insurance (NI) credits for helping care for children? These credits can add up to £3,600 per year on your state pension! Who qualifies? Parents who don’t live with the…

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Tax Update February 2024

Welcome to our February Tax Update In this edition we take a look at year-end tax planning, ISAs, pensions, CGT, more R&D changes on the horizon and paying your personal tax bill. YEAR-END TAX PLANNING It’s not too late to undertake some end-of-year tax planning. If you have some spare…

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Selling Online and Paying Taxes

Income Tax and Selling Online

In recent weeks there has been a flurry of online activity discussing the new law that will require online marketplaces to report information about income made by their users to HMRC. The discussion has led to many people asking questions such as “Will I have to pay tax on the…

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Help Us Fundraise for MND

WIN a bottle of Dom Pérignon! In the build-up to Christmas, we’re raising money for the MND Association, so first off, we’ll give you the link to our JustGiving page – CLICK HERE We are doing this in memory of a dear friend and work colleague who sadly passed away…

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Unlocking the Potential of Digital Marketing

In the digital era, leveraging digital marketing offers a multitude of advantages that empower businesses to flourish and outpace their competition. Let’s take a look at the various ways in which digital marketing can be a game-changer for your enterprise. Cost-Efficient Marketing Solutions: Digital marketing presents a more cost-efficient alternative…

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Tax-Free Childcare Costs

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding working families to give their childcare budget a boost by opening a Tax-Free Childcare account. Parents can use Tax-Free Childcare to help with childcare costs for school holiday clubs, breakfast or after school clubs, childminders or nurseries. You can get up to £500 every 3…

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Beware of Self-Assessment Scams

A Warning from HMRC The HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is alerting Self-Assessment customers to be vigilant against scam texts, emails and phone calls from fraudsters. As the deadline for submitting Self-Assessment tax returns for the 2022-23 tax year (31st January 2024) approaches, scammers are targeting unsuspecting individuals by posing…

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Embracing Circular Economy Principles in Your Business

A Strategic Approach The concept of a circular economy (CE) has emerged as a groundbreaking model of production and consumption. It involves the shared responsibility of businesses in sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling materials and products for as long as possible. This approach not only addresses pressing global…

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Changes to the Home Working Allowance

What You Need To Know In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government introduced special provisions allowing those working from home to receive a tax-free allowance of £6 per week. This initiative provided significant relief to employees, enabling them to offset the additional costs associated with…

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A little light reading for the weekend!

Unlock Substantial Tax Savings with this Little-Known Couples’ Financial Strategy Financial advisers have long been privy to a little-known tactic that could potentially save couples over £8,000 annually in taxes. This strategy involves transferring savings between partners, leveraging online calculators to determine the optimal amount to shift from the higher-earning…

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