Dividends – tax rules are changing


Tax rules on dividends are changing from 6 April 2016.  From this date, tax credits on dividends are being abolished. Currently, if you take a £1,000 dividend, your gross dividend is £1,111.11 but from 6 April 2014, the gross dividend will be £1,000, the actual amount taken.  This may affect your total income for mortgage…

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Last chance to maximise your pension contribution


Last chance – don’t miss out on maximising your pension contribution under the current rules before the reductions come into effect on the 6 April 2016 As a result of the pension changes announced by the Chancellor last year, which come into effect on the 6 April 2016, there are some significant reductions in the level…

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Where’s your Registered Office?


For many business owners, a registered office address can be an afterthought. Deciding on a suitable registered office address is a decision worth investing some time in.  Your brand image and corporate credibility are important and understanding the value of having the right business address can have a big impact. A registered office address is…

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Travel and subsistence


Every day the roads and railways of this country are filled with employees travelling as part of their jobs, and incurring a host of costs and expenses along the way.  The system of benefits and taxation that has built up around this essential economic activity is grouped together under the name ‘travel and subsistence’. To…

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Minimising corporation tax


A look at the strategies available to companies that are looking to minimise their corporation tax bill. The UK has one of the lowest rates of corporation tax in the developed world. Additionally the infrastructure of corporation tax reliefs available to any company or organisation based in the UK is one of the more straightforward…

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