IHT: Donít forget to transfer any unused nil rate band - 06/01/2017

The rules around inheritance tax (IHT) allow spouses or civil partners to transfer any unused nil rate band to the surviving spouse or civil partner, following his or her death. This means that a person’s estate can benefit from twice the nil rate band that would normally apply.


More than 4.4 million extra people saving into workplace pensions in last four years- 06/01/2017

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) shows that since 2012, the number of people saving into a workplace pension has increased by 4.4 million.


UK property taxes are highest in developed world, says OECDe - 06/01/2017

New analysis from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has revealed that property taxes in the UK are higher than any other developed country.


If you miss the self-assessment deadline on 31 January, what will your excuse be? - 06/01/2017

The deadline for self-assessment tax returns is looming on 31 January. If you have not yet submitted your tax return or provided us with all the information needed to do so for you, it is crucial that you let us have this as soon as possible.


Economic growth looks set to slow, says British Chambers of Commerce- 06/01/2017

Research by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed that economic growth across the whole of the UK is likely to continue to slowdown during 2017 and 2018.


Stamp Duty Land Tax receipts hit record levels - 06/01/2017

Figures released by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) last month revealed a record Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) take of £7.7bn in the first eight months of this financial year.


Treasury coffers boosted by £400m following HMRC crackdown - 06/01/2017

The Treasury’s coffers were boosted by £400m in 2016, following a crackdown by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on tax avoidance.


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