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UK Budget date announced

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that the Budget will take place on Monday 29 October.

Furnished Holiday Lets – a smart move?

Times have been getting tougher for landlords in the buy to let market. One major factor here has been the restriction in the allow ability of finance costs for tax purposes being phased in between 2017/18 and 2020/21. But there are always options in the world of business, and one potential option for the buy to let investor is to diversify into the market for furnished holiday lettings (FHLs).

Tax tips for the farming business

With the end of the EU Common Agricultural Policy in the UK imminent, the farming business has big change on the horizon. It is therefore a good time to review where you want your business to be in the future, and how you are going to get there.

Protecting public trust by managing potential conflicts of interest

‘A situation in which a person is in a position to derive personal benefit from actions or decisions made in their official capacity’ is defined as a conflict of interest.’ Trustees have a duty to act in the best interests of their charity.

We raised £360 for Jeans for Genes Day!

We raised £360 for Jeans for Genes Day!

We held a cake sale and dress down day to raise money for Jeans for Genes....

Café in Hot water

Getting the classification right for the supply of goods or services is always important when it comes to VAT. Food retailing is one area where the boundaries between standard and zero rated items can give rise to difficulty. For example, is takeaway food supplied by a business ‘hot’? A lot can hinge on getting the answer right, as a recent tax tribunal case shows.

Housing wealth - Inheritance Tax

It will come as no surprise to have confirmation that it’s predominantly the older household that owns the UK’s housing wealth. International property experts, Savills, believe that 75% of the UK’s homeowner equity is held by the over 50s.

Stamp duty cut

Stamp duty cut

According to the latest statistics 121,500 first-time buyers have saved a total of £284,000,000 following the introduction of a relief for first-time buyers under the Stamp Duty Land Tax rules which apply in England and Northern Ireland.

Powys Business Awards Sponsors

Whittingham Riddell Sponsor Powys Business Awards

We are proud to be sponsoring this year Powys Business Award...

Software suppliers - Making Tax Digital for VAT

Software suppliers - Making Tax Digital for VAT

HMRC is working with more than 150 software suppliers who have said they will provide software for Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) in time for April 2019.

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