Autumn Statement

The government has announced that the Autumn Statement will now take place on 5 December 2013. We will update you on pertinent announcements.

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Pension scheme charges consultation

Government consultation proposes to cap annual charges that are applied to pension schemes at between 0.75% and 1.0% a year. While the average charge on new pension schemes is around 0.51% the Office of Fair Trading estimates... Read Full Article...

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Parties for employees

With the season for office parties fast approaching we thought it would be a good idea to remind you of the tax implications. The good news is that, unlike entertaining customers, the costs of entertaining employees are... Read Full Article...

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Labour Market Statistics

The Office for National Statistics has announced that: The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for July to September 2013 was 71.8%, up 0.3% from April to June 2013. There were 29.95 million people... Read Full Article...

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HMRC new approach to Business Records Checks

HMRC have announced that they are changing their Business Record Check (BRC) activity to ensure ‘it better targets help to those who are likely to have inadequate records’. According to the HMRC press release: ‘Customers whose records... Read Full Article...

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Employers fail to pay tribunal awards

According to government commissioned research into the outcome of employment tribunals more than 50% of those awarded payments do not receive their full award. The study by IFF Research found 49% of claimants had received payment in... Read Full Article...

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The financial impact of long-term absence from work

Do you have a back-up plan in place if you are unable to work? The average Briton spends almost a year (360 days) off sick, a new report unveiled by LV= reveals that. With on average 252... Read Full Article...

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Why it pays to be smart when planning your legacy

Ensure your inheritance goes to loved ones and not the taxman Inheritance tax (IHT) is becoming an issue for an increasing number of people in the UK. None of us likes to entertain the thought of our... Read Full Article...

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Enjoy the time of your life

Have you given full consideration to your long-term pension investment strategy? Retirement planning involves thinking about your plans for the future now – that means investing your money with the aim of maximising its value ready for... Read Full Article...

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Gifts of the financial variety

The best gift you can ever make to your grandchild or grandchildren this festive period will have a longer-lasting impact Your grandchild or grandchildren may want the latest toy or gadget this Christmas, but how about giving... Read Full Article...

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