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What is a trust?

What is a trust?

A trust is an obligation that binds a trustee, an individual or a company, to deal with assets such as land, money and shares which form part of the trust. The person who places assets into a trust is

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Who is a Scottish taxpayer?

Who is a Scottish taxpayer?

The Scottish rate of income (SRIT) is payable on the non-savings and non-dividend income of those defined as Scottish taxpayers. This means that Scottish taxpayers who also have savings and dividend

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Checking your National Insurance record

Checking your National Insurance record

HMRC offers an online service to check your National Insurance Contributions (NIC) record online. In order to use the service, you will need to have a Government Gateway account. If you don’t have an

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Autumn Statement 2023

Autumn Statement 2023

The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has announced that he will deliver his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday, 22 November 2023. This move would imply that the annual Budget will not take

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Tax Diary October/November 2023

Tax Diary October/November 2023

1 October 2023 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 December 2022.

19 October 2023 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 October 2023. (If you pay your tax

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Clampdown on fake reviews and hidden fees

Clampdown on fake reviews and hidden fees

The Department for Business and Trade published the following announcement, that if implemented, should reduce the present trend to publish fake reviews and charge hidden fees at point of sale. The

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Companies House fees increase?

Companies House fees increase?

Companies House have published information that suggests their fees may be increasing in the near future. And it’s all to do with the ECCT Bill currently passing through parliament.

To give it its

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Tax on trivial benefits

Tax on trivial benefits

There is a benefit-in-kind (BiK) trivial exemption that applies to small non-cash benefits like a bottle of wine, or a bouquet of flowers given occasionally to employees, or any other BiK classed as

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Business asset disposals taxed at 10%

Business asset disposals taxed at 10%

Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR) applies to the sale of a business, shares in a trading company or an individual’s interest in a trading partnership. Where this relief is available Capital Gains

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Closing a limited company

Closing a limited company

There are a number of reasons why you may consider closing your limited company. This could be because the limited company structure no longer suits your needs, your business is no longer active, or

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Tax when you sell property

Tax when you sell property

The annual exempt amount applicable to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is currently £6,000 and is set to be reduced to £3,000 from April 2024.

CGT is normally charged at a simple flat rate of 20% and this

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Companies urged to file accounts early

Companies urged to file accounts early

Companies House has issued a news update targeted at companies who are due to file accounts by the end of September 2023. Generally, this would be for accounts ending 31 December 2022.

In their

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Tracking down lost pension details

Tracking down lost pension details

Ever had a nagging feeling that you have a pension pot somewhere but have no idea how to track it down?

Well, there is a solution.

There is a search link on the GOV.UK website at

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