London
March 09, 2017
No change to Stamp Duty. The number of house buyers paying Stamp Duty is now at a 10 year high. Under the current government regulations, homes purchased for under £125,000 are exempt from this tax. But, with the property bubble getting worse, and the average deposit for a home in London now...
Money
January 19, 2017
When January comes around each year, it’s inevitable that we take some time to consider our goals for the year ahead and how these can be achieved. As such, if you’re looking to focus on your financial well being in 2017, you should bear in mind that there might be some opportunities to make some...
Inheritance Tax
January 19, 2017
The rules around Inheritance tax are changing in April 2017, as a past gift from the now retired George Osborne is due to come in to effect. In his Summer budget speech of 2015, he announced that anyone who owned a home, and wanted to leave it to their ‘direct descendants’ would now be able to with...
Calculator and Writing
January 11, 2017
Whilst the majority of the contractor clients we speak with daily are contracting through their own limited companies or umbrellas, on daily or hourly rates, there are also a rising number of enquiries for contractors working on fixed term arrangements with their employers. This may give the...
Savings
December 20, 2016
Hailed as free money by some, the Lifetime ISA (LISA) was the brainchild of George Osborne, and was designed to help the under 40’s save for either their retirement or first home, with generous bonuses being thrown around. However, with the start date of April 2017 looming, the life of the ISA is...
House and Calculator
December 16, 2016
Thursday 15 th December marked the day that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee unanimously voted to maintain the base rate at 0.25%. The Monetary Policy Committee also confirmed that they fully expect inflation to hit their 2% target much faster than was predicted, in fact within the...
Family
December 16, 2016
Christmas for many people is a time when families come together, they take a break from their everyday hectic lifestyle’s, reflect on the year and enjoy time together. It’s a time when people discover what’s most important in their lives, you’ve spent the last few weeks or months buying gifts for...
Calculator
December 06, 2016
Ask a lot of people about their future financial plans, and you may hear a lot about possible expenses at home and work, such as childcare, tuition fees, cars, and mortgages. And rightly so, these can be big expenses. However, what a lot of people don’t consider is that ‘Tax’ can be the biggest...
Laptop
December 06, 2016
Five months on from the vote on our EU membership status, and the following Brexit result, the UK is still in a state of uncertainty. In addition, the 3rd November’s High Court ruling that the Government cannot invoke Article 50 without the explicit consent of Parliament once again puts a roadblock...
Coins and Houses
December 06, 2016
Buy to let tax is changing – and soon. From April 2017 landlords will find themselves worse off and needlessly so Whether you’re a seasoned property guru, a dinner party landlord or simply interested in investing in property, structuring your buy to let in the right way could save you thousands of...

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