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Stamp Duty Land Tax on 'second homes' and Interest in Possession Trusts

The additional 3% stamp duty land tax ('SDLT') rate on 'dwellings' has been effective for purchases on or after 1 April 2016. At first glance the principle appears simple. If you already have an interest in a dwelling and you . . .

What's changing in the new tax year?

Today marks the beginning of the new tax year, and new rates and regulations are to be introduced.  So how will this affect you? Personal taxes The income tax personal allowance (how much you can make without paying any income tax) is . . .

Key Points from the Spring Budget

This week Chancellor Philip Hammond set out changes to the government's taxation income and expenditure in his Budget, many of which will have an impact on the way the UK's small businesses operate in the future. Making Tax Digital  One key aspect . . .

65% of SME Businesses Not Ready for Tax Digitalisation

We are a member of the UK200Group, the UK's leading membership association of independent chartered accountancy and law firms, which has published the results of a survey showing that 65% of its members' SME business clients do not currently use . . .

What Challenges and Opportunities Face Farmers in 2017?

As 2016 came to a close, our thoughts inevitably turned to the year ahead and what it holds.  There are a few who, at the start of the year, expected to finish 2016 with Britain set to leave the EU . . .