What we think


Reform puts pensions back on the ‘tax planning map’

At some point most business owners and directors will face the prospect of having to pass on their business to the next generation, oversee a trade sale, or in some cases sadly having to simply ‘close the doors’. Whichever outcome, the ability to replace the income previously generated by their business as tax efficiently as… Read more


George Osborne announces the date for his 2015 Budget

Chancellor George Osborne has announced he will deliver his last budget of the parliament on Wednesday 18th March 2015. Appearing before the Commons Treasury Committee the Chancellor confirmed the 2015 Budget date, his sixth of the current Parliament, which will be delivered less than two months before the General Election. The Autumn Statement delivered earlier… Read more


Registered Care Managers – The Cornerstone of Good Care

There is no doubt that a ship without a Captain is going to go aground at some time in its journey. This applies across the whole range of industry and commercial enterprise and is not in dispute. The BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme (5 Nov 14) brought this thought to mind when it… Read more


Budget 2016 Summary

Autumn Statement Summary 2014

Mr Osborne gave, what could be, his final Autumn Statement yesterday. Whilst giving away to home owners by revamping SDLT on residential properties, he failed to be drawn on the detail of the deeper cuts to be made in the public sector. Only time will tell if he has done enough to deliver next year’s… Read more


UK Residents and Main Residence Relief – a Nasty Surprise Withdrawn

The government announced in the Autumn Statement 2013 that capital gains tax (CGT) on UK residential property would be extended to non-residents from April 2015 and a consultation document was published on 28 March 2014. However, the consultation document included a nasty surprise for UK residents owning more than one main residence, with the proposed… Read more