Care Act 2014 – The Impact on the cost of Care Fees

On the 14th May the Care Bill received Royal Assent and became the Care Act 2014.  The Act represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years. On the plus side the Act introduces a cap on the amount people will be required top pay towards the cost of their […]

Panorama a couple of weeks on – What can we learn from it? Albert Goodman Care Briefing (May 2014)

Actually, since we are referring to the recent BBC Panorama programme, ‘Behind Closed Doors’, then the word is something of a misnomer because we did not see the whole picture, only a very narrow glimpse of some awful practices by a few care staff. It was shocking and unacceptable but rather than go on about […]

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Proposed Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) charge on non-residents – Update

Our April / May edition of Tax eNews highlighted the news that the Government is currently consulting on the extension of CGT to non-residents who dispose of UK sited residential property, with legislation to be introduced with effect from 6 April 2015. The consultation document issued by the Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs is […]