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 […]

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 […]

UK Residents and Main Residence Relief – a Nasty Surprise Withdrawn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 […]

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