Piggy Bank
December 01, 2016
The topic of being able to get onto the property ladder has been much debated in recent times. Whilst house prices have risen exponentially in recent years, average salaries have not increased in relative terms, leaving new buyers in a conundrum as to how to best approach buying. The average age of...
Autumn Statement 2016
November 23, 2016
Contractors found themselves caught in the crosshairs as the new Chancellor declared open season on PSCs, with a white paper to be drafted on the use, and misuse, of incorporated vehicles alongside a clamp down on disguised employment and an increase in the span on Benefit In Kind tax which could...
Remortgage
November 23, 2016
For many of us, after arranging the initial mortgage as well as the hassle of moving, mortgage payments for your property coming out on the same date each month occur without a bat of an eyelid, to our detriment in some cases. It is currently estimated that around 1 in 3* homeowners are currently...
Remortgaging
November 21, 2016
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently confirmed again that house prices have continued to defy Brexit worries, and house prices have steadily grown again following the decision to leave the European Union. With many buyers desperately seeking a way onto the property ladder,...
Autumn Statement
November 17, 2016
Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, faces an unenviable challenge in his first substantive address in demonstrating to the markets that Britain is open for business and quelling the concern of savers and borrowers alike that he has the courage to stabilise the economy in the face of a...
Donald Trump
November 11, 2016
With the shock result of Donald Trump’s successful bid to become the 45 th president of the United States, what follows has been global speculation of where this may leave the rest of the world, from both diplomatic relations stand point but also as to how his win will affect the global economic...
Men's health
November 09, 2016
As Movember’s men’s health campaign gets underway this month to raise awareness of health issues; such as cancer, mental health and inactivity, new figures have shown the UK is less than likely to have prepared to what are now seen as common ‘critical’ illnesses. In the UK, critical illness cover...
Age Linked Tax relief
November 04, 2016
Over the past few years there have been many changes in the world of pensions with many benefits available to both permanent employees as well as contractors. And with the recent departure of George Osbourne and a newly appointed Chancellor in the form of Phillip Hammond, the world of pensions...
Base Rate
November 03, 2016
Today the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced its latest decision on interest rates. At least for now the Bank of England’s base rate will stay at 0.25%. Not long ago, there was a chance that they would cut rates from the current 0.25% to 0.10% or below, but with different economic factors...
November 02, 2016
IR35 , also known as the Intermediaries Legislation, was introduced in April 2000 and requires all workers working through an intermediary (i.e. limited company ) to pay the similar tax and National Insurance contributions as those of a permanent employee. IR35 affects all contractors who do not...

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