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Trusts to save IHT

Trusts have a reputation for being linked to unfair tax avoidance, but they can play a legitimate role in #estate and #inheritance #tax #planning. They can be especially worthwhile for business owners. Could a simple trust help preserve more of your estate for your family?

Digital Payments In The New Economy

One of the announcements in the Spring Statement was the possible demise of the 1p and 2p coins and the £50 note, but for different reasons. It seems that more and more of us are paying for small transactions such as our morning coffee by using contactless payments.

Tax Free Perks Instead of Dividends

When should you take perks instead of dividends?
As a rule of thumb, dividends are the most tax and NI-efficient method of taking income from your company. But there are sometimes better alternatives. What are they and when can you use them?

Cash is King!

Managing your cash flow to grow your business

Pension Tax Relief Change

There is again speculation about further restrictions to tax relief on pensions in the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget.

Dividends - There May Be More Tax to Pay in January

The rules for taxing dividends changed radically from 6 April 2016 with the removal of the 10% notional tax credit and the introduction of new rates of tax on dividends.

Managing Customer Experience

When we have positive interaction with a business we feel good about it and will probably tell friends or colleagues about the experience.

New Government Childcare Schemes

Working parents can start applying for two new Government childcare schemes launching this year – Tax-Free Childcare which begins immediately and 30 hours free childcare which starts in September.

Networking Tips for Introverts

Business networking seems easy and tends to come naturally to extroverts. But what if you are an introvert? What do you do if attending a networking event is your worst nightmare? The good news is you can still master the art of networking.

HMRC Beat Glasgow Rangers

A scheme using Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) as a means of remunerating directors and staff has been defeated by HMRC in a recent Supreme Court case.

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