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Spring Statement Headlines

In his first Spring Statement to Parliament, the Chancellor stated that he is giving people and businesses certainty and stability to plan for the future Major tax or spending changes will now be made once a year at the Budget in the Autumn. The Spring Statement: gives an update on the overall health of the […]

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Scottish rates of income tax

Moves to try to simplify the tax system have apparently not reached the Scottish Parliaments, who have passed measures to bring in new, and extra tax rates and bands in Scotland, for the 2018-19 tax year.  The changes mean that both the higher and top rate of income tax will be increased by 1p, rising […]

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HMRC responds to IR35 petition

  Click here for Chris James’ Linkedin article IR35 petition – poorly worded perhaps, but the response was far, far worse The hastily-constructed IR35 private sector petition has been responded to overnight. As Dave Chaplin and others quickly pointed out, the response is mainly cut and paste of earlier copy. But one paragraph in particular exposed the […]

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Autumn Budget 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers an Autumn Budget designed to create an ‘outward looking, free trading nation, a force for good.’ Introducing his Autumn Budget, the Chancellor said that he wanted Britain to be a ‘global Britain that has a prosperous and inclusive economy where everyone has a chance to shine. A civilised and tolerant place, […]

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The future of IR35

We’re nearly two months into the ‘new world’ of public sector IR35, and while the election campaign rumbles on, there’s very little live information coming out of the public sector about the real impact of the changes.  In the meantime, our accounting practice head, Chris James is included on this FCSA article and freeAgent film, […]

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