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The risks of a tax investigation

Will HMRC come knocking on your door? It’s a fact – humans are bad at assessing risk. We’re terrified of things that rarely happen (plane

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Changes to probate in 2019

Controversial fee increase set to take place from April. From April 2019, some estates in England and Wales could be required to pay almost £6,000

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Tax Card 2019/20

Tax Card 2019/20 TAXABLE INCOME TAX BANDS AND RATES   2019/20 2018/19 Starting rate* of 0% on savings up to £5,000 £5,000 Basic-rate band £37,500

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R&D investment grows to £23.7bn in 2016/17

Businesses in the UK spent £23.7 billion on research and development (R&D) in 2017, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics

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OTS calls for inheritance tax system to be digitised

  The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has urged the Government to implement a digital system for inheritance tax, following complaints the current form-filling system

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Critics urge delay in rollout of MTD

Leading tax bodies have joined the House of Lords in calls to delay the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for all taxes, less than

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Outsourcing payroll

Does it make sense for your business? Around 1.4 million businesses in the UK employed members of staff in 2018, and all of them shared

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Businesses getting to grips with apprenticeship levy

  Businesses are finally beginning to understand the apprenticeship levy, after previously voicing serious concerns over its complexity and lack of flexibility. The apprenticeship levy

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National insurance planning

Obligations and opportunities. National insurance contributions (NICs) are set aside to pay the state pension and other benefits, but due to the UK’s ageing population

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Higher-rate earners hit by national insurance rise

Individuals set to benefit from an increase to the higher-rate threshold in 2019 will only see half of the tax reduction expected, as a result

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