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Is State Pension top up right for you?

Is State Pension top up right for you?   From 12 October 2015 until 5 April 2017, it will be possible for men born before 6 April 1951 and women born before 6 April 1953 to top up their State Pension by making a voluntary Class 3A National Insurance Contribution and receive between £1 and[…] Read more »

Pre 5th April 2015 Checklist

Pre 5th April 2015 Checklist Pay a Pension Contribution  Did you know – You can receive 20% tax relief on a pension contribution even if you don’t pay tax! The maximum a non tax payer can contribute is £3,600 gross – a payment of £2,880 to which the tax man adds £720! If you do[…] Read more »

What is acceptable tax planning?

Tax Planning

    What is acceptable tax planning? Lord Clyde, when Lord President of the Court of Session, in the 1929 case of Ayrshire Pullman Motor Services v Inland Revenue stated – “No man in the country is under the smallest obligation, moral or other, so to arrange his legal relations to his business or property[…] Read more »

Inheritance Tax in a Nutshell

Empty nutshell

Inheritance Tax Could the following services we offer benefit you (or your parents) and save you money? Are you worried about your family’s Inheritance Tax bill on your estate? A starting point to deal with Inheritance Tax could be to look at what the potential size of any future IHT bill. Why not let us[…] Read more »

The unexpected does happen!

The Unexpected

The unexpected does happen! We cannot avoid the unexpected from happening. Sometimes a surprise can be very enjoyable, but sometimes we, or perhaps our family friends and colleagues, might wish we had done some simple protective planning. Dealing with the consequences of the unexpected can be much easier if the right documents are already in[…] Read more »

“Fat Friday!” – Planning your Filing

Brownies. Yum!

“Fat Friday!” – Planning your Filing It was ‘Fat Friday’ – the day we always buy treats for our office – and we started to discuss payments on account and the reasons for having them whilst we were enjoying our chocolate brownies. With Self Assessment deadlines looming, tax returns are a hot topic in the[…] Read more »

Wills, Inheritance Tax and Trusts


Wills, Inheritance Tax and Trusts Not something you think about generally! Until perhaps you have a family or you have reached an age where retirement and forward planning become necessary. A recent client in his 30s was surprised to find out that if he and his wife died at the same time in a car[…] Read more »


Hunting for sales

Small firms could be hit with bills totaling tens of thousands of pounds if they fail to comply with their auto-enrolment duties on time, Standard Life warns. New analysis from the provider lays bare the potential cash-flow nightmare facing SMEs if they are late setting up a compliant auto-enrolment scheme. According to the insurer, a[…] Read more »



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