Enter the 2017 Business Leader Awards

Do you own or manage an exceptional business? Have you launched an innovative product or service, or ran a successful marketing campaign? Maybe you’ve committed to sustainability, or have just launched a start-up business. The Business Leader Awards is now firmly...

Is the State Pension taxable?

The short answer is, yes it is… The State Pension is worth between £6,359.60 (the old version), and £8,296.60 (the new version), and many pensioners may receive additional payments based on additional contributions made in prior years. In both cases, this pension...

Utilising tax losses

We have listed below a few of the ways you can make best use of tax losses. Generally speaking, a tax loss arises when a claim for expenses and other allowances (for example capital allowances for equipment purchases) exceeds the income of the relevant trade. Many...

New Lifetime ISA launch

On Thursday 6th April a new type of ISA is being launched, the Lifetime ISA (or LISA for short). Announced by the former Chancellor, George Osborne, LISA’s have been launched to help people save for their first home and for their retirement. The LISA is just like any...

Get help with your childcare costs

The government have launched a new website aimed at parents who may be able to claim for support with childcare costs. The web address is www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. How Tax-Free Childcare works Working parents will be able to apply, through the childcare service, to...