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January 2018 Market Commentary

Another year seems to have flown by in the space of about five months. December, in particular, seemed to go past in a blur.

It was, however, the month when some progress was – fi…

Friday 05 January 2018


What the Paradise Papers teach us about tax evasion, tax avoidance and tax planning

The release of the Paradise Papers last month offers an opportunity to think about how the issues raised relate to your everyday tax planning. With ‘tax avoidance’, ‘tax evasion’ a…

Friday 05 January 2018


What does the reduced Money Purchase Annual Allowance mean for you?

The money purchase annual allowance (MPAA) places a restriction on the amount of tax efficient pension contributions that can be made by employees who have already accessed their p…

Friday 05 January 2018


What changes to the Trusts register do you need to be aware of?

In order to comply with EU regulations and to come in line with the financial sector’s current agenda for transparency, an online trusts register was introduced by HMRC in June fol…

Friday 05 January 2018


What does the freezing of indexation mean for buy-to-let investors?

The Autumn Budget delivered at the end of November included changes to how gains are calculated, including the freezing of ‘indexation’ from January 2018. Indexation is a tax relie…

Friday 05 January 2018


How much does a Royal Wedding boost the economy?

With the announcement of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle and plans for their wedding in May 2018 now underway, discussions of how much is being spent on the couple’s nup…

Friday 05 January 2018


‘Winter sports’ doesn’t just have to mean skiing!

With winter in full swing, you might be thinking about how to make the most of the cold weather by donning your skis or your snowboard and heading for a winter sports break on the …

Friday 05 January 2018


How has auto-enrolment changed saving habits?

A recent report from the Resolution Foundation has revealed the impact that auto-enrolment is having on the saving habits of UK workers. One of the positive predictions from the th…

Friday 05 January 2018


What will the doubling of the EIS investment limits mean?

One of the key points for businesses from the Autumn Budget was Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement that the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is set to receive £2.5 billion …

Friday 05 January 2018


What does the future hold for the Apprenticeship Service?

Recent figures from the Department for Education (DfE) show that the amount of workers starting apprenticeships in England has fallen dramatically. The number of people beginning a…

Friday 05 January 2018