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October 2023

Keeping you up-to-date

As well as our regular news updates below, remember to check our Knowledge Hub for our more indepth blogs on the latest UK changes to tax and regulation that may impact you or your organisation.  It also includes insights and support for your future success. Please also read our partner site's weekly Business news and planning updates to help your business become more successful. Talk to us if you need support. We are with you all the way!

Is the cash basis right for you?

October 20th 2023

Why might businesses prefer traditional accruals basis over cash basis accounting?

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Making the dividend or bonus decision

October 19th 2023

The end of the tax year is drawing near and many owner-directors of companies are putting their minds to deciding which is more tax-efficient: a bonus or a dividend.

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Savings income and higher rate taxpayers

October 17th 2023

Bank of England base rate increases, coupled with higher savings rates and frozen tax thresholds, are seeing more people pushed into the higher rate taxpayer category, tax-efficiency could mitigate this.

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Flexible working - employment update

October 16th 2023

Employers need to be aware of changes to the flexible working regime expected in summer 2024. But proposals to give employees more flexibility for paternity leave are further away.

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Inheritance tax penalties soar

October 13th 2023

The value of inheritance tax (IHT) penalties to government receipts has risen by more than 1/2 over the past 2 years, with higher property values & frozen IHT nil rate band pushing more estates into the IHT net

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Tax-deductible car charges

October 12th 2023

The expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has focused attention on the business use of cars and whether clean air charges are tax-deductible.

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