Underlining planning options for Furnished Holiday Let owners

Holiday let apartment with sofa, bright colours and window

If you read our post of last week, Property Tax Changes, you will be aware that the Chancellor recently confirmed – as part of his Spring Budget – that the present tax advantages that owners of Furnished Holiday Let (FHL) property enjoy will be abolished from April 2025. While a deadline in a year’s time […]

Is this a good time for property owners?

Accountancy houses - letting, buying or selling property

The recent Spring Budget did little to make the life of those letting, buying or selling property any easier. For example: The reduction in the higher rate of CGT on affected property sales from 28% to 24%. The removal of multiple dwellings relief for Stamp Duty Land Tax purposes. These competing changes must make life […]

Stand out from the crowd – small business owners

small business owners

It’s interesting to consider the challenges that are plaguing small businesses at present. For example: A frustrating inability to reestablish profit levels to fund investment or to maintain the living standards of employees and shareholders. Cash flow constantly hovering at zero or at overdraft limits. Having to witness the slow decline in profits retained in […]

Child Benefit claw-backs

Child Benefit claw-backs

One of the more impactful changes in the recent budget was the easing of the High Income Child Benefit Charge. Up to 5 April 2024, this has been recovering Child Benefits received by parents if the total income of one or more parent exceeded £50,000. Basically, parents with income between £50,000 to £60,000 have had […]

Save on Easter childcare costs

Save on Easter childcare costs

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued a press release recently reminding working families to save money on their childcare costs in time for the school holidays by making use of the Tax-free Childcare support. With the Easter break looming, families yet to sign up for Tax-Free Childcare could be missing out on annual savings of […]

Companies House introduces changes

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023

As we have mentioned in previous posts, Companies House have been tasked with introducing a number of changes introduced by the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCT Act), that came into force on Monday 4 March 2024. Changes introduced 4th March include: greater powers to query information and request supporting evidence; stronger checks […]

Impact of the Spring Budget 2024

Impact of the Spring Budget 2024

We all knew that the Chancellor would have restricted options when considering the contents of his recent spring budget announcement on 6 March. But it seems he has the skills after all to “play tennis” with his arms tied behind his back… Would there be a combination of tax cuts and public expenditure cuts, or […]

File early to have self-assessment tax coded out

File early to have self-assessment tax coded out

Self-assessment Tax The coding out threshold may entitle you to have tax underpayments collected via your tax code when you are in employment or in receipt of a company pension. Instead of paying off debts in a lump sum, money is collected in equal monthly instalments over the tax year. If you want to benefit […]