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Latest news and insights

Dividends and Pensions

By Hilary Carden on 7th September 2017 in Pensions

If you are the owner of a small or medium sized company chances are that your accountant has suggested you take a low salary and higher dividends.. But are you thinking about making a pension contribution? If so, you probably know that in the current tax year (ending 5th April 2018) there is an annual […]

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What is Carry Forward?

By Hilary Carden on 18th September 2017 in Pensions

Carry Forward is a tax rule that allows you to catch up on your unused pension contributions. It enables you to carry forward unused annual allowance from the previous three tax years to the current tax year. 3 points to bear in mind: The standard annual allowance for the current tax year (2017/18) is £40,000. […]

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Increase to Auto-Enrolment Pension Contribution Rates

By Hilary Carden on 16th September 2017 in Employers

Is your auto-enrolment scheme set up with the employer paying a minimum pension contribution so as to comply with government rules? If so, you will have to make changes in April 2018. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is in the process of sending letters to all employers, telling them about the forthcoming increase in the legal […]

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Autumn Budget 2017 Date Confirmed

By Hilary Carden on 15th September 2017 in Tax Planning

The government has announced that the Autumn Budget is on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. This will set out the government’s plans for the economy based on the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Last year the Chancellor announced that there will now only be one Budget a year, held in the Autumn. […]

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