Budget 2015

19/03/2015

Budget 2015   – summary of tax changes It was confirmed that the income tax free allowance would be increased to £10,600 for 2015/16 and furthermore the allowance would be increased to £10,800 in 2015-16 and £11,000 in 2016-17. The threshold at which people pay higher rate tax band is to be raised by above the…

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Drop-in Surgery held at Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

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05/03/2015

Drop-in Surgery held at Cambridge Cancer Help Centre on 24th February 2015 I recently held a Tax and Legal Drop-in Surgery at the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre, David Rayner Building in Great Shelford. People obviously worry about their future when they find out that they or a loved one has cancer and I found this…

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HMRC – Solicitors campaign

07/01/2015

HMRC have launched a new campaign which gives solicitors the opportunity to bring their tax affairs up to date voluntarily.  The Solicitors Tax Campaign gives solicitors working in a partnership or company, or as an individual, the chance to tell HMRC about any income they haven’t declared. If you have overlooked telling HMRC about any…

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Private Residence Election – update

03/12/2014

Principal Private Residence election update We would refer you to our article back in June 2014, when we reported that the Government and HMRC were looking to withdraw this election, although contentiously this arose due to HMRC’s plans to extend Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to non- residents on the disposal of UK residential property. A…

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Autumn Statement 2014 – tax changes

03/12/2014

Summary of tax changes announced in Autumn Statement 3 December 2014 Income tax free allowance increased to £10,600 for 2015/16 and rate of inflation increase also passed to higher rate taxpayers with the higher rate tax band raised to £42,385. Transfers of ISAs to surviving spouses introduced so ISA status maintained and spouse can inherit…

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Pension Changes 2015

03/12/2014

The Chancellor has made further changes in the Autumn Statement to improve the attractiveness of pensions. The 2014 budget proposals for pensions were already far reaching and will change the pensions’ landscape. The new rules increase the importance of pensions in Inheritance Tax Planning. The changes are all due to take effect from 6th April 2015. The…

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Charity Gingerbread

03/12/2014
Charity Gingerbread

The team at websters in Cambridge held a charity competition to decorate gingerbread men; competition was serious as icing was rolled and decorations were sprinkled.  Staff raised £100 which has been donated to the The Elouise Keeling Asthma Trust.   The Trust was set up in memory of Elouise with the aim of reducing suffering of…

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Charity Armour

10/10/2014

On Sunday 28 October Tax Manager Bryony Baines took part in an armoured 10 kilometre charity run in Henley on Thames.  “Team Clank” ran in a mixture of costume and medieval armour.  Running in armour meant that team members were carrying an additional 10kg in weight!  This did not seem to impact the finish times…

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IIP Gold

10/10/2014

We are proud to announce that we have achieved a GOLD Standard Accreditation from Investors in People (IIP), the organisation which champions people management excellence. Our journey with Investors in People began in May 2005 with the achievement of the IIP Standard and followed up with the Silver status in June 2011.  In the UK,…

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Put your affairs in order

10/10/2014

On your death or if your mental capacity becomes limited someone else, often a loved one, will have to deal with your financial affairs. If you have had to deal with someone else’s paperwork you will know the time, effort and expense that is involved. What should you do now to put your affairs in…

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