Read our latest Practice News as well as sector specific and accountancy updates from across the UK.

Have you noticed a large increase in the car benefit in your notice of coding?

If you are an employee or a director you typically will have received a notice of coding for the 2015/16 tax year about three months ago. If you haven’t done so already, it is well worthwhile comparing this to the notice of coding for 2014/15. Because if you have a company car and you haven’t […]

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Has inheritance tax planning been turned on its head?

From time to time there is a change to the income or corporation tax system which can significantly impact on capital tax planning. Some would argue that the new tax treatment of pension funds is one such change. Where an individual has not bought an annuity, a defined contribution pension fund remains available to pass […]

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Take care with the calculation of holiday pay

In recent years, there have been a number of cases before the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) which show that it can be difficult to calculate the amount of holiday pay due to an employee. Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (as amended) most workers are […]

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Chancellor announces changes to the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA)

The AIA provides a 100% deduction for the cost of most plant and machinery (not cars) purchased by a business, up to an annual limit and is available to most businesses.

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Longest serving member of staff retires

Colin Frame & Sylvia Dougall Greaves West & Ayre has bid a fond farewell to its longest serving member of staff. Sylvia Dougall retired after working for an amazing 481/2 years in the admin team. Sylvia, who is married to John, joined Greaves West & Ayre in 1967 as a typist. Prior to that she […]

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