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Directors' Loan Accounts

February 9, 2019

Tax planning

The opportunity to borrow funds from a personal or family company can provide an attractive source of cheap finance. In a family or personal company, transactions between the company and the individual directors are commonplace. A director's loan account is a simple mechanis...
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Close Companies

February 8, 2019

What is a close company?

A company is close if it is UK resident and either condition A or B is met: Condition A: It is under the “control” of: Five or fewer participators, orParticipators who are directors. Condition B: That five or fewer participators, or participators who are directors togeth...
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The cash basis simply takes account of money in and money out – there is no need to worry about debtors and creditors and prepayments and accruals. Income is recognised when received and expenditure is recognised when paid. Since 6 April 2017, the cash basis has been the d...
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There are various exemptions, and potential exemptions, which make it possible to make gifts free of inheritance tax. Making tax-free gifts is a useful way to reduce the value of your estate – and ultimately the inheritance tax that may be payable on gifts....
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Are you bereaved?

July 23, 2017

Important financial steps

There are important financial actions that you need take in the event of a bereavement. This blog talks you through some of the support that’s available.  'Tell Us Once' is a service that lets you report a death to most government organisations in one go. Th...
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Tax credits

July 10, 2017

Don't miss 31 July deadline

If you’re claiming tax credits, We are reminding everyone to renew by the 31 July deadline. If you miss the cut-off date, your tax credit payments will stop and you may have to pay back the tax credits you’ve been given since 6 April 2017....
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Tax-Free Childcare

July 3, 2017
Did you know, on 21 April the government launched two new childcare schemes for working parents? Tax-Free Childcare is for eligible UK working families, including the self-employed, with children under twelve or under seventeen, if disabled. For every £8 they pay in, the go...
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