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Predictions for the Budget: March 2015

Experience suggests that attempting to anticipate what will be contained in a forthcoming budget is a difficult if not impossible act, particularly with an election on the horizon in early May. The problem for the Chancellor is that absolutely anything…
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Severance of Joint Tenancy

A Brief Account of a Recent Case The First-tier Tribunal ((Parveen Chadda and Others v HMRC [2014] UKFTT 1061 ) recently found that a joint tenancy held between a married couple, Mr and Mrs Tobin, had been severed despite no-one…
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FESTIVE FUN ?

Most people file their tax return online these days, probably in the region of 80%. Paper returns should have been submitted by 31st October and they are seen as increasingly archaic. Electronic submissions make it much easier for HM Revenue…
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AUTUMN STATEMENT 2014

Are Autumn Statements that interesting ? This one might be ! It will be George Osborne’s fourth Autumn Statement and the announcements are traditionally focussed on government spending. However, with the General Election less than six months away, there may…
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MANSION TAX 2

So how will people owning property which is exposed to a prospective mansion tax react if the proposal becomes law ? Even though there is little flesh on the bones of a prospective mansion tax as yet, one can easily…
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MANSION TAX ?

With a general election on the distant horizon the possibility of a ‘mansion tax’ is once more on the agenda. While everyone will have their own view on whether such a tax is a good idea or not, it is…
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RESTRICTION OF UK PERSONAL ALLOWANCE ?

This years Budget saw the Government announce that it would consult on whether entitlement to the UK Personal Allowance should be restricted for non-residents and how this might be achieved. At present many non-residents are perfectly entitled to claim the…
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Welcome!

“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.”  Bertrand Russell This blog is for those who are inclined to think now …. and die somewhat later. It is designed for individuals, people, as Bertrand Russell might…
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