National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

As announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement, the rate of the National Living Wage is set to increase to £7.50 per hour from April 2017. In line with this, the government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission for the National Minimum Wage and from April 2017 the new rates will … Continue reading National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

Tax Saving Strategies To Implement Before 5 April and our Spring Newsletter

Keep up to date with tax matters and explore some of the tax saving opportunities with our recent newsletters. Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.

Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

As announced in the Autumn Statement, there are significant changes ahead for companies using the Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) for VAT. The FRS will continue to run, however many businesses will find it is no longer economical to use. Under the FRS, a business ignores VAT incurred on purchases when reporting VAT, with the exception … Continue reading Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Gwent Landlord Forum – 30 November 2016

Rent Smart registration and another Autumn Budget will take place before our next event! We hope you have sorted out the first, but why not come along to The Parkway Hotel and Spa on Wednesday 30th November between 6pm and 8pm to have a breakdown of the Autumn Budget and specifically its impact on you … Continue reading Gwent Landlord Forum – 30 November 2016

Welsh Landlords – Are You Registered Yet?

Landlords of properties in Wales are being reminded that the deadline for registration with the Rent Smart scheme is fast approaching. According to the administrators, Cardiff City Council, around 75% of landlords have so far failed to register.  Out of an estimated 100,000, only just over 25,000 applications have been received and any landlord not … Continue reading Welsh Landlords – Are You Registered Yet?

Autumn Statement – The Big Question

Ed Gooderham and Nick Park look at two key issues raised by the Autumn Statement in answer to the South Wales Argus' Big Question this week (see below for their answer in full): "The Autumn Statement has raised, in particular, two key issues. The good news is that there are changes to Stamp Duty Land … Continue reading Autumn Statement – The Big Question

Autumn Statement 2013

The 2013 Autumn Statement Autumn Statement The economic position in December 2013 looks a good deal rosier than it did back in the spring when George Osborne presented his Budget. But that does not mean he felt able to announce major tax reductions. He said that his plans for the coming tax year were fiscally … Continue reading Autumn Statement 2013