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October 25, 2005

Property & SIPP Update


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With the publicity surrounding the rule changes from April 2006 (‘A Day ‘), most people interested in buying property via pension schemes are aware of the heavy restriction on borrowings

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October 22, 2005

Staff Suggestions Scheme


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Make your business better and save your staff tax! If you run a staff suggestions scheme you can potentially: discover ways to make your business better actively engage your staff

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September 23, 2005

Tax-Free Staff Incentives


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Many of our recent Topical Tips have dealt with various types of tax free ‘perks’ that can be offered to employees and this one is no exception! In this issue

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September 22, 2005

Company Car Fuel Update


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In Topical Tips 53 we dealt with the important saving available if an employee chooses to pay for all fuel in their company vehicle and then claim back money for

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August 22, 2005

Goodwill on Incorporation


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Why is ‘goodwill’ an issue? Goodwill is the difference between the price the purchaser pays for the business and the value of the underlying assets. For example a business might

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July 25, 2005

Business Incorporation


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Many businesses start as sole traders or partnerships, but after a short period of time often expand into serious concerns. It is then that the proprietors usually begin wondering whether

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July 22, 2005

Tax Return Update 2


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Topical Tips 65 dealt with changes to the Income Tax Return situation for 2004/05. This issue deals with some advantages you might be able to claim from HMRC! Approved mileage allowances

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June 22, 2005

Tax Return Update 1


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Returns they are a changing Yes, the tax return season has well and truly started! This issue of Topical Tips highlights some changes this year that might affect Barnes Roffe

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May 22, 2005

New Accounting Standards


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No more room for manoeuvre New accounting standards have been issued in the UK that attempt to harmonise UK accounting standards with International Standards. The standards have been introduced because

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April 22, 2005

Personal Pensions & Property


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Owner-managers of businesses have often used a company Small Self Administered Scheme (“SSAS”) to make company pension contributions into their plan to invest in commercial property; other individuals can do

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March 23, 2005

Reclaiming VAT on Employees’ Expenses


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In a surprising case heard recently at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) it was held that UK VAT law was incompatible with European law. This means that there is

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March 22, 2005

Companies House Changes & Security


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There have been changes at Companies House and to the Companies Act 1985. Here we deal with the aspects that will most commonly affect our clients. End of extension to

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