Personal Tax Changes for 2022/23 – with effect from 6 April 2022

By the time you’re reading this, the new tax year has started. Some of the changes have been public knowledge for months now and some of the rises have been anxiously awaited as the country continues to face a cost of living squeeze. With these changes adding to the...

Utilising Your Pension to Cut Inheritance Tax

Pensions usually fall outside of your Estate. Inheritance tax was thought to be ripe for reform in last year’s Autumn Budget but, as it happened, it was left untouched for another tax year. What that means is the £325,000 nil rate band has been in place since 2009,...

How to Extract Profits Out of a Company

Tax efficient advice for limited company directors. Believe it or not, there are more than 4.7 million limited companies registered in the UK, including the 810,316 incorporations that signed up in 2020/21. Only around 2m are actively trading, but the number of new...

Which Capital Gains Are Tax Free in the UK?

Did you know that some capital gains are free of capital gains tax (CGT)? Talk to us to find out more about how to maximise your tax efficiency. Although you will pay CGT on most capital gains, there are some gains that are not subject to capital gains tax – and...

Tax Planning for Residential Landlords

Planning to take advantage of low interest rates? After a challenging year for the UK’s residential landlords, you might have read about improvements to the buy-to-let mortgage market in recent weeks. In the three months to 31 May 2021, the average interest rates for...

The Pensions Lifetime Allowance

How Might the Big Freeze Affect You? Traditionally, most people get nowhere near breaching the pensions lifetime allowance, but that’s likely to change over the next five years. The lifetime pensions allowance is currently £1,073,100. In his Spring Budget on 3 March...