Curing the Top-Earner Pensions Tax Problem

NHS pensions made news last year, with consultants and GPs blaming large tax bills, linked to pension statements, for making some work ‘uneconomic’. Why should high-earning power, coupled with pension provision, spell trouble – even for top-earners outside the NHS? We...

Dissecting the New Plastic Packaging Tax

The government is set to introduce its so-called ‘Plastic Packaging Tax’ in 2022. Here, we take a look at the new tax and consider how it could affect certain businesses. Outlining the tax The government wishes to encourage the ‘responsible use of plastic’ amongst UK...

Gearing up for Self-Assessment

Don’t leave it until the last minute, especially in 2020. With only two months left until the 31 January deadline for online returns, self-assessment is very much on our minds. There’s a first flurry of activity around the deadline for paper filing at the end of...

The Case of the Missing Budget

Introduction It’s been an eventful few years in British politics, but 2019 has been something else again with one jolt after another. The 29 March deadline for the UK to leave the EU was extended to 31 October and then again until 31 January 2020. Boris Johnson...

Record Number of Estates Paying Inheritance Tax

A record amount of estates paid inheritance tax in 2016/17, according to government figures. More than 28,100 estates were liable for death duties in 2016/17 – a new high for the number of estates charged. The latest figure represented a 15% rise on the previous...