July 9, 2015

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Budget Summer 2015 – The new dividend tax surprise

On one level, this was perhaps the biggest surprise in the Budget and yet, on another level, we should probably be surprised that something like this hasn’t been introduced long ago. There has been a benign system of taxation of dividends for as long as I can remember, which has led to the incorporation of… Read More

Budget Summer 2015 – Brian Jukes’ Budget Musings

Well there were a few bombshells in that Budget! As is typical of the first Budget of a new government, as much bad news was thrown in as the Chancellor dared, hoping that we will all have forgotten by the time the next election comes around. Looking at the various tax raising and welfare saving… Read More

Budget Summer 2015 – The highlights

George Osborne presented the new Government’s first Budget of this Parliament on Wednesday 8 July 2015. This was the first Conservative Budget for 19 years and set out plans for the next five years ‘to keep moving us from a low wage, high tax, high welfare economy; to the higher wage, lower welfare country we… Read More

Budget Summer 2015 – IHT threshold increased to £1M

Inheritance tax threshold increased to £1M, this is one of the headlines from yesterday’s Budget and appears to achieve a Pre-election pledge. What are the rules now? IHT is currently charged at a rate of 40% on the value of an estate above the tax free threshold which is currently £325,000 per person. This £325,000… Read More

C&W Showcase event at The Shard – June 2015

Dafferns partner Martin Gibbs, the current CW First chair and a member of the C&W Champions Placeboard was one of the home team hosts representing Coventry and Warwickshire at the prestigious CWShard Showcase event in June. Full details of the Coventry and Warwickshire Showcase event can be found on the Champions website