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Budget March 2017: Tax squeeze to continue

The Government has in recent years increased the amount of tax raised by targeting certain sectors. Landlords have been particularly hit in recent years with restrictions on loan interest relief and certain expenses not being able to be offset against rental income. The extra 3% on Stamp Duty Land Tax on buying an additional property… Read More

Budget 2017: Levelling the tax playing field

The Chancellor announced the introduction of measures from April 2018 to tackle the discrepancy between the tax and NIC paid by individuals who are employed, self employed and an employed worker who operates via their own limited company. From April 2018 self employed workers will see a 1% increase in NIC to 10%. This will… Read More

The Ogden rate – what is it and how does it influence insurance premiums?

Not many people outside of the legal and insurance sectors will be familiar with the Ogden rate, not least because it hasn’t changed since 2001 and not therefore been worthy of much press attention. We are all aware however of the prevalence of personal injury claims, and their knock on effect to insurance premiums. The… Read More

Growth Spurt February 2017: Getting things done as a leader…

In this series of snippets we distil our regular Growth Academy half-day workshops down into their essential elements and learning points. A strategic prompt for the Academy members who were there, and a taster of what you missed if you weren’t… Date: 21 February 2017 Key focus: Getting things done as a leader in 2017… Read More