Posted 22 Jan, 2018 | By Chris Page

It’s freezing out there!

Firstly, I apologise… this year I said to myself that I would try make my blogs more interesting… now I find myself writing about the freezing of indexation relief. Anyway, I shall carry on as it will affect a great deal of those that were hoping to benefit from a property company structure. The Autumn Budget included changes to how gains are calculated, including the freezing of ‘indexation’ from this month. To recap; indexation is a tax relief which means that gains are…

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Posted 08 Jan, 2018 | By Chris Page

Happy New Year…

Quick question; how long are you supposed to keep saying Happy New Year for? Answers on a postcard please. So, where did 2017 go?? Another year seems to have flown by in the space of what seems about five months. December, in particular, seemed to be a blur (Christmas parties mainly to blame). It was, however, the month when some progress was – finally – made in the Brexit negotiations. It was also the month when Scotland used its tax-raising…

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Posted 06 Dec, 2017 | By Chris Page

Golf, anyone?

Happy December one and all, lets see what last month brought us… November was a relatively disappointing month for world stock markets, with the majority of the markets we look at losing ground in the month. However, the largest fall was just 3% so there were no real disasters. Pride of place went to the Dow Jones index in the US, which was up by 4% in the month as the President toured the Far East, intent on doing ever…

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Posted 17 Nov, 2017 | By Chris Page

What will be in the Autumn Budget?

Following the final ‘Spring Budget’ delivered earlier this year; the Chancellor Philip Hammond is now set to deliver his second budget, which is indeed the first ‘Autumn Budget’ (please don’t ask me why this has all been changed). Mr. Hammond’s speech on the 22nd November follows an underwhelming performance at the Conservative Party Conference last month, as well as delivering the first major set of financial plans from Theresa May’s new look government. So, what can we expect? Reports indicate…

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