Four Taxes on Pension Death Benefits

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Do you know what will happen to your pension pot when you pass away? Understanding the tax rules as a pension holder is crucial for your beneficiaries (those who will inherit). There are four different types of taxes that can apply to pension death benefits: If you’re looking for help with your pension and later-life…

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Pool Cars – Benefits and Tax Traps

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Are you a business considering the use of pool cars for your employees? Pool cars can provide numerous benefits, such as cost savings, increased efficiency, and improved flexibility. However, it’s essential to understand the tax implications associated with pool cars to ensure compliance and make informed financial decisions. In this post, we’ll explore the key…

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New Increase to Statutory Legacy on Intestacy

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From July 26th (2023), the government has confirmed an increase to the Statutory Legacy on intestacy, from £270,000 to £322,000 (fixed net sum). When someone who has children passes away without a Will (otherwise known as “intestate”), this is the value of personal possessions that the surviving spouse or civil partner is entitled to first,…

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Save Inheritance Tax with Business Property Relief (BPR)

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Have you considered Business Property Relief (BPR) in your Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning? BPR allows you to claim IHT relief of either 50% or 100% on the value of your business or its assets, including qualifying shares. These can be passed on either while you’re alive, or as part of your Will. In this article,…

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Inheritance Tax (IHT) Receipts by HMRC Up 18% Since 2022

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HMRC has released data that Inheritance Tax (IHT) receipts have increased by 18% in January 2023, compared to the financial year prior – currently, receipts are at £5.9 billion, which is £900 million higher than last year. This increase has been driven by HMRC targeting high-value estates, the increase in house prices from 2020-2022, and…

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HMRC Chases 4,300 Influencers and Content Creators Over Tax


To keep up with the rapid expansion of the digital economy, HMRC is chasing thousands of influencers and content creators, including gamers and retailers, for taxes that haven’t been paid on income or gifts received online. This includes people who earn money in exchange for product promotion, as well as those who are paid by…

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Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) Re-Launched for SMEs


The Recovery Loan Scheme has entered a new phase to provide SMEs with easy access to finance to invest in their business’s growth. This revised scheme is planned to run until 2024, has replaced CBILS and Bounce Back Loans, and is still open to eligible businesses that have already taken out government-backed finance. For most,…

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Can’t Repay Your Company’s Bounce Back Loan? See The Options

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The government introduced the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) – with emergency finance of up to £50,000 without a personal guarantee* – to support eligible businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic. However, since the 12-month payment holiday ended, many companies have experienced cash flow issues, and have been unable make the monthly repayments. If this sounds…

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School Fees Tax Planning Guide

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A private school education is an investment into your children’s (or grandchildren’s) future, but comes at a significant cost. According to the Independent Schools Council (ISC), the average fee per term was £5,064 in 2021, which equates to over £15,000 per year – and this is only set to increase as time goes on. With…

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Tax Guide for Content Creators and Social Media Influencers

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Introduction Are you a digital entrepreneur who’s unsure about their tax responsibilities? Whether your hobby is vlogging, blogging, reviewing, or streaming, if you earn money (e.g., royalties and advertising fees) or receive gifts (e.g., products, holidays, or accommodation) from it, then HMRC could class you as having taxable income, and require you to submit a…

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