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The Spring Budget 2020 – an update!

Since the sudden resignation of Sajid Javid and appointment of Rishi Sunak, there was speculation that the Spring Budget 2020 would be delayed beyond 11th March. Surely Sunak couldn’t pull together his first Budget in just a few weeks? Despite the comments from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps that appeared to suggest Sunak may want more […]

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What are the new Capital Gains Tax Rules?

The capital gains tax rules are changing in April 2020, with the changes being described as ‘seismic’. In this episode we take you through those changes, the impact they may have on you, and why you’ll need to be really careful not to get caught out! Timing will be very important. (Transcript below.) Transcript: Hi, […]

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Sajid Javid replaced as Chancellor in Reshuffle

With less than a month to go before his first Budget speech, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has replaced Sajid Javid as Chancellor. Rishi Sunak takes over with just a few weeks to go before the planned 11th March Budget. The shock element of yesterday’s reshuffle was allegedly a result of building tensions between Number 10 […]

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National Living Wage to rise

New rates for the hourly national living wage have been announced, and will come into effect on the 1st April 2020. For over 25’s the hourly rate will increase from £8.21 to £8.72, an increase of 6.2%. The minimum wage rates for under 25s will also rise with 21 – 24 year olds receiving a 6.5% […]

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Entrepreneur’s Relief may be changing!

Both political parties mentioned Entrepreneur’s Relief during the recent election, so it’s likely that the forthcoming Budget will include some changes.  If you’re thinking of selling or liquidating your business or business assets, it may be advisable to consider the chance of changes to this relief coming sooner rather than later. Labour wanted to remove […]

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Sonos seeks forgiveness…

Sonos has been a leader in the world of wireless speakers and smart music for many years. Its speakers work together to form a seamless sound solution throughout the home. Though desirable, they are not cheap, so the announcement last week that many of the legacy models will no longer receive updates was met with […]

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