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A potential emergency Budget in the context of a no-deal Brexit, and how it may affect SMEs

With no-deal Brexit looming large, the UK’s Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for Chancellor Sajid Javid to propose an emergency budget to counter the threat of the uncertainty lying ahead. According to the FSB, this emergency Budget is crucial considering the current situation of a continually falling sterling and the likelihood of no-deal.[…] Read more »

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Calm before the storm? Financial Updates for July/August 2019

As the new government take shape, the latest July round of updates to our Key Guides are available, with the latest guidance from HMRC on Making Tax Digital for VAT, recommendations from the Office of Tax Simplification on the reform of inheritance tax and implications from recent IR35 employment status tribunal rulings.

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Finding the right balance: main theme of Financial Update, summer 2019

Several articles in the press over last few months have highlighted the impact of the ongoing uncertainly around Brexit not only on businesses, but also individuals. Alongside the daily stresses of work and family, we’ve all had to contend with the rollercoaster of deadlines and votes, whatever our feelings on the outcome. Finding a balance[…] Read more »

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Philip Hammond’s concise Spring Statement in the eye of Brexit storm

The Chancellor rose in a parliament preoccupied with the ongoing Brexit drama to deliver a Spring Statement on the state of the economy. Mr Hammond made clear some while ago that he wanted his Spring Statement to be a short financial briefing and he stuck to a no-frills script. There were no new tax measures[…] Read more »

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Payroll Update for New Tax Year 2019

As the new tax year is fast approaching, various changes to payroll regulations will soon come into effect. How well-prepared are you to be compliant with these changes? To help you better plan for your payroll management before the year end, DTE Payroll Manager  Sarah Nicholson and Senior Payroll Administrator Andrew Morilla have collated a must-read document providing helpful[…] Read more »

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Tax Year-end Planning Tips for Individuals

With the end of the tax year on 5 April fast approaching, now is the time to review your tax position. Is there anything you can do to reduce your tax bill(s) for this year? To help you better plan for your tax before the year end, DTE Tax Partner George Lovell, together with our team[…] Read more »

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Key changes affecting your personal taxes in Budget 2018 [Infographic]

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Budget 2018: a summary of key points

The end to austerity takes shape   Despite widespread predictions of potential tax rises and relief cuts, the Chancellor was able to deliver a Budget, on the back of the latest Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts, which continued the Government’s end of austerity message. The Chancellor sought to throw a lifeline to the high street[…] Read more »

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Eyes on the Horizon

We have entered the 2018/19 tax year with, for the first time in years, no new tax changes. This new, and much more relaxed, state of affairs was introduced by the Chancellor, who used his Spring Statement to review forecasts and announce consultations. With the clock ticking on Brexit negotiations, and two full Budgets delivered[…] Read more »

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Seasonal freezes

With much of the country dealing with heavy snow this winter, it seems appropriate that the November Budget had a theme of freezing things. After the controversy and backtracking from his Spring Budget, the Chancellor seems to have ensured that his second effort of the year had a smoother landing. Amongst the high-profile announcements were[…] Read more »

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