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Critchleys is an accountancy, financial planning and human resource consultancy firm. Critchleys was founded in Oxford in 1906 and is today placed in the UK's top 100 accountancy and financial planning firms, with a large client base including individuals, trusts, businesses, charities and non profit organisations. Critchleys offers the best of both worlds by combining the expertise of a large firm and the personal service of a local practice.

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Patent Box

Something from a month or so ago — attempts to use the tax system to incentivise innovation are upsetting other European governments.

Osborne's patent box tax break policy likely to divide G20 Chancellor's policy to attract R&D to Britain seen as 'anti-European' by...…

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Debate - the future of the voluntary sector

I picked up a tweet earlier about this series of essays on the future of the voluntary sector and figured it will be worth keeping an...

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How to avoid delusional thinking in start-up growth strategy

I'm seeing a lot of exciting new app start-ups at the moment. This makes an interesting read about the need for luck and magic.

So, you have a consumer internet idea you think could be big. The statistics say you’re are almost surely wrong.

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I could be cynical, but...

... I did wonder if the pension reforms had genration of short-term tax receipts on their agenda. Looks like I may have been right.

Treasury in line for pension tax windfall The UK pension reforms due to be implemented next April will result in a £1.6bn cash windfall...…

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Morality and tax

They don't go together well!

Big charities are losing the public’s trust One in three members of the public has little trust in charities — and the bigger the...…

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I don't get what's wrong here!

So, the company let employees have lots of shares, and got a reduction in its taxable profit (which is what the tax legislation says...

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Scare-mongering?

This isn't as bad as it sounds. If you draw your pension, they may use an emergency tax code, which may collect too much tax up front....

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How the Mansion Tax might work

Well, my house isn't worth £2m, but if it was the new Mansion Tax proposals from Labour would catch it.

Owners could pay up to £30,000 every year under mansion tax plan Owners of properties worth more than £3 million face paying a levy of...…

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Start early

University is possibly getting unaffordable. Will this help?

Children should start saving for university at birth Tax-free savings accounts should be set up for babies to pay for university...…

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The Uncertainty of Measuring Social ROI

Wise words about the underlying objectives for the use of social media and the subsequent measurement of social media. I would add...

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CTG calls for VAT rebate in Autumn Statement

Most Charities get a raw deal on VAT. The usual estimate is that irrecoverable VAT costs charities £1 billion a year.

The Charity Tax Group is urging the government to improve the VAT system for charities in its Autumn Statement, and is calling on the...…

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Tax shortfall

People are suggesting HMRC will get harsher as they try to make up some of the shortfall in taxes

Millions of innocent workers to face 'aggressive' tax collection tactics HMRC, which miscalculated five million tax returns last...…

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Yikes!

Looks like we owe more than we realised!

Just how big is Britain's debt mountain? As the UK's debt and deficit figures undergo yet another revision, what's really going on...…

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Pre-election Giveaway (2)

Picking up on Gerry's earlier post. The Draft Finance Bill will be published on 10 December. Just because there's an Election in May,...

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Pre-election give-away?

Is a rise in the Inheritance Tax threshold a vote-winner? Inheritance Tax doesn't actually collect a lot, and it does generate a...

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Google will soon indicate to users whether your site is mobile-friendly or not

With yesterday's news that Google is currently testing an icon indicating that a website is not mobile-friendly, it feels as though it...

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Introduction to the Passle UK Law Firm Rankings

Welcome to the 2014 Passle Top 200 Rankings. With this research we have attempted to show which law firms have been most effective at...

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Oops, not enough tax

They've overestimated how much tax they'll collect!

The UK is paying the price of its jobs miracle The recession brought less unemployment than feared but the chancellor is feeling the...…

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Common sense wins through

The point about this case is that HMRC were quite happy to argue a very unfair position which was in their favour. Let's remember that...

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Nudge, nudge, wink, wink

The taxman's getting cleverer at getting money off you!

Psychology and 'nudges': Five tricks the taxman uses to make you pay £210m extra We explain the psychological tricks and techniques...…

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You can't rely on HMRC

People assume bills from HMRC are probably right. But it seems they have errors in their figures.

Five million UK workers face uncertainty after tax bills wrongly calculated twice in HMRC blunder Uncertainty for millions as a...…

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Lib Dem tax proposals

There are some quite aggressive ideas here, and entrepreneurs will probably not like them

Liberal Democrats plan CGT increases to pay for tax cuts Nick Clegg has announced plans to increase capital gains tax for higher...…

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The morality of tax

In tax, morality is often more to do with good and bad PR

Tax advice has moral aspect, says PwC chairman The chairman of the world’s largest tax practice says tax advice has a moral dimension...…

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Electioneering continues

Tax issues are likely to be a major factor in the campaign leading up to the next election

We will cut taxes before balancing budget, says Cameron Tax cuts promised by the Conservatives would be introduced in within three...…

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The shooting has started!

Ready for next year's election, the tax giveaways are being lined up. Sadly, the electorate usually seems to fall for short-term bribery!

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Two steps forwards, one step back?

As Microsoft reveals its next release of Windows, taking us straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10, the move seems to recover a lot of...

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