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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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Who would be a charity trustee?

This isn't just a consultation. I think the Charity Commission wants to reinforce and remind trustees about their duties and...

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Crowd funders slay dragons

Interesting stats from Beauhurst that remind us there's no 'one size fits all' approach to seed finance.

Crowd funders slay dragons Angel network investment in UK growing companies falls off as alternative financing pulls in the crowds ...…

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HMRC put the frighteners on

HMRC have produced the following to try to discourage people from signing up to tax avoidance schemes

Ten things you need to know about tax avoidance HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) today issued a list of ‘10 things a tax avoidance scheme...…

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Tax statement

I'm not saying this is right. I'm not saying I agree with it (in fact I haven't checked the assumptions). But it's an interesting...

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Private education now under attack

Interesting that the Labour politician proposing this was privately educated.

Private schools would be stripped of £700 million in tax breaks if Labour is elected, under plans being drawn up by Ed Miliband. ...…

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Company cars

I still think the answer is to have a company van!

The case for company cars Is it better to provide employees with company cars or reimburse them for using their own vehicle? Tim...…

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Someone upset by Inheritance Tax

I've never understood it, but Inheritance Tax seems to generate much more hostility than other taxes.

But he's spotted that if you...

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Boris Johnson may be a tax dodger now

Boris is simply refusing to pay some tax that's strictly due. Only it's American tax, and so no-one in the UK minds!

Boris Johnson could be hit with six-figure tax bill The Mayor of London could face a tax bill of over £100,000 in America ...…

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Banking turns you dishonest!

What this report seems to say is that bankers are as honest as everyone, until they start thinking about banking, and then it turns...

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Russia tightens its rules on tax avoidance

What worries me is that, to get round the new rules, Russians might migrate to the UK. It makes it sound like our rules are too lax.

Russian tax law aims to coax businesses back home Russia has moved to flush its companies and wealthy citizens out of foreign refuges by...…

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More tax-dodging clamped down on

Remember: tax avoidance is legal (whether it's ethical or not is another matter); tax evasion is illegal. Sometimes the terms are...

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Tax dodgers beware!

It looks like they are getting better at catching tax evaders

HMRC personal tax investigations bring in record haul Increased scrutiny of residential landlords and online traders has delivered a...…

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More poorly-considered ranting...

A Labour plan to fine tax abusers sounds good. Except how do you know if you're doing something HMRC will consider is abusive? It's nto...

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Are tax cuts affordable?

Promises of tax cuts are a simple bribe to electors, who often don't think through the implications very far. Maybe the electorate...

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Brilliantly vague!

What an amusing way of avoiding promising anything

UK Opposition Leader Hints At Return Of 50 Percent Tax Rate Labour leader Ed Miliband has said that he cannot "in all conscience" say...…

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Oxfordshire Venus Awards

Looking forward to supporting our contacts at Friday's Venus Awards: Lorraine Frost, Catherine Morgan, Placi Espejo plus all the other...

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Compromise with the Germans

Our generous patent tax regime may have been a bit too generous, but it looks like we've compromised

UK and Germany reach compromise over patent box tax break George Osborne is set to rein in one of his flagship policies after settling a...…

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Fair enough!

If you want to inherit from your parents, you may have to be nice to them!

Woman who disowned mother fails in claim on estate A woman who wrote to her mother formally disowning her and wishing her dead has...…

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FE Colleges-Potential VAT reclaim Opportunity

Any college where students provide catering, hairdressing, car servicing, performing arts productions, etc. to the general public...

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Pension funds and avoidance

Unions are asking pension funds to get tough with tax avoiders in which they invest. I'm not sure why pension funds would care —...

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New charity annual return questions

The Charity Commission has published information about additional questions for the 2015 annual return. Information on income from the...

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Was Tony Benn a tax avoider?

What I'd regard as routine advice, but nevertheless tax planning

Tony Benn's inheritance tax dodge: how it works (and how you can use it too) The former Labour minister left an estate worth £5m to...…

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How to fund a tax break

Charities tend to get a raw deal on VAT. So the news that the Government will fund the VAT due on sales of the ceramic poppies is...

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If you think UK VAT returns are a chore...

The EU wants to harmonise the format of VAT returns. Unfortunately, there's a fundamental difference in approach. The UK, along with...

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The French are after us again!

Property is easy to clobber when you are after raising taxes. It seems like the French have worked this one out!

Britons face tax hike on coveted French second homes France to add extra 20 per cent onto "taxe d'habitation" on second homes in...…

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