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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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I wonder if HMRC will see this?

I imagine it's harder to hide a mansion or a swimming pool in the UK!

Argentina uses drones to root out wealthy tax evaders Drones deployed by tax inspectors near Buenos Aires found 200 mansions and...…

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Heard this one before?

This sounds good, but I bet the clever people at Google and Microsoft will find an easy way round any changes.

Osborne plans crackdown on tech groups with new anti-avoidance rules Technology companies “that go to extraordinary lengths” to cut...…

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Welcome pension news

Well, George Osborne has already announced this. Even more reason for making pension contributions.

Gov't to abolish 55% pensions death tax The government is to abolish the 55% pensions death tax charge,...…

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The wages of sin

They are talking about raising "sin taxes" again. Here's an interesting article from last year saying why we shouldn't — it's the poor...

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VAT Equality Day

While this is abuot VAT (and I don't do VAT), it's also about food (which I do do!).

VAT Equality Day Knowing that Wednesday 24 September was ‘Tax Equality Day’ I popped into a local participant which was advertising a...…

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Subsidised self-employed?

I think many self-employed people would be surprised to be considered "subsidised" by employees, bearing in mind they lack a lot of the...

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Follow up from referendum

The sooner we can move on the better

Scottish referendum: Queen urges referendum 'respect' The Queen has said she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual...…

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Possibly more tax incentives

More and more the tax system is being used to do a lot more than just collect tax. It's being used for social engineering too —...

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Is it time to embrace the cloud?

More and more of our small business clients are making the change from Excel or manual cashbooks to web based bookkeeping packages.

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The latest Corporate Governance guidance

Here is the latest update to the Corporate Governance Code which applies to listed companies. The revised Code seeks more clarity on...

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IHT

Yes, but married couples can leave their children £650,000 before IHT is due.

Paying inheritance tax is now the norm for bereaved families in the south east, new figures show, as the average cost of a home has...…

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New idea for motorists

Is this Boris trying to raise his profile, or is it a sensible idea?

Boris would scrap tax and duty to charge motorists by the mile Motorists would be penalised for driving in the rush hour under...…

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Mansion tax

I'm not sure, but I'd have thought that deterring wealthy investors might seem quite a good thing in a city where housing is more and...

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I've not been invited

Thanks to HMRC?

Thanksgiving service will celebrate work of HMRC HMRC is inviting guests to a special thanksgiving service ‘to celebrate the work of...…

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Nothing new in principle ...

... but it does no harm to be reminded

If you make money online, whether it's through eBay, AirB&B, Facebook or Etsy, you could be required to pay tax on your earnings. ...…

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Barclays Bank is to introduce "finger-vein ID"

A welcome innovation, perhaps the bank card will become obsolete in due course also. Not sure what t would I do with all the spare...

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It's tough at the top

Owners of £2m+ properties are having a hard time because of tax changes.

UK’s prime housing market hit by tax changes Tax rises on high-value properties, along with the prospect of a “mansion tax” and the...…

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Flipping property

You can save tax on a property by changing its status

Exclusive: Second home owners ‘flip’ properties to become 'commercial' premises to avoid rates Owners of second home have saved...…

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Helpful concession

Helping out a family member when they have tax issues isn't always as easy as you'd hope because HMRC have restrictions on taxpayer...

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The best smartphone you can('t) buy today

So if you look on any of the popular consumer technology websites, you will be able to find numrous articles on;

'The best 10...

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They're going to tax Bitcoins

I'm not sure I really understand Bitcoins, and I bet the Government doesn't either, but that won't stop them trying to tax them.

UK Chancellor to Outline Bitcoin Measures in Budget 2015 A spokesman for the UK Treasury revealed for CCN that a study was being...…

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New Corporate Governance Code due this month

The latest revisions to the Corporate Governance Code are due later this month. Executive remuneration is also in the spotlight for...

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Help for start-ups?

The Government is wanting to reconsider venture capital tax reliefs, as perhaps they are not hitting their targets. However, an adviser...

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Marketing fintech startups

This is great first hand (and very obviously hard won) experience about the different ways a fintech startup can go about marketing...

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Another clash with Europe in the making?

There is still talk of a Financial Transactions Tax, and clearly it would hit The City.

Call it whatever you like, but a financial transaction tax is bad news. You really would have thought that Europe’s finance...…

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Apologies for avoiding tax

Avoiding tax is legal, but it comes with bad press when you get exposed, which is especially tough if your scheme didn't work. Gary...

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Do psychopaths run the banking industry?

The term "psychopath" is often misused, but there are certain character traits they have which apparently are common in those working...

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New tax relief

... for Theatre productions

Chancellor visited Theatre Royal in Brighton to launch theatre tax relief as new productions announced. The Chancellor of the...…

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More electoral promises

Fairness is tax is somewhat subjective. Here is the Lib Dem version of it.

UK Lib Dems Plan Trio Of Wealth Taxes The UK Liberal Democrats' 2015 election manifesto will include a trio of new wealth...…

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Tax for health costs

"Hypothecation" — earmarking certain tax revenues for a particular purpose — is something that politicians have tended to avoid. It's...

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