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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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But To Let restrictions

Not only are tax changes making Buy To Let harder but also it is possible lenders may find it harder to lend money to landlords.

Banks fear the buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage market could be hit with new restrictions if the Bank of England cracks down on risks in the...…

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Alternative ways to invest in the property market?

With the changing rules on stamp duty for second properties, have you considered all of your options for investing?

Would-be landlords who don’t want to stump up for extra stamp duty are looking for alternative ways to invest in Britain’s booming...…

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Happy Lancashire Day

Nothing to do with tax for a change, but for those fellow Lancastrians out there, in case you didn't know (and I bet you did!), today is...

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Slightly dull, but not upsetting

There were so many possible changes in the Autumn Statement, but they didn't happen. Which may be just as well.

In this year’s Autumn Statement, George Osborne, the chancellor, made headlines by climbing down on planned cuts to family tax credits...…

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Taxing multinationals

Sounds like a simple solution.

Hang, on, what if you are a small business and you make a small amount of overseas sales? would you have to...

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Charities & effectiveness

The cross examination of Kids Company by the media is going to continue for some time. This article reports on the interviews of Public...

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Auto-enrolment

With the staging dates for small businesses to sign up to auto-enrolment coming up, have you considered your options?

Britain is ‘on the cusp’ of the biggest test of new rules requiring firms to automatically enrol employees into workplace pensions as...…

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Inevitable...

Changing tax rules, but giving people time to plan for the changes, means some inevitable and foreseeable consequences. Here are the...

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New Finance Act

The changes that were proposed in the summer Budget received Royal Assent (ie became law) yesterday.

Latest news on the Finance Act 2015 Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 18...…

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Workplace bullying is on the increase ...

Do you have the time and know-how to deal with a complaint of bullying in your business?

Bullying in the workplace is growing, with many people too afraid to speak up about it, according to the conciliation service, Acas.Over...…

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Is your company's Christmas party tax deductible?

With Christmas fast approaching, here is a brief summary on the tax rules if a company holds an event for its staff

There is no specific allowance for a ‘Christmas party’ as such, however HMRC does provide limited tax relief for the cost of holding an...…

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Self assessment

With the January deadline fast approaching, a great Christmas present to give your accountant is a lovely set of books and records!

If you’re running a small business, you’re probably now facing the prospect of completing and filing a self-assessment tax return. ...…

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Salary or Dividend?

The new tax legislation being introduced from 6 April 2016 will have a big impact on tax free income.

tax free income is reduced from £35,060 in 2015/16 (min salary of 8,060 plus net tax free dividend of £27,000) to only 16,000 in 2016/17...…

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G20 address tax issues

Among other issues for the G20 meeting in Antalya is tax and international tax avoidance and evasion.

Tax transparency There should be an ambitions agreement to take further global actions to tackle cross border tax avoidance and tax...…

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Another HMRC reorganisation

You won't easily be able to pop into your local tax office, because (unless you live in one of 13 regional centres) you won't have a...

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Dispute over Will

When charities are beneficiaries of Wills (or they think they are) they can sometimes be quite aggressive in pursuing their interests....

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EIS problems

Start-up companies rely on the Enterprise Investment Scheme to get money, but it seems that HMRC are dragging their feet giving tax...

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Let's all do a Starbucks!

The backlash against multinational tax avoidance

Crickhowell: Welsh town moves 'offshore' to avoid tax on local business The Powys tax rebellion, led by traders including the town’s...…

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Petition to change tax on dividends

An interesting read to help stop increasing tax on dividends, a petition worth signing up for if you're an SME.

A campaign to abolish tax on directors’ dividends aims to attract the support of 100,000 business leaders. Around 25,000 people have...…

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Business rates and Tesco

All the complaining in the press about companies which do or don't pay their full share of tax focuses mainly on Corporation Tax. As...

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Common VAT problems

6 common VAT problems and a few simple steps to help avoid these problematic areas

We understand that VAT can cause problems from time to time. And if you're trying to run a business, you certainly don't want to spend...…

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Is the UK "in on it"?

Luxembourg has done some deals with multinationals so that they pay minimal tax. Has any other EU country done the same? Well, the UK...

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How productive are your staff?

Swedish companies are trialling a 6 hour day to increase productivity. Would the 'less is more' philosophy work in your business?

The concept of six hour days is not entirely new in Sweden, although 2015 has seen something of a revival in the idea.

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HMRC criticised again

They don't answer their phones, and their "customer" service is awful. (Are we "customers"? It's not like we buy anything from them.)

Millions of people may have filled in their tax returns incorrectly because HMRC is failing to answer their calls, MPs have warned as...…

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CGT is collecting more

And mainly in the South East

Taxpayers forked out £5.5bn in capital gains tax (CGT) last year, up 43 per cent from £3.4bn the year before, UHY Hacker Young has...…

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Possible pensions storm?

At the moment, they are just "consulting" on possible pension reform. ("Consulting" means they've figured they can change the system and...

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