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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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Not sure it's supposed to work this way...

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise in tax boycott over HSBC scandal Actor says he and his wife refuse to pay ‘a penny more’ until tax evaders...…

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That pension idea again

This has been suggested before.

If MPs are suggesting it out loud, it might be deliberately to test opinion before it's put into a...

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Case for cheaper beer?

Incontrovertible, really!

Budget 2015 - new report adds weight to call for a cut in beer duty, as 870,000 jobs depend on beer and pubs There is growing...…

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Pension changes

The new rules about pension schemes are so good that pension schemes have gone from being a good idea to being so good they are a...

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Turning your bright idea into a business

Even experienced entrepreneurs with solid track records can struggle to get a good idea off the ground. Interesting read.

the journey between having a good idea and creating a commercially viable product can be long, bumpy and costly: half of UK startups fail...…

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Annual Investment Allowance makes a difference

The increased allowance for plant and machinery was presumably supposed to incentivise spending on equipment. It seems to have worked,...

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Charity fraud case

A fraud was reportedly identified when a supplier complained about late payment. Could accounting controls, such as regular supplier...

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Is this "commitment to Britain" or dodging tax?

Boris Johnson was quite surprised to find that he had a US tax liability on the sale of a UK property, as a result of his dual...

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Labour and tax avoidance

Included in various comments about stamping out avoidance is a question about Ed Milliband who may have used a Deed of Variation to avoid...

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How the tax burden is spread

I'm not saying whether this is good or bad, just noting it

Britain's highest earners pay a quarter of nation's income tax New figures published by HMRC show that the proportion of the...…

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More pension changes on the way?

Pension contributions are an important part of tax planning. This is an interesting proposal which will be good for some but not for...

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An unexpected consequence of the Mansion Tax?

Remember, we haven't got the Mansion Tax yet, and maybe we never will. But if we do, then maybe even God will have to pay it!

Labour mansion tax may pose threat to bishops’ palaces

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Why impact measurement is all about power & money

Great piece from last summer about the pros and cons of impact measurement in not for profit activities - great if done carefully;...

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Quiz: Which funding route is best for your business?

A very tongue in cheek style quiz, but having done a few dummy runs for my existing clients, the results are surprisingly accurate.

A raft of exciting, modern funding routes now complements the range of traditional options. But as ever with additional choice, it’s easy...…

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As Valentine's Day approaches...

... people should take tax considerations into account when considering marriage.

All you need is love, but marry if money is crucial There are serious financial benefits to tying the knot

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Content Marketing without the Content

When it comes to content marketing, you can aggregate or hire ghostwriters as much as you want, nothing will be ever quite as good as...

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Late filing penalties to change?

Except that if they waive penalties for being "a day or two" late then in effect the filing deadline simply moves! Not sure how else...

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More tax-dodging allegations

This time the Solicitor General

Solicitor General Robert Buckland denies tax claims Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC has denied attempting to avoid tax after...…

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Bitcoin income for charities - free guide

I have to confess that I haven't started to get my head around accounting for bitcoins - yet...

Two Bitcoin organisations have launched a website to promote the use of the digital currency to charities and other non-profit...…

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Tax advice or tax avoidance?

The distinction between tax planning and tax avoidance is unclear at best. It's not getting clearer.

MPs demand state regulation of tax advice industry MPs have called for greater regulation of the tax advice industry after accusing a...…

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Some tax to pay?

Starbucks is making profits at last, which presumably means it will start paying tax it actually owes (rather than voulntary donations...

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Not exactly good publicity

David Cameron has made it clear he doesn't like tax avoidance. But I guess his wife is her own person...

Smythson, the leather goods and luxury stationery firm that employs Samantha Cameron as a consultant, is based in a tax haven. The...…

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Calendar app inserts 'pirate' events into diaries of users who haven't paid for the app

Seems like a rational and fun approach to people illegally downloading apps for free.

As a developer, what should you do if 85% of the people using your calendar app have pirated it? If you’re Jack Underwood, you give them...…

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50% of seed-stage deals to be raised through crowd funding platforms

Another day, another conversation about crowdfunding. This trend is getting hard to ignore.

Crowd funding has gathered momentum in the equity investment landscape over the past few years. These web-based, (usually) public funding...…

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Proposed charity audit threshold increase to £1m

I understand the thought process behind this, but would suggest that the independent examination regime needs revision, to ensure...

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Sometimes HMRC get it wrong!

At least they were offering to let him pay in 5 instalments!

Pensioner hit with £4.7bn tax bill - in error 'They must think I'm a footballer or something', says pensioner asked to pay five...…

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