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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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This is scary and quite unreasonable

Tax evasion is illegal. Tax avoidance is all about using tax laws to save tax — sure, it often uses the rules in ways that weren't...

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Charity exemption for trading subsidiaries continues

There were concerns prior to the budget that charities would be caught by the Diverted Profits Tax (aka the "Google tax"). This...

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VAT Rise - further news

Further to the Pre-election comments made about VAT rises made yesterday - David Cameron has ruled out a VAT rise during Prime...

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No excuse regarding minimum wage?

Actually, it's not always that simple. Some employers provide employees with benefits as part of their remuneration packages. The...

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VAT Rate Rise

In my Budget Seminar presentation last week I reported Ed Milliband's comments in respect of the likelihood of a VAT rise. Labour have...

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Good news for Mozart!

The new proposed relief for orchestras was originally drafted to insist that you had to have strings, brass, woodwind and percussion or...

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Tax evasion — new penalties

Note that this is about tax evasion, and not avoidance. They aren't the same, even though they are often referred to together. The...

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Deeds of variation

The trick is to get Wills right, so you don't need Deeds of Variation. So, actually, if they change the rules to make Deeds of...

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Like a Rolling Stone

Further to my Budget Presentation this morning - I thought I would highlight the following article in respect of Mr Cameron seeking to...

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Changes to Entrepreneurs Relief

Changes to Entrepreneurs Relief to make sure only those selling genuine stakes in businesses claim relief. Not yet clear what this...

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Low corporation tax

A single new CT rate of 20% But when will the tax be collected? Large companies pay in advance. Is this a stealth move towards this for...

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Death of the Tax Return

An attempt by government to make filing Tax Returns simpler and quicker for small business owners.

There will be a lot of worried...

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Is £1m enough?

Is a pension fund of £1m enough to provide a decent pension?

Chancellor reduces the lifetime pension allowance to £1m from £1.25m,...

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7 questions for George

Our national budget is complex - budget announcements seem to apply to everyone and no one all at the same time. As a business owner...

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2015 Budget Live @ Critchleys

Here's the Clareon and Critchleys team live blogging during the Chancellor's 2015 Budget Speech...

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The end of the tax return?

Well, not quite! People will still have to submit their tax information. Most tax returns are now done electronically, which means there...

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Budget leak — Inheritance Tax changes?

If I wanted to design a way to maintain the North South divide, I think this is the way I would to it

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Fines for Auto Enrolment start to bite ...

Many small employers ignored the rules about stakeholder pensions but the Pensions Regulator has teeth this time and intends to use...

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Osborne's pension reforms

This weekend's press highlighted the proposed pension changes which will see the end to restrictions on the sale of pension annuities.

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The taxman's taste in music

There are plans for a new tax relief for orchestral works. Except that the definitions are quite restrictive, and a lot of the...

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How to sell your business

Interesting article from the Guardian Small Business Network with some useful tips. I would add that engaging advisors when you start...

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Budget Live

Follow our Budget Live Passle for a live feed of comments on the 2015 Budget announcement from our experts plus legal insights from...

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Tax evaders beware!

HMRC don't just want back taxes but some prosecutions as well.

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Raising the 40% threshold?

George Osborne reckoned people aspire to be 40% taxpayers, and they are pleased to have to pay it. But no-one believed that rubbish,...

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Charity insolvency case - Beatbullying Group

A report has been published on the insolvency of a national charity last year. The key element was about a lack of reserves so...

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Maybe it'll be a lively Budget

It seems that there may be a clash between Lib Dem and Conservative views in what will go into the Budget (no surprise there!).

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Budget seminar

19 March Said Business School. Be there?

Critchleys annual post-Budget seminar is held the morning after the UK Budget announcement. We provide a summary of the tax, VAT and...…

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Fairness in tax

That would be nice! But what counts as "fair" is somewhat subjective

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More about pensions

Upper levels of pension relief may be restricted. See the Budget and what is proposed

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Pre Budget News: Charities ask for VAT rebate

It will be interesting to see the details in this year's Budget in respect of VAT rebates for Hospices, Air Ambulances and Search and...

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The government launches its "Pension Wise" free advice website.

Unfortunately, this long awaited website doesn't seem to be as good as the government had hoped. With the changes to pensions only 6...

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Are more changes to the non-dom regime on the cards?

The madness of King George III’s non-dom tax system This egregious situation lets the wealthiest enjoy privileges without paying their...…

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