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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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Lifetime of paying tax

(Of course, this doesn't say what value the benefits are that you get back)

BRITISH families pay almost three-quarters of a million pounds each in tax over the course of a lifetime, according to new research. ...…

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HMRC is watching you

Those electronic "ripples" you cause when you get involved in online transactions will potentially be picked up by HMRC

Revenue & Customs goes online to tax the sharing economy Revenue & Customs plans to raise nearly £1bn of extra tax by 2021 using new...…

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More pension changes on the way?

The rules seem to change every year. Looks like they may change again.

We'd often advise 40% taxpayers to make pension contributions...

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EU anti-discrimination rules kick in

(Actually, I don't think it's the EU, but the EEA, which is slightly different.)

Some UK tax rules have been outlawed because they...

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Have you used Passle?

AccountingWeb are calling for user experiences of this social media tool

Passle (pronounced pass-ul) was recently described on AccountingWEB blog by Fran Kidd as “a micro blogging portal designed to help...…

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National Insurance's days are numbered?

A lot of tax planning of businesses is actually about National Insurance planning, so getting rid of it would make that planning redundant

Is this the end of National Insurance? George Osborne, the Chancellor, is considering historic plans to merge Income Tax with...…

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IR35 gets update

IR35, which taxes "self-employed" contractors who use service companies as if they were employees, hasn't been very successful. So they...

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Benefits of AIM

A reminder of the tax benefits of AIM investments — not saying those tax breaks should be there, just noting that they are there

Age before duty works in favour of veteran groups and backers Aim’s 20th birthday in June was met with as many boos as cheers. The...…

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Deeds of Variation

In March, the Chancellor said he'd look at Deeds of Variation — rewriting a Will after death, often to save tax. I thought he was only...

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More on buy-to-let

Apparently there are specialist buy-to-let lenders, and changes to the tax deduction for interest could impact on them badly.

I guess...

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Problems of the rich

Here's a test of your sympathy. A rich man's rich kids aren't being grateful enough!

Tycoon loses £12m home trying to avoid tax

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Brave?

That's what the Sunday Times called it, but it will have upset a lot of property investors

Osborne’s brave move for housing fairness The chancellor’s plan to cut landlord tax subsidies will open the door to more first-time...…

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'Humanizing' accountants websites

I like the thought process in this piece, the thought process is that accountants websites should demonstrate the talent of the people...

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Critchleys Senior Tax Manager comments on the Summer Budget 2015

Oxford tax adviser Paul Woodward praised the lowering of the corporation tax from the current 20 per cent rate to 19 per cent in 2017 and...…

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Unintended consequences?

Surely, only a cynic would think that the pension rules were changed to encourage people to draw their pensions faster, and thus pay...

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Internal audit helping to improve corporate culture

Although this piece is about the financial services code launched in 2013, its good to see Internal audit in headlines of the...

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Budget July 2015: BBC editors on what to expect

On Wednesday 8 July, Chancellor George Osborne will present the Budget to parliament, just under four months after his previous election...…

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Don't do as I do...

Nice to have a job that's tax-free, but then telling people they aren't paying enough tax doesn't go down well

Christine Lagarde attack on Greece backfires as she pays no tax Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund managing director who...…

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Welfare statistics

This is quite interesting, although I've not been able to look deeper into the figures to see if it's not quite as simple as they say.

Half of households receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes The Office for National Statistics reveals that more than 13...…

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Only a week to go...

... and we've got the second Budget of the year, and so of course we've got speculation about what George Osborne will do and (perhaps...

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