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<h1 class="entry-title">Author: <span class="vcard">Jamie Bell</span></h1>

Business Rate Relief for charities

Business rates is charged on most non-domestic premises, including most commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. Charities and not-for-profit organisations can get up to a 100% reduction in their business rates. The relief is also available to Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs). The reduction is made up of a mandatory 80% […]

Pension reforms continue

Major pension reforms came into effect on 6 April 2015. Savers have already taken advantage of the pension freedoms to access over £6 billion from their pension pots. Since April this year, over 159,000 people have accessed over £1.7 billion in this way. The pension rules allow, those aged 55 and over new opportunities to access […]

National Insurance Contributions case

The First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) recently considered a case which examined National Insurance Contributions from as far back as 1971. In this case, the appellant appealed against a decision by HMRC that she had made an election that allowed her to make National Insurance Contributions at a reduced (nil) rate. The appellant argued that she had made […]

10 Aug

Changing landscape for non-doms

From April 2017, new rules are set to be introduced that will significantly change the circumstances under which non domiciled (non-dom) status can be claimed by those that are UK tax resident. The changes will affect those who have lived in the UK for the last 15 years or more and who seek to claim […]