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In the March budget the Chancellor announced he would be freezing all tax allowances and thresholds from 2021/22 until 2026, but there were some pre planned changes coming in anyway. The changes are detailed below: Income Tax 2020/21 2021/22 Personal Allowance £12,500 £12,570 Basic Rate Tax (20%) Up to £37,500 Up to £37,700 Higher Rate …

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Following the 2021 Budget announcement, we have summarised below the key take-aways in order to provide a timely update. Whilst there seems to be little immediate change, we will pick up any required action with clients on an individual basis. If you have any concerns following the announcement, please don’t hesitate to contact a member …

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We’re often asked how best to extract profits from a business. Whilst additional options apply when retirement is being considered, for an ongoing business there are three main options; salary/bonus; dividends; pension contributions. Whilst the best option will always depend on personal preference the interaction of the 4 main taxes needs to be considered. Additional …

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Vaccine Optimism

In 1796 the world’s first vaccine was developed; the smallpox vaccine. Almost two centuries later, in 1980, smallpox had been eradicated completely from the Earth. Before Autumn 2019 there were no scientists studying COVID-19, and yet in 10 short months, a vaccine was developed – the 21st century equivalent of putting a man on the …

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Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a third national lockdown for England on Monday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, has announced further one-off ‘top-up’ grants for the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors. The aim is to help keep such businesses afloat during their closure until at least mid-February, at which time the latest restrictions are to …

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Merry Christmas

With Christmas almost here, there is less festivity in the air than usual and it’s fair to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. Unfortunately, circumstances don’t look like improving just yet, but we should take this time to reflect on a historic year. At Eldon, we have been extremely fortunate to …

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In 2019, the Court of Appeal found that changes made to firefighters’ pensions were discriminatory on the grounds of age, with the government later confirming that this ruling applied to all public sector schemes (Teachers, NHS, Civil Service etc). The issues relate to public sector pension reforms in 2015, where members closer to normal retirement …

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From RPI to CPIH

Rishi Sunak revealed his Spending Review on Wednesday and indicated initial steps to help fund the borrowing undertaken this year. One of the biggest changes to be announced was that the use of the Retail Price Index (RPI) is to change to Consumer Price Index including Housing costs (CPIH). To the relief of many, however, …

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We are delighted to announce that we have, once again, made it onto the Citywire Top 100 list – one of only four firms to do so every year since its outset in 2012! Collated by the New Model Adviser publication, the list showcases the top 100 financial planning and wealth management firms across the …

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Earlier this year, the Chancellor called for a review of Capital Gains Tax (CGT), which will be undertaken by the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS), specifically focussing on aspects of CGT in relation to individuals and small businesses. The review is to cover: Overall scope of the tax and the various rates of CGT that …

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