Facts and Figures

Spring Statement 2019

The Chancellor found himself presenting his second Spring Statement sandwiched between a series of crucial Brexit votes. The Spring Statement had no new tax proposals and indeed deferred any extension of Making Tax Digital (MTD). However, the Chancellor did introduce various consultations, early-stage discussion papers and calls for evidence across a wide range of topics.

Budget Summary – Autumn 2018

The Chancellor has laid out details signalling the end to austerity in a statement delivered between key meetings in the Brexit negotiations. Following good news from the OBR, which reported borrowing £13 billion lower than forecast in March, some of the pressure was off for Mr Hammond. The headline changes announced by the Chancellor included some good news for taxpayers and businesses.

Intestacy rules

A high-level overview of the rules in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland governing the estates of those who die without leaving a valid will.

Social security benefit rates

The DWP began rolling out universal credit to claimants within certain areas of the North-West of England from April 2013. Claims for existing benefits and credits will be gradually phased out and Existing claimants will move onto universal credit in line with a phased approach that is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

Tax tables

The main rates of taxation in the UK for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 tax years.

Tax calendar 2018/19

All of the most important dates on the tax calendar for 2018/19.

Tax tips

Taxes, as we know, are one of the two great inevitables in life, but you can manage your financial affairs to minimise the impact of tax for you, your family and your business. In fact, the Government actually encourages you to make the most of the reliefs and allowances available. These Tax Tips show you how.

The value of tax reliefs depends on your individual circumstances. Tax laws can change. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate tax advice, so it is outside the investment protection rules of the Financial Services and Markets Act and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. The value of your investment, and the income from them, may fall as well as rise, and you may not recover the full value of your investments. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of investments that involve exposure to a foreign currency to go up or down. The FCA does not regulate will writing and some forms of estate planning.