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Category: Budget

Spring Budget 2017

The Chancellor’s Spring Budget was really a bit dull, until the announcement of a tax rise that appears to be a clear breach of the Conservative Party 2015 election manifesto not to raise certain taxes or national insurance.

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9 Mar 17
Colin Tice

Brexit: the tax consequences

Helen Cowley, Tax Partner at Cassons, considers the potential tax consequences of Brexit.

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13 Jul 16
Helen Cowley

Budget 2016: A considered view

Colin Tice, Tax Partner, gives his considered view of the Budget 2016.

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22 Mar 16
Colin Tice

Summer Budget 2015

The first wholly Conservative Budget since 1996 will be regarded by some as a tax raising budget, and those targeted with their “fair share” of reducing the national debt burden appear to be owner managed businesses.

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13 Jul 15
Colin Tice

Tax relief denied on amortisation of goodwill

It’s been just a little over 7 months since the Autumn Statement 2014 was delivered by George Osborne (albeit it under a different government) when surprising and immediately effective changes were announced to reliefs previously available for both companies and individuals on the sale of goodwill from an unincorporated business to a new related company.

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8 Jul 15
Helen Cowley

Budget 2015: a considered view

Colin Tice, Tax Partner offers his considered view of the 2015 Budget.

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24 Mar 15
Colin Tice

Budget 2014 - a considered view

It’s not all about avoidance...or is it? The chancellor George Osborne claimed it was ‘a Budget for Makers, Doers and Savers’. However, with an election pending next year, was it actually more about politics?

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24 Apr 14
Colin Tice

Autumn Statement 2013

Our initial thoughts on the Autumn Statement 2013

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5 Dec 13
Helen Cowley

A Budget for Entrepreneurs? It ain’t necessarily so.

So was this a Budget to gladden the hearts of North West entrepreneurs? Not if you have an elderly relative subject to the “granny tax” set to rake in 1 billion in 2015/16! But as a top rate taxpayer you may be comforted by the reduction to 4...

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23 Mar 12
Colin Tice