Happy New Year

January 8th, 2018

Let us hope that 2018 presents opportunities to build our business interests and improve the financial position of our families. Certainly, there were many changes last year, not least the ongoing implications of the Brexit vote, that have proved to be challenging and not only for the politicians. A reminder, as we look forward to […]

A competition for budding space entrepreneurs

January 4th, 2018

As we look forward to meeting our own challenges this new year, it is gratifying to come across a challenge aimed at stretching the imagination of our children. The SatelLife Challenge, now in its second year, is looking for innovative proposals from those aged 11 to 22 which have the potential to use data collected […]

Happy New Year and beware the gift card scam

January 3rd, 2018

Let’s hope that 2018 offers more cheer than 2017… Unfortunately, the season seems to bring out the good and the not so good in human nature. Readers are advised to be wary of the following scam that is targeted at vulnerable and elderly taxpayers. The notice issued by HMRC says: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) […]

What happens if we can\’t manage

December 21st, 2017

A reminder that as we age the argument that we should grant powers of attorney to trusted family members becomes increasingly relevant. A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on […]

Timing is everything

December 20th, 2017

We are fast approaching the end of the 2017-18 tax year. In fact, the 31 March (or 5 April) is probably the most common trading year end date for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. And individuals have no choice, the self-assessment tax year ends on 5 April. This being so, it is worth considering […]

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