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As we move into a period of uncertainty, we want our clients to know that supporting them is our primary priority. The impact of the outbreak of COVID-19, on businesses, is unclear, but we will be ensuring that we have staff to assist our clients with any issues and in particular, those relating to tax,…Details
We were delighted to have been invited to speak at the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland’s Boost event. We were joined by some of the great team from Millar McCall Wylie and special guest, Cllr Deirdre Hargey from Belfast City Council. One of our Partners, Duncan Graham provided tax advice to professionals in the Health Care…Details
Buy-to-let mortgages for property purchases have fallen by around 40% since 2015, according to a recent report. This follows the introduction of several tax changes, which were designed to dampen down the housing market and make home ownership more affordable. The changes include: A four-year phase out of higher rate tax relief on mortgage interest…Details
Going to university is very expensive these days, and most students take out a loan to get them through. These are provided in the UK by the government-backed Student Loan Company (SLC), and cover tuition fees and living expenses (maintenance). The loan only needs to be paid back when the student has completed their studies…Details
GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) is now in force, and that means organisations have greater obligations on how they handle personal data. That includes personal data on customers, staff and suppliers. The new law is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across the EU – including the UK Data Protection Act (1998), which has…Details
As Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789, “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Wise words indeed – but with appropriate planning, you can reduce taxes and other costs when you die. This post gives some tips on how to do that. It’s very important to have an up-to-date will that has…Details
Inheritance tax (IHT) is a tax on the estate of someone who’s died. It’s controversial and is considered to be the most unfair of all UK taxes, according to a 2015 YouGov survey. Which in itself is a bit unfair – because there are ways to minimise it or avoid it completely. This post gives…Details