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Rawlinsons team roll up their sleeves for local charities

Members of the Rawlinsons team rolled up their sleeves to volunteer in four local organisations as part of a special charity week. Just over 40 staff took a paid day out of the office to help local charities as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to community volunteering. A… read more


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Insurance Premium Tax on the rise

As announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement and confirmed in the 2017 Spring Budget, the standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is set to rise from 10% to 12% with effect from 1 June 2017. The latest increase means that the rate of IPT will have doubled… read more


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Salary sacrifice scheme advantages removed

Effective from April, the tax and employer national insurance advantages of many salary sacrifice schemes have been removed. Employees swapping salary for benefits are now required to pay the same tax as individuals who buy them out of their post-tax income. Certain benefits are, however, exempt from the… read more


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Bank cheques ‘to clear in a day’

New technology set to be introduced later this year will allow cheques paid into bank accounts to be cleared within one working day. The Cheque and Credit Clearing Company – the organisation that manages the cheque-clearing system – has suggested that a new image clearing system will ‘revolutionise… read more


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New Tax-Free Childcare scheme introduced

The government’s new Tax-Free Childcare scheme is currently being rolled out, starting with parents of the youngest children. The scheme, which is intended to help parents with the cost of childcare, is worth a maximum of £2,000 per child (£4,000 for a disabled child). Tax relief of up… read more


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New rules on inheritance tax take effect

From 6 April 2017, a new Residence Nil-Rate Band (RNRB) for inheritance tax (IHT) has been introduced. The band enables a ‘family home’ to be passed wholly or partially tax-free on death to direct descendants, such as children or grandchildren. The RNRB is in addition to an individual’s… read more


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Rawlinsons staff support Volunteering Week for local charities

The team from city accountancy firm Rawlinsons is being given the opportunity to take a paid day out of the office to help local charities as part of the company’s commitment to community volunteering. A number of projects at chosen charities have been earmarked for assistance including sorting… read more


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Annual charity conference date confirmed

Rawlinsons is once again hosting the highly successful annual Charity Conference at Kingsgate Conference Centre in Peterborough on June 13. This popular, free full-day event – now in its sixth year – is one of the biggest in the region with over 120 delegates attending each year. One delegate… read more


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High street business guru turned theory on its head

ONE of the UK’s leading businessmen broke all the obvious rules when growing his huge retail empire. Speaking at Rawlinsons Annual Business Conference, high street retail guru John Timpson said his senior management team existed only to support the front line delivery of the very best customer service.… read more


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City business survey highlights cautious optimism

THE city’s business community remains cautiously optimistic about economic conditions over the next 12 months. That is the main conclusion of The Greater Peterborough Business Survey 2017, produced by Rawlinsons in association with Opportunity Peterborough. Over 120 local businesses took part in the annual survey, designed to test… read more