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What you need to know about Defined Benefit Pension Transfers

If you have a Defined Benefit Pension, then you are almost certainly aware that the pension flexibilities introduced in 2015 and, in some cases, enhanced transfer values have made the option of transferring out of your Defined Benefit scheme very attractive – and there are plenty of companies… read more

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Rawlinsons team support Volunteering Week for local charities

Over 270 volunteering hours have been donated by the team from city accountancy firm Rawlinsons, who were 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… read more

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Rawlinsons conference tackles hot topics facing city charities

Hot topics – including GDPR and digital media – facing charities around the city have been tackled at the annual Rawlinsons’ annual charity conference. The full-day event, now in its eighth year, has continued to grow in popularity; with around 150 delegates attending the event at the Kingsgate… read more

Inheritance Tax Simplification

Inheritance Tax – a brief history Dating back to the 17th century, a tax on death has long been unpopular. The tax has existed in many forms since then, for example: The legacy tax of 1780 The 1796 tax on estates (introduced to fund the war against Napoleon)… read more

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Tax Tip: A family affair

Have you considered employing family members in your business? As long as they are not minor and you can justify their involvement, you can employ them in your business. In a limited company, they can be remunerated with a salary, receive benefits, and be included in your company… read more

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OTS launches review into inheritance tax

The UK inheritance tax (IHT) system has changed considerably since its introduction, and previous rises in residential property prices have resulted in the number of people who may fall within the scope of this tax increasing over time. IHT is currently charged at 40% on the proportion of… read more

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Government publishes Making Tax Digital for VAT legislation

In March 2018, the government published the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which set out the requirements under Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT). The new regulations are set to take effect from 1 April 2019, and will apply to businesses which have a taxable… read more

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EMI given go-ahead with EU State Aid approval

On 4 April this year, HMRC announced that the tax benefits of options granted under an EMI scheme would be put on hold temporarily as the necessary EU State Aid had expired.  Under this guidance, any EMI options granted after 6 April 2018 could not be guaranteed to… 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 12. This popular, free full-day event – now in its eighth year – is one of the biggest in the region with over 120 delegates attending each year. This… read more

Annual P11D returns explained

If you’re reading this article, then chances are you have at one time or another either received a P11D form from your employer, been responsible for preparing P11D’s for employees – or both. What are they? The P11D forms are formally described as covering the Return of Expenses… read more