Budget 2015 Report by FD Business

The UK Budget 2015 took place on Wednesday 18th March 2015. This will be the final budget before the next election in May 2015. Chancellor George Osborne used his final Budget statement of this Parliament to announce that “Britain is walking tall again”. The budget was clearly to help key sectors of the general public, in the hope that George will still be the Chancellor. The budget was … [Read more...]

New UK GAAP changes to Financial Reporting Standards will affect your profitability

Over the past few years financial reporting has been changing as International Financial Reporting Standards have been rolled out for bigger businesses. This is starting to impact medium and small enterprises. The drive for global reporting standardisation is driven by growth in international trade and shareholding. The aim is that it should enable easier comparison and greater consistency … [Read more...]

Pension Changes 2015 and Wealth Succession

Next month heralds the biggest pension changes in almost 100 years. As of April 6th 2015, individuals over 55 will be able to choose freely what they do with their accumulated pension wealth. The new pension changes to The Taxation of Pensions Act 2014 mean that individuals will now be able to cascade their wealth down to generations of their family in a tax efficient manner if they so … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Save Property Tax with a Limited Company

Top 5 Ways to Save Property Tax with a Limited Company If you’re a property investor then it can be financially efficient to use a Limited Company in order to minimise Property Tax, the detail can, however, be complex. We’ve put together our top five ways that a limited company can minimise the impact of property tax. Low Tax Rates Small limited companies currently only pay tax at … [Read more...]

Self-Assessment January 2015 Tax Deadline Imminent

December is one of the busiest times of year ahead of the January 31st deadline for self-assessment tax returns to HMRC so it is unfortunate that the tax helplines provided by HMRC have been deemed ‘not good enough’ according a recent survey by Which?. This highlights the fact that whilst self-assessment is supposed to be simple to complete yourself, this is often not the case. Self-assessment … [Read more...]

What gets measured gets managed

"What gets measured, gets managed" - Peter Drucker This well known phrase is often attributed to top business management consultant and business leader Peter Drucker; frequently cited as being the ‘founder of modern management’. The phrase has also taken the form, ‘what gets measured gets done’. Identifying and tracking personal or business goals and objectives is the foundation to … [Read more...]