Stopcock: when was the last time you checked yours?

It is important that you know where the stopcock is and that you check it is working by regularly turning it on. What am I looking for? The average stopcock looks like a tap. In modern homes, it can usually be found under the kitchen sink. In older houses it can be found in a…

Read more

Dividend Allowance Reduction from April 2018

In the Summer Budget 2015, the government announced that dividend taxation would be reformed from April 2016 by replacing the Dividend Tax Credit with a £5,000 dividend allowance, and increasing the rates of tax payable on dividends in excess of the new allowance by 7.5 percentage points in each band, to 7.5% for basic rate,…

Read more

When your health matters to you

April is National Stress Awareness Month, and new research has revealed those working in healthcare are amongst the most stressed in the UK.1 The industry is greatly affected, losing an average of 25-27 days per year, per employee, due to stress-related illness.2 Alcohol consumption, poor diet and smoking have long been identified as having a significant…

Read more