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,…

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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…

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No fire, no problem: know your thatch types

As you may know, thatch is not just thatch. Depending on where you live in the country the thatch on your roof is likely to be one of three main types: Water reed (or Norfolk reed) This is a tall and very tough material – grown in reed beds along rivers and amongst the Norfolk…

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