Spending the calm studying the storm - Hilton Sharp & Clarke IFA's

Spending the calm studying the storm

Spending the calm studying the storm – Hilton Sharp & Clarke IFA’s They say that change brings opportunity, that in moments of turmoil the astute can see the path to profit. They, perhaps, were referring to slightly less change than Brexit. With cabinet ministers resigning and returning seemingly every other week, the prime minister’s deal…

PRIIPS – the latest acronym for retail investors to learn?

PRIIPS – the latest acronym for retail investors to learn?

PRIIPS – the latest acronym for retail investors to learn? New regulations are producing some strange figures in investor information documents. There is a new acronym causing furrowed brows amongst investment managers, financial advisers and regulators: PRIIPS. PRIIPS are ‘Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products’, which includes most fund and investment-related products aimed at retail…

Delay to abolition of Class 2 NIC's may add to self-employed tax bill.

Delay to abolition of Class 2 NICs may add to self-employed tax bill.

Delay to abolition of Class 2 NICs may add to self-employed tax bill. Philip Hammond’s first Budget as Chancellor back in March 2017 hit a severe obstacle when he tried to raise national insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed. This Autumn’s Budget produced a significantly more subtle approach and had to , given that the…

HMRC targeting ‘enablers’ of tax avoidance schemes.

HMRC targeting ‘enablers’ of tax avoidance schemes. In August, HMRC published a consultation document on adding a new weapon to its anti-avoidance armoury: penalties on ‘enablers’. While many were enjoying their holidays, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) released yet another paper examining ways of “strengthening tax avoidance sanctions and deterrents”. Over recent years, HMRC has…