Daniel Crompton is the son of one of our clients here at Jones Harris. Aged just 9 years old, he’s turning an unpleasant health condition into a chance to do something marvellous for others by walking one million steps. Like most boys of his age, Dan enjoys playing sports, and of course sport can sometimes […]

Professor Mark E. Smith, Vice-Chancellor, cordially invites you to The Future of Productivity and Innovation to discover how Lancaster University is tackling nationally significant challenges around productivity and innovation and strengthening the Industrial Strategy. Creating clean and sustainable growth, developing engaged work forces, cultivating public sector innovation and supporting SMEs as the bedrock of the UK […]

Tax Diary January/February 2019 1 January 2019 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 March 2018. 19 January 2019 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 January 2019. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 January 2019) 19 January 2019 – Filing deadline […]

This article is also relevant to couples who have entered into a civil partnership. For the tax year 2018-19, taxpayers can make tax-free capital gains of up to £11,700. This allowance is available on a per person basis and so married couples (and those in a civil partnership) have a combined CGT allowance of £23,400. […]

Named the additional rate, the highest rate of Income Tax is 45%, and some might say 45% is high enough. However, if the rate of tax is measured as the relationship between income and tax plus tax related penalties paid, there are times when this 45% can rise, to as much as 90%. For example, […]

This is not the place to discuss your personal options, but this is an ideal time to consider your business and personal financial planning options for 2019. What are your options? If Brexit, as it seems likely, has a depressive effect on the UK economy, we may be pushed back into a mild recession. If […]

As all our self-assessment readers will be aware, 31 January is the date by which any arrears of tax for 2017-18 need to be settled, together with a payment on account for 2018-19, if one is due. Those who have completed their tax returns for 2017-18 should be aware what these liabilities amount to and […]

This article is our usual reminder of the tax breaks available if you are organising a Christmas party for your staff. Many businesses take time out to provide their employees with a work based party or similar event. If you are concerned about the tax consequences of Christmas celebrations, read on. We have included in […]