Tax Notes Update – Why you should read the tax legislation (and other news)

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May 212015
 

My article on the new rules for VCTs – Venture Capital Trusts – have they become riskier? – has been published by online magazine Which Investment Trust. Hooray!

It always gives me special pleasure to see one of my articles published by someone else, rather than just on my own site. It means that someone else actually likes my articles enough to consider them worth publishing!

And I must say at this point that it is a real pleasure also to be working with Dice McCairn, the editor of Which Investment Trust. Dice contacted me via the Tax Notes Contact page and suggested I contribute to his site. I have found him to be very professional and efficient, always returning my emails promptly – a real Godsend compared to some of the editors I have worked with in the past. Continue reading »

Second Budget on 8 July 2015 following Conservative General Election Victory

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May 162015
 

Oh goody. That’s just what we need. I was dreading the prospect of an emergency Budget which has become a habit following the last few general elections. No sooner have we digested one Budget and got used to the new rules, we’re faced with another, just because a new government wants to put its stamp on the economy as soon as they’ve got into power.

But, the BBC has reported that George Osborne wants another piece of prime time TV, so that’s the way it must be.  (This is the official confirmation from the awful GOV.UK site, my thanks to Rebecca Cave for pointing it out to me on twitter).  Continue reading »