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Handpicked Accountants
13/11/2018
At Agnew Mitchell & Cairns we are delighted to announce that we have been selected as the latest firm to join Handpicked Accountants, a specialist network that connects business owners and directors with the most trusted accountancy firms in their area. Featuring over 1,100 of the UK’s best accountancy firms, the website exclusively Read more...


General election date announced
30/05/2024
The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, declared from the steps of Downing Street (on 22 May 2024) that the next general election will take place on 4 July 2024. The Prime Minister confirmed that he had spoken with His Majesty the King to request the dissolution of parliament. The King granted this request, thereby confirming that the general Read more...


Do not respond if you receive this letter
30/05/2024
Companies House published guidance titled ‘Reporting scams pretending to be from Companies House’ has been updated. The list is intended to help people check if contacts purporting to be from Companies House are actually a scam. The guidance contains a list of emails, letters and phone calls that are fraudulent. The guidance can be Read more...


Changes to the High Income Child Benefit Charge
30/05/2024
The changes to the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) announced as part of the Spring Budget came into effect on 6 April 2024. The income threshold at which HICBC starts to be charged has been increased from £50,000 to £60,000. The HICBC is charged at the rate of 1% of the full Child Benefit award for each £200 (2023-24: £100) of Read more...


Payback company car private fuel
30/05/2024
Where an employee with a company car is provided with fuel for their own private use by their employers, the default position is that the employee is required to pay the car fuel benefit charge. The charge is determined by reference to the CO2 rating of the car, applied to the car fuel benefit multiplier, currently £27,800. The car fuel Read more...


CGT Rollover Relief
30/05/2024
Business Asset Rollover Relief also known as CGT Rollover Relief allows for deferral of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on gains made when taxpayers sell or dispose of certain assets and use all or part of the proceeds to buy new business assets. The relief means that the tax on the gain of the old asset is postponed. The amount of the gain is Read more...


Carry back charitable donations
30/05/2024
If you are a higher rate or additional rate taxpayer you have the option to carry back your charitable donations to the previous tax year. A request to carry back the donation must be made before or at the same time as your previous year’s self-assessment return is filed. This means that if you made a gift to charity in the current Read more...


Employee suggestion schemes
30/05/2024
There are many advantages to creating an employee suggestion scheme where employees are rewarded for making suggestions that benefit your business. Apart from the value that these suggestions can have in saving money or driving new business ideas there are also tax-free benefits associated with running these schemes. HMRC list two kinds Read more...


Post Office convictions quashed
28/05/2024
Convictions of hundreds of postmasters have been quashed following Royal Assent of the Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Act 2024. Many postmasters endured financial ruin, the loss of homes, livelihoods, reputation and some even lost their lives as a result of the Horizon IT Scandal which is one of the greatest miscarriages of Read more...


Benefits of a fall in inflation
28/05/2024
An economist from the Treasury explains exactly what a fall in inflation means for you. How will lower inflation help the economy? Lower inflation supports people by maintaining the purchasing power of their money. If prices only rise slowly, people can plan their budgets more effectively - encouraging spending and investment, Read more...

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