Monthly Archives: March 2015

Budget 2015 – some key points

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Income tax The tax-free personal allowance is being increased in April 2017, to £11,000.  This will start with an increase in April 2016 to £10,800.  The allowance set for April 2015 is £10,600. Savings tax From April 2016, a tax-free … Continue reading

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New marriage tax allowance – could you save?

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Registration has opened for the new marriage tax allowance – a policy that will allow some couples to share part of their annual income tax allowance.  This allowance is available from 6th April 2015. How does it work?  Couples that … Continue reading

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Stamp duty savings on mixed use properties

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On a £2m property purchase, you could save £73,750 by qualifying for a lower rate of stamp duty.  Why?  Because properties that are accepted by HMRC as being of “mixed use” qualify for a lower rate of stamp duty than … Continue reading

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