We are moving!

We are pleased to inform you that Abrams Ashton Chartered Accountants are moving business premises to a modern, open plan office building on 21st September 2018. There is much improved access and plenty of car parking spaces at the new office, which will make it...

December key dates

19/22 - PAYE/NIC, student loan and CIS deductions due for month to 5/12/2017 30 - Deadline for 2016/17 self-assessment online returns to be filed if you are an employee and want tax underpaid to be collected by adjustment to your 2018/19 PAYE...

December questions and answers

Q. My wife and I jointly owned a property that we originally lived in for many years, although it has been rented out for the last 10 years. My wife has recently died and I am now the sole owner of that property. I intend to sell it and give...

Abolition of Class 2 NICs delayed

On 2 November 2017, the Government announced a one year delay to the abolition of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NICs). Class 2 NICs will now be abolished from 6 April 2019 rather than 6 April 2018. The delay will allow time for the...

Childcare scheme extended

HMRC have recently confirmed that the second phase of the roll-out of the new 30 hours free childcare has commenced. Broadly, from September 2017, the new 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents of three and four year olds in England...

Autumn Budget November 2017 – Summary

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Budget under the new system he announced this time last year. The aim of the new system is for the Finance Bill, which is normally published after the annual Budget, to reach Royal Assent...

Autumn Budget November 2017 – Business

Annual update to the Energy Technology List for first year capital allowances Finance Bill 2018-19 will contain provisions to extend First Year Tax Credits (FYTC) for five years and reduce the percentage rate of the claim to two-thirds of the...

Autumn Budget November 2017 – Individuals

Personal allowance and income tax threshold The personal allowance for 2018/19 is set at £11,850 (£11,500 in 2017/18), and the basic rate limit will be increased to £34,500 (£33,500 in 2017-18). The additional rate threshold will remain at...

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