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Tapered annual allowance – will high earners contribute more?

annual allowance

The 2020 Budget increased the scope for many high earners to make a bigger pension contribution in the tax year ending 5 April 2021. The annual allowance income limit was increased to £200,000, significantly reducing the number of people affected by the tapered annual allowance. The availability of a full […]

Future proof your lifestyle

future proof your lifestyle

It feels like there’s a lot of uncertainty about at the moment – whether it’s Brexit or our next PM or the state of the economy.  It may be concern about climate change, job security, lifestyle.  Although these things seem big and out of our control there are steps we […]

The buy-to-let market has declined in recent months, but can it still represent a good investment?

The buy-to-let market has declined in recent months, but can it still represent a good investment? There have been a number of changes to the rules around buy-to-let properties over the past year that have potentially affected the attractiveness of this as an investment opportunity. From changes in stamp duty […]

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2016

Reaction from Stephen Poole, Senior Tax Consultant, Robson Laidler Accountants and Business Advisors.  www.robson-laidler.co.uk “Being in Newcastle my ears pricked up when Philip Hammond talked about the North East with the fastest rate of employment growth. However while he has released a 30 page strategy document about the ‘Northern Powerhouse’, […]