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New mothers should claim child benefit Leave a comment Read more »

New mothers should claim child benefit

Okay, the title of this post may be somewhat ‘stating the obvious’ but research by the Royal London suggests that many thousands of new mothers are not claiming child benefit.  Why? Because of the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) which reduces the value of that…


Labour to end 'scourge of tax avoidance' Leave a comment Read more »

Labour to end ‘scourge of tax avoidance’

It’s party conference time again and John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, has just delivered his plan for a future Labour Government. Some may say there’s little chance of that happening but in today’s world, where Donald Trump can run for US President, anything can happen.…


Back down to earth Leave a comment Read more »

Back down to earth

You can always rely on HMRC to ruin a party. Take Christmas, for example: enjoy your presents and Christmas dinner, they say, but don’t forget that your tax return needs doing, or that you’ll have a tax bill to pay come the New Year. And so it was…


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