27

Apr

Tax affairs and image rights – les...

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Recent cases involving the tax affairs of top-flight football clubs, international professional footballers and issues surrounding taxation of their ‘image rights’, reinforce the importance of careful planning if investigations by HMRC are to be avoided, leading tax specialist Simon Littlejohns has warned. The Head of Tax at Birmingham-based Chartered Accountancy practice, Friend Partnership Limited, Simon […]

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23

Nov

Autumn Statement 2016

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In Mr Hammond’s first and last Autumn Statement, his opening comment was that he is committed to creating a UK economy that ‘works for everyone’. His announcements may have contained few surprises but his speech was delivered with confidence and humour, as Simon Littlejohns, Head of Tax at Friend Partnership Limited explains. The IMF has […]

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17

Mar

Budget 2016 – for the next generation

Published by Simon Littlejohns

Mr Osborne’s 2016 Budget announcement was set against a backdrop of worsening economic forecasts and the impending referendum on Europe. Described a number of times by Mr Osborne as a Budget for the next generation measures were announced which will: introduce a ‘sugar levy’ on soft drinks manufacturers, provide an alternative savings vehicle for retirement, […]

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9

Jul

Summer Budget 2015

Published by Simon Littlejohns

The Conservatives now have another five years to push on with their economic and tax initiatives. Many voters had been eagerly awaiting the Summer Budget to see whether the Election promises would be honoured. The tax measures have to be set against an economic background which has at its core the deficit reduction and further […]

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19

Mar

2015 Spring Budget

Published by Simon Littlejohns

In the run up to this year’s Budget Mr Osborne promised that there would be no ‘unaffordable giveaways’ or ‘gimmicks’ revealed in his speech to sway undecided voters in May’s General Election. In the usual round of speculation leading up to Budget Day there was talk of: a relaxation of the Inheritance Tax rules for […]

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20

Mar

Spring Budget 2014

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For Budget 2014 the economic pointers are looking better and the Chancellor opened his speech with a positive assessment of the improving economic forecasts and prospects for the future. He said that manufacturing was ‘not finished in the West’ and stressed that the Government is on the side of manufacturers. He also said that he […]

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6

Dec

2013 Autumn Statement

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George Osborne presented his latest Autumn Statement on 5th December against a backdrop of increasing optimism and belief that the UK economic recovery is gathering pace. The announcement of a further £3 billion of Government spending cuts may have helped to dampen the enthusiasm of his colleagues. The tax initiatives he detailed had been well […]

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20

Nov

A welcome boost

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Christmas comes early for Friend with the appointment of Simon Littlejohns as Tax Partner to head up the firm’s tax practice. Simon is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser with over 25 years of experience in advising a wide range of individuals and companies on tax compliance and planning issues. He is returning to […]

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