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Corporation Tax Relief Reintroduced for Acquired Goodwill

A further late change to the Finance Bill will re-introduce relief for acquired goodwill on the acquisition of businesses with eligible intellectual property from 1 April 2019. This relief was withdrawn back in July 2015 and the restoration of relief for goodwill and customer-related assets is very welcome although the new form of relief will […]

Chairman’s Statement – New Disclosure Requirements

Summary and Solution Trustees of schemes providing defined contribution (DC) benefits are required to prepare an annual governance statement (known as a ‘Chair’s Statement’) within seven months of the scheme year end. Failure to do so can result in fines, negative publicity and enforcement action. The new requirement came into force on 6 April 2018, […]

No Deal Brexit and its Impact on VAT

The government and HMRC have recently updated their ‘partnership packs’. The packs were created with the intention of helping businesses prepare for customs changes in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The UK is set to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, below are key changes that will affect VAT registered businesses trading […]

Tax Efficiently Pass on your Family Home

New inheritance tax rules for passing on the family home started on 6 April 2017. This additional relief should be taken into consideration when drafting your Will and we can work with your solicitor to make sure your Will is tax efficient. From 6 April 2017 an additional nil rate band of up to £175,000 […]

Assure UK Shortlisted in the Pensions Age Awards

Assure UK has been shortlisted for the ‘Pensions Accountancy Firm of the Year’ at the impending Pensions Age Awards. Now in its 6th year, the Pensions Age Awards, aim to reward both the pension schemes and the pension providers across the UK that have proved themselves worthy of recognition in these increasingly challenging economic times. […]

Capital Allowance on High Co2 Cars and Assets in Special Rate Pool Reduces

One of the other capital allowance changes announced in the Autumn Budget was the reduction of the writing down allowance on assets in the special rate pool from 8% to just 6% per annum reducing the balance from April 2019. The assets included in this pool include long-life assets, such as aircraft, integral features within […]

Master Trust External Testing

Master Trust external testing for authorisation covers more than you may think…   There are more external testing and evidence requirements than you may think to meet the authorisation submission requirements for the Pension Regulator by 31 March 2019. This is because the Systems and processes questionnaire has 5 items (4d, 4e, 7a,7b,7c) that were […]

Assure UK Boosts North Oxfordshire Team with Six New Appointments

Assure UK has strengthened its North Oxfordshire team, with six new members of staff, as part of its ongoing strategy for future growth.   Grace Tayebwa, Manager Grace will be managing and coordinating projects using an all-inclusive approach aimed at not only solving problems but also adding value and improving internal processes and controls. Her […]

2018 Autumn Budget – The Last Before Brexit

In the last budget before Brexit the chancellor Philip Hammond scales to pave the way for a brighter future, whilst delivering tax rates for 2019/20. Hammond like the rest of the UK is waiting to see what will happen as a result of Brexit, he has previously stated that he will deliver a further budget […]

Introducing Our Sister Company – Progress with Assure UK

Assure UK has recently launched a sister company. We are excited to introduce our cloud accounting business Progress with Assure UK. Based in the Midlands, Progress with Assure UK specialise in helping businesses progress. Our goal for launching Progress with Assure UK was to work in partnership with you. With regulations such as Making Tax […]

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