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Tax and Property – Key Announcements

Tax and Property – Key Announcements

Higher Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on purchases of additional residential properties Higher rates of SDLT will be charged on purchases of additional residential properties (above £40,000), such as buy to let properties and second homes, from 1 April 2016. The higher rates will be three percentage points above the current SDLT rates. The higher rates will not apply to purchases of caravans, mobile homes or houseboats, or to corporates or funds making significant investments in...

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Top ten things to know about the new tax-free childcare scheme

Top ten things to know about the new tax-free childcare scheme

Tax-Free Childcare will be launched from early 2017 and Tax-Free Childcare will be available to around 2 million households to help with the cost of childcare. Here’s the top ten things to know about the scheme… 1. You’ll be able to open an online account You’ll be able to open an online account, which you can pay into to cover the cost of childcare with a registered provider. This will be done through the government website, GOV.UK. 2. For every 80p you or someone else pays..

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Workplace Pensions

Workplace Pensions

The Department of Work and Pensions and the Pensions Regulator have launched a new advertising campaign promoting auto enrolment which aims to change the country’s perception of pensions in the workplace. Workie, ‘a striking physical embodiment of the workplace pension’, will be seen visiting people in different work environments over the coming months, asking them not to ignore him. The advertisements come with a message, whilst automatic enrolment into workplace pens...

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2015-16 Year end tax strategies guide

Rothmans advise on sensible strategies to keep your tax liabilities to a minimum, leaving you with more money for yourself and your family, and more to invest in your business. Download the attachment and see what ideas are applicable to you.

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Rothmans Winchester support the Royal Hampshire County Hospital at their 60th Jubilee Dinner Party

On Friday 13th November, Rothmans Winchester were pleased to be able to show their support towards the local Royal Hampshire County Hospital and sponsor a table at their jubilee dinner party. The evening brought together local people and businesses raising money towards the Hospital Trust. A Nepalese dinner was served to the guests and a grand raffle was conducted, while a local band entertained the party. The event was a huge success and enjoyment was had by all. We await to find out the grand total raised on the evening.

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2015 Autumn Statement

Chancellor George Osborne presented the Autumn Statement to the House of Commons on 25 November 2015. This newsletter summarises the main announcements that may affect you, your business and your tax planning. For advice, please contact us. At a glance: Doubling of Small Business Rate Relief extended for a further year New 3% stamp duty surcharge for buy-to-let properties and second homes U-turn on tax credit cuts New apprenticeship levy to be set at a rate of 0.5% of an employer's wage bill New powers for local gover...

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