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Tips for investment landlords - building a portfolio - news article image

Tips for investment landlords - building a portfolio

by Vinay Bahl

16 Mar 2022

The objectives of building a property portfolio are primarily to scale monthly rental income and to hold properties for capital appreciation. A property portfolio can be built in a number of different ownership structures such as individuals, partnerships and companies.

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Tips for first time landlords – Paying Income Tax - news article image

Tips for first time landlords – Paying Income Tax

by Emily Hillier

14 Mar 2022

If you are renting your own house or even rooms within the property you live in, it is important to remember that you are classed as a landlord and therefore there are some obligations you may have to adhere to.

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Financial Planning Development Programme - news article image

Financial Planning Development Programme

by Ed Gibson

10 Mar 2022

Many of you reading this will have had contact with James Nelson from the Financial Planning Division, a key member of the team and responsible for developing and managing our review process. What you may not know is that James is the first to go through the Financial Planning Development Programme at Shaw Gibbs.

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Cryptocurrency

by Peter Jones

9 Mar 2022

Whilst cryptocurrency is a relatively new asset, it is becoming more prevalent as access becomes more accessible for individuals. It is however important to consider the taxation position of the transactions being undertaken.

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Tips for first-time landlords – finding your property - news article image

Tips for first-time landlords – finding your property

by Emily Hillier

9 Mar 2022

There are several reasons why people decide to become a landlord, whether this is an investment decision or based on personal circumstances, the UK property rental sector is an attractive prospect and can achieve a higher return on investment than traditional savings.

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57 is the new 55 - news article image

57 is the new 55

by Ed Gibson

3 Mar 2022

Despite everything that has been happening over the last couple of years, I think most people are aware that the Government has put in place a gradual increase in the State Pension Age from 65 to 67 for those born after 1960, which is due to be completed by 2028. This is then due to be followed by an increase to 68 for those reaching that age between 2044 and 2046.

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Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) - news article image

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

by Emily Hillier

2 Mar 2022

ATED is an annual tax payable mainly by companies and partnerships with a corporate member that own UK residential property, which started to apply from 01 April 2013. It applies to properties valued in excess of £500,000 from 01 April 2016 onwards.

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Why make a Financial Plan? - news article image

Why make a Financial Plan?

by Tim Davison

2 Mar 2022

Money can be a great source of angst and anxiety for people – some have “too much” and tax is seen as a problem; whilst others have too little and just living their lives is a constant battle; many just don’t know where they are with their money.

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Shaw Gibbs announce the promotion of two Associate Directors - news article image

Shaw Gibbs announce the promotion of two Associate Directors

by Fran Kidd

1 Mar 2022

Shaw Gibbs are proud to announce the promotion of Emily Hillier and Fran Kidd to the role of Associate Director. From the 1 February, Emily became Associate Director, Personal Tax whilst Fran is now Associate Director, Clients & Markets.

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Changes to Director dividends - news article image

Changes to Director dividends

by Peter Jones

28 Feb 2022

Director shareholders who operate their own limited companies often utilise dividends to reduce their income tax and national insurance liabilities; many such individuals will remunerate themselves with a small salary to utilise their personal allowance and then additional amounts are drawn as dividends.

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Shaw Gibbs employ Kickstart Assistant as part of Government scheme - news article image

Shaw Gibbs employ Kickstart Assistant as part of Government scheme

by Gemma L

7 Feb 2022

Shaw Gibbs Client and Markets team have hired a new Administrative Assistant as part of the Governments Kickstart Scheme, an initiative which is designed to help people aged 16-24 into employment.

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£5k of Govt funding for accounting software - news article image

£5k of Govt funding for accounting software

by Darshil Shah

1 Feb 2022

Entrepreneurial businesses can access up to £5k in Government funding to help to fund the adoption of accounting software through the Help to Grow: Digital scheme.

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Shaw Gibbs launch flexible public holiday policy - news article image

Shaw Gibbs launch flexible public holiday policy

by Kerry Whitfield

31 Jan 2022

The policy, which was announced internally on the 27 January has been put in place to recognise that not everyone’s heritage, beliefs and lifestyle match the traditional bank holiday dates in England.

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Probate fees increase from 26 January 2022 - news article image

Probate fees increase from 26 January 2022

by David Rickwood

18 Jan 2022

From 26 January 2022, probate application fees in England and Wales will increase to £273 for both professionals and individuals.

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Covid clauses not cutting the mustard - news article image

Covid clauses not cutting the mustard

by Karyn Jones

17 Jan 2022

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, England we placed into what can only be called a non-official lockdown. It was a lockdown in all but name, and left many industries, but primarily the hospitality industry, with countless cancellations yet without additional financial support.

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Shaw Gibbs team up with The Money Consultancy to offer Employee Mortgage Advice - news article image

Shaw Gibbs team up with The Money Consultancy to offer Employee Mortgage Advice

by Fran Kidd

10 Jan 2022

At the tail end of 2021 Mary West from the Money Consultancy came into our Oxford office, offering Employee Mortgage advice for all employees.

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Shaw Gibbs celebrates DFK's 60th Anniversary - news article image

Shaw Gibbs celebrates DFK's 60th Anniversary

by Peter O'Connell

5 Jan 2022

Shaw Gibbs is celebrating global independent accountancy association DFK international’s 60th anniversary.

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Chancellor announces a 1bn bailout for businesses hit by Omicron - news article image

Chancellor announces a 1bn bailout for businesses hit by Omicron

by Samantha Daniels

21 Dec 2021

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has today announced a further £1bn of funding for businesses affected by the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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Shaw Gibbs launch employee recognition programme. - news article image

Shaw Gibbs launch employee recognition programme.

by Fran Kidd

14 Dec 2021

Shaw Gibbs have launched an employee recognition programme in order to honour contributions to the firm over the last 18 months.

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Launch of the Oxfordshire Business Awards - news article image

Launch of the Oxfordshire Business Awards

by Fran Kidd

9 Dec 2021

A number of Oxfordshire entrepreneurs and business owners attended the launch of the 2022 Oxfordshire Business Awards on Thursday 2 December at the Sadler Building, Oxford Science Park.

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