Higher Income Parents – time is running out to register

If your income is in excess of £50,000 and you have received Child Benefit after 7 January you need to register for Self Assessment for the tax year 2012/13 by 5 October 2013. Those who fail to register could face a penalty of up to 100% of the tax due. The High Income Child Benefit Charge came into effect on …

Have you heard about EIS or SEIS?

According to research carried out by the Daily Telegraph, one third of business owners do not understand EIS or SEIS and 25% of those surveyed had never heard of them. The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) provide attractive levels of tax relief to investors.  This form of investment can provide a valuable source of …

A very personal blog

A very personal blog this week!  Last week I became a Grandfather for the first time when Ethan James Collier came into the world.  We had a trip down to Stafford to visit him and the proud parents also taking Ethan’s Great Grandmothers with us.  I have to say that I have never been one for babies but I must be …