Tax and Financial Planning News

Have You Checked Your Investment Adviser’s Credentials?June 22, 2017

Investment advice is best obtained from authorised professionals and it is unwise to rely on friends' recommendations, no matter how trustworthy they may appear. In...

Tax Law No Respecter of (Cultural) TraditionJune 8, 2017

An argument that assets which HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said belonged to a deceased man (and were thus subject to Inheritance Tax) were actually...

Tax Law No Respecter of (Cultural) TraditionJune 8, 2017

An argument that assets which HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said belonged to a deceased man (and were thus subject to Inheritance Tax) were actually...

Financial Advice to Become More Common?May 22, 2017

We have often written about the dangers of taking advice from unqualified and/or unregulated advisers. A recent change in the regulations surrounding financial advice will...

Financial Advice to Become More Common?May 22, 2017

We have often written about the dangers of taking advice from unqualified and/or unregulated advisers. A recent change in the regulations surrounding financial advice will...

Bank Mistake – HMRC Still Levy PenaltyMay 9, 2017

When a taxpayer named Mr Coomber sent his cheque by post to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to settle his tax demand, he thought that...

Bank Mistake – HMRC Still Levy PenaltyMay 9, 2017

When a taxpayer named Mr Coomber sent his cheque by post to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to settle his tax demand, he thought that...

Tax Penalties Avoided for Those Affected by IT GlitchApril 20, 2017

With HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) pressing ahead with plans to make 'customers' deal with them only digitally, it is good to see that when...

Tax Penalties Avoided for Those Affected by IT GlitchApril 20, 2017

With HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) pressing ahead with plans to make 'customers' deal with them only digitally, it is good to see that when...

Woman Aged 96 Wins £223,000 for Negligent Investment AdviceApril 5, 2017

The complexities of financial advice can be bamboozling, particularly for the elderly, but one High Court case – in which a 96-year-old woman won more...