Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekends broadsheets. At the end of each summary is a link to take you directly to the relevant article. Please see Helpful Hints at the end of the bulletin.
Financial Times:” Capital gains regime tightens for non-residents”. The government has set out new rules that will see non-resident homeowners paying capital gains tax (CGT) on UK property from April 2015. Click here to go directly to the article
Financial Times:” More employers trying to dump UK pension schemes”. The number of companies attempting to dump expensive staff pensions they no longer want to pay for is on the rise, according to the Pension Protection Fund.
Financial Times:” Tax scheme investors warned about mailshots”. Investors in tax-saving arrangements that are the subject of a government clampdown on avoidance have been warned about unsolicited propositions to get them off the hook by taking advantage of a procedural error by the tax authority. Click here to go directly to the article
The Times:” Corporate avoidance is morally wrong, say voters “. The vast majority of Britons regard tax avoidance by multinational companies as ‘morally wrong’, according to a new poll. More than four in five respondents said it was important that large companies ‘paid their fair share of tax’, while three quarters urged the next government to legislate against corporate tax dodging.
The Times:” Your autumn statement checklist unveiled”. Trying to predict what surprises George Osborne has squirrelled away in his famous red briefcase is a tough task, but here are six tax issues the experts say the chancellor may address.
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The Times:” Do your tax form early for Christmas “. January 31 is the final day for filing online tax returns, and HMRC estimates that 2.5million people will leave it until the last week.
The Times:” Osborne moves to cut death tax on annuities”. George Osborne is expected to announce further changes to the pension system in his Autumn Statement next week, in what the pensions industry says is an indication that he is listening to its concerns.
The Times:” Chancellor takes aim at annuities and inheritance”. Autumn statement will tackle ‘unfair’ IHT and annuity rules, but second homeowners escape scrutiny
The Times:” Lender calls for stamp duty reform”. Britain’s biggest building society has urged George Osborne to rip up the stamp duty system in this week’s autumn statement because it ‘distorts’ the housing market and discourages people from moving home.
The Times:” Crikey! American tax grab is outrageous”. Thousands of Britons could, like Boris Johnson, be hit with a shock bill from the US taxman
The Times:” Annuity blunders ‘have cost pensioners £8bn'”. Millions of pensioners could share £8.5bn compensation because of a mis-selling scandal that has left them with rock-bottom pensions. Click here to go directly to the article
The Telegraph:” Pensions ‘safety net’? Mine was cut by £145,000″. The official pensions guarantee scheme won’t always protect every penny, while some industries are more exposed than others
The Telegraph:” Older than 53? You may be losing your financial intelligence”. Professors at Harvard University say people’s ability to make “good financial decisions” declines after mid-50s
The Telegraph:” Nearly 1m more middle earners to be dragged into 40p tax band despite David Cameron’s conference pledge”. Around 5.5 million people will still be paying income tax at 40 per cent – 900,000 more than do at present – If the threshold is raised to £50,000 a year
The Telegraph:” Buy-to-let baby boomers to become Britain’s latest tax victims”. Withdraw your pension to buy a second home and face punishing tax hit
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