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Tax Return 2018

2016/17 Self-Assessment Tax Return As we are now in a new tax year, some people will already be preparing their 2017/2018 tax return for submission to HMRC. However, others will still not have submitted their tax return for 2016/2017. These people may have already incurred a £100 penalty. However, they can avoid additional penalties if…

April 24, 2018 Handy Guides
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Help to Save Scheme

Help to Save Scheme

Have you heard of the brilliant new savings scheme being offered by your government, to help you save?  You really should consider this if you qualify.  It’s called the Help to Save Scheme. The Help to Save scheme is a new government saving scheme to support working people on low incomes to build their savings. Basically it…

 
 
 

IR35 – the recent tax case of Christa Ackroyd Media Limited and the Commissioners for HMRC

In a recent tax case, Christa Ackroyd Media Limited and the Commissioners for HMRC, Christa Ackroyd (the taxpayer) lost her appeal against HMRC’s decision that she was caught by IR35. This is the first of what’s expected to be a number of high-profile appeals involving television presenters and IR35. Do you run a personal services company? …

March 11, 2018 News
 
 
 
 

Take the penalty out of Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment submission and self-assessment personal tax is a tricky thing to add into the equation, especially when you have a business and personal life to manage, and here at warrenshute.com, we want to help. I guess my Facebook live update on 27th January reached the 10.7 million people who submitted their self-assessment tax returns before…

 
 
 
 
 
 
stock market

Volatile markets and a sunny economy

Although we have experienced a little volatility in recent weeks, the overall outlook for the economy looks pretty sunny, more than I can say for the weather outside my window!  But hey, my wife keeps reminding me it’s February what do I expect!  So the overall economic outlook should support equity prices for a while, particularly if investors take…

February 19, 2018 Market Commentary
 
 
 
 
 
Stock market

Interview between Paul and Warren about the recent stock market volitiltiy

Does the stock market volatility or the risk of interest rate rises concern you? In this video, Paul Stafford asks Certified Financial Planner Warren Shute what are the wider implications of this for both investors and non-investors, property owners and renters.   The video finishes with Warren letting us know that he’ll be speaking on…

 
 
 
 
 

To Bit or Not to Bit: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are receiving intense media coverage, prompting many investors to wonder whether these new types of electronic money deserve a place in their portfolios. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank issues the currency, and…

 
 
 
 
Charity giving

Charity Giving and Tax Saving

We all know someone who has been affected by cancer and prostate cancer affects 1 in 8 men in the UK!  When I heard this statistic I was shocked! So, Nicky, Olly, Bella, Monty and myself decided to join forces with some good friends and take part in a 7-mile walk, from Luton rugby club,…

February 2, 2018 Handy Guides