‘The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young’

WITH THE UK’S POPULATION AGEING, MORE PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING WITH LONG-TERM CARE NEEDS. OSCAR WILDE ONCE SAID: ‘THE TRAGEDY OF OLD AGE IS NOT THAT ONE IS OLD, BUT THAT ONE IS YOUNG.’ BUT THE GOOD NEWS OF RISING LIFE EXPECTANCY ALSO BRINGS WITH IT THE CHALLENGE OF HOW WE FUND OUR FUTURE CARE COSTS. THE QUESTION IS: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OOKING AFTER US IF WE NEED CARE IN OLD AGE?

HMRC delays Making Tax Digital scheme

BREAKING NEWS – As of yesterday (13 July 2017) ministers have confirmed a new timetable for Making Tax Digital and have delayed rollout by ‘at least’ two years until 2020, although quarterly VAT reporting using the system will be mandatory from 2019.

Corporation Tax: The Patent Box

The Patent Box enables companies to apply a lower rate of Corporation Tax to profits earned after 1 April 2013 from its patented inventions. The relief will be phased in from 1 April 2013 and the lower rate of Corporation Tax to be applied will be 10%. This guidance only refers to patents but your… Continue reading Corporation Tax: The Patent Box

INCORPORATING A PROPERTY BUSINESS

Investors in residential property may be feeling like the government is out to get them. Increases to stamp duty, higher capital gains tax rates and the mortgage interest relief restriction have combined to make property investment much more expensive.

Robot Pubs – Could this be the future?

Robot Pubs – Could this be the future?
Robot Pub a forward thinking hospitality focussed technology company, offering EPOS and complimentary technologies, such as self-service and loyalty, to pubs and bars! The Thirsty Bear, where they initially piloted their latest technology, and which they now use to pilot and tweak new products, as well as test new software releases before launching to a wider customer base.

LEADING ACCOUNTANTS MOVE TO ‘THE OCTAGON’

LB Group, a Top 75 firm of Chartered Accountants, have relocated their Colchester office into the prestige ‘Octagon’ office building. The second floor suite totalling just under 5,000 sq. ft has been totally refitted to provide a mix of open plan and partitioned accommodation.