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Budget commentary from Smith & Williamson

Budget commentary from Smith & Williamson

Welcome to our full commentary of the 2013 Budget.

The Budget booklet can be downloaded HERE and includes:
– personal and trust taxes
– pensions, investments and capital taxes
– employment taxes
– business taxes
– VAT and other indirect taxes
– property taxes
– avoidance and evasion.
– Our Budget tax rate card can be downloaded HERE.

Please visit our Budget web pages for more information. If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch with your usual Smith & Williamson contact or me at the email address given below.

Richard Mannion
Director of National Tax
[email protected]
020 7131 4252

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Looking to the crowd

Looking to the crowd

Guy Rigby, author of From Vision to Exit and head of entrepreneurs at Smith & Williamson, considers the arrival of crowdfunding with its opportunities and pitfalls for businesses. Access to funding isn’t getting any easier for the UK’s small and medium sized enterprises, aka SMEs. With most businesses unwilling or unsuited to raising traditional venture… Continue Reading

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R&D Tax Credits For Entrepreneurs

R&D Tax Credits For Entrepreneurs

Author: Laurence Bard, Partner, Tax Services to Businesses Despite being on the statute books for over a decade, there are still companies not claiming the hugely valuable research and development (R&D) tax relief. This is often because they do not realise they are carrying out R&D, and nor do their accountants who see only ‘wages… Continue Reading

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From management team to board

From management team to board

Author: Guy Rigby, Head of Entrepreneurs The following article is an edited extract from Guy Rigby’s book, From Vision to Exit – The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building and Selling a Business. There comes a time in the development of a business when it is often beneficial or deemed desirable by the shareholders for a distinction… Continue Reading

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Is your finance function up to scratch?

Is your finance function up to scratch?

Author: Simon Peskett, Associate Director of Assurance and business services With continuing volatility and an uncertain economic future, the management of your financial performance is more critical than ever. More and more owner managers are looking at their finance functions and asking whether they are delivering what’s required. Here we look at ten key questions… Continue Reading

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