10 things to do to save tax in the new tax year

Check your PAYE tax code The tax code is the identifier that tells an employer how much tax should be deducted from people’s salaries when they get paid. It’s important to check your tax code. If you have multiple employers or pension providers, you may get more than one tax code. If you’re on the wrong…

HOW MUCH CAN I PUT INTO MY PENSION

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  Even the best laid plans can go awry and with three potential types of pension annual allowances to deal with, it is inevitable that maximising pension contributions for clients might be left close to April 5. ‘How much can I contribute to my pension this year?’ seems a simple question on the face of it,…

The most searched pensions questions of 2021

Are pensions taxable? According to The Compensation Experts, ‘are pensions taxable?’ was searched 5,760 times on Google between May 2020 and April this year. Answer: ‘Your pension is treated as earned income and is subject to income tax. However, it is important to remember that you’re usually able to withdraw 25% of your pension pot…

Budget 2021

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Budget 2021 – what you need to know In a Budget dominated by measures aimed at helping businesses and the economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, there were also some significant announcements when it comes to your pensions, savings and the tax you pay. Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s second Budget, delivered on 3…

Tax planning with redundancy payments

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Tax planning with redundancy payments Redundancies are an unfortunate consequence of current times. And with the Government’s furlough scheme coming to an end, there may be more employers who will need to make cuts to their workforce. It’s important that those facing redundancy understand what is included in their lump sum payment, how it’s taxed…

‘Summer Statement’

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The Chancellor yesterday made his “Summer Statement”. I have summarised the key points and the potential impact for your clients and their families below. As always if you have any questions please let me know. Economic Backdrop In the first two months of the FY 2020/21, UK government borrowing has exceeded £100bn and according to…

NHS Staff

One Day A Week dedicated to NHS Staff for a 15 minute Zoom Call At Our Cost Our amazing NHS workers are facing an extremely challenging and daunting future. They are essentially putting their lives on the line for us. Day in. Day out. On top of the worries of the coronavirus pandemic, we have…

Your Covid-19 Government Support Scheme Guide

Bentley IFA has been reviewing the various support schemes offered by the government. Please find below the updated government matrix, which includes details for rules on supporting the self-employed.   Individuals / Employees Self-Employed Individuals* Businesses / Employers*  Coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline –  Webchat – Speak to an adviser – for problems paying taxes due to coronavirus (COVID-19),…