Tax Enquiry Protection

HMRC enquiry activities are at record levels and they are continuously being targeted to increase tax revenues by being granted wider powers of enquiry. They will carry out Business Records Checks, Compliance Visits and Interventions covering all aspects of tax.  Many enquiries are completely random and anyone that pays tax can come under an enquiry.…

Five ways to maximise your pension return

Sibbalds Financial Services (our sister company to Sibbalds Chartered Accountants) are today turning their attention to Pensions, and have come up with five simple ways for you to maximise your pension return: 1 Start early. Soon-to-be pensioners should start thinking about how they wish to draw an income from their pension well in advance of retirement. An initial…

Critical Illness Cover

Sibbalds Financial Services (our sister company to Sibbalds Chartered Accountants) are back, answering the questions which you have sent us this week. Today’s question focuses on Critical Illness Cover, particularly how children could also be protected by your policy. Question 1: Q. I have been looking into taking out Critical Illness Cover; do plans insure…

Business Confidence Looks Set to Improve

The latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) has shown the welcome news that business confidence looks set to improve in the second quarter of 2013, with the latest figure currently standing at +16.7. The increase follows on from the the previous figure of +12.8, which was reported back in Q1 2013. The Confidence…