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Services sector exports record numbers, report shows

Jan 28, 2019

The UK services sector has experienced a record year, increasing exports to regions all around the world. The report, published by the Department for International Trade (DIT), shows that services exports grew the most to the Americas, rising by 2.6 per ...


Wages showing fastest increase in almost a decade

Nov 15, 2018

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the three months to September. When comparing the figures with the same period last year, wages - excluding ...

Making Tax Digital

Bringing tax into the 21st century

Nov 12, 2018

In a world where everything is done online such as banking, paying bills and shopping, it makes sense for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to bring tax affairs fully into the 21st century. Making Tax Digital (MTD) is part of the ...

Inheritance Tax

HMRC considering reforming trusts that allow families to pay less inheritance tax

Nov 08, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers could be affected by potential reforms of the financial arrangements that allow them to pass on their wealth. For decades, trusts have been set up in various forms by hundreds of thousands of families attempting to ...


How the Budget has affected high earners

Nov 07, 2018

Since the autumn Budget, it is estimated that there are now one million people who will effectively face a 60 per cent tax rate on their income. The current flaws in the tax system mean that if you are a mum ...


Autumn Budget 2018

Oct 29, 2018

The sun was already edging behind the London skyline by the time Chancellor Philip Hammond rose to the despatch box to deliver the first Monday Budget since 1962 – pushed back to 3.30pm because of later Parliamentary sitting times on ...

Phil's twins

New arrivals

Mar 20, 2018

We would like to congratulate Phil Welsby and his wife Michelle, on the arrival of their twin girls Elise Vee and Esther Minnie who were  born on Tuesday 13th March weighing 5lb 9oz and 5lb 4oz. Congratulations from the Walker Begley Team!...


Landlords: Protect yourselves from higher tax bills

Dec 04, 2017

  We recently spoke at the Landlords Seminar about how Landlords can take steps to reduce their tax bill, below we highlight the key points discussed: Since 2016, various changes in income tax, capital gains tax and stamp duty land tax have been ...


Summarising the Autumn Budget…

Nov 23, 2017

  The day of the much anticipated Autumn Budget 2017 has finally arrived. Phillip Hammond has now delivered the Budget, set to make Britain ‘fit for the future’ and help the UK ‘seize opportunities’ from Brexit. Here are the key points which ...


Has the era of low interest rates and cheap borrowing ended?

Nov 03, 2017

  As you will no doubt have heard by now the Bank of England has raised its base rate for the first time in over 10 years from 0.25% to 0.5%. For many borrowers, this will be their first experience of ...


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