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Compulsory workplace pensions

Starting from October 2012, employers will enrol workers into a workplace pension. When you pay into your pension, your employer and the government will contribute too. I previously lived in Australia where they have had this system for some years. The Australian experience shows that this works and is a step in the right direction. I […]

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Trustees Annual Report

OSCR would like your Trustees Annual Report to be more than a “box ticking” exercise. At a recent conference I attended, a session with OSCR highlighted the following; – does your “Trustees Annual Report” (TAR) show the passion of the Trustees in the report ? – make it interesting by putting photos and graphs in […]

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How Gift Aid works.

There has been a lot of coverage in the press recently about tax relief for charitable donations. When you make a donation to your church, or charity or to a community amateur sports club you can make a declaration that your donation is made under Gift Aid. This declaration can be made in writing, online or over […]

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New financial product – “MIDIs”

Not another one !. A new financial product !. I haven’t met one person who fully understands all the financial products and risk tools that exist in the maze called “the finance world”. So here us another newie to add to the maze. It is called “MIDIs”. “MINIs” are a form of warrant. That is […]

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ISA accounts. A genuine tax break !.

What if I told you that you can earn interest and pay no tax on it ? Would you believe it is possible ? It is !. WHAT IS AN ISA ? – ISA’s are “individual savings accounts”. When you invest up to £5,340 pounds in them, the interest earned is tax free !. (you […]

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New legal “form” or type of Scottish charity.

From the 1st January, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has introduced a new legal “form” or type of charity. This is unique to Scottish charities. Scotland leads the way again !. They have named it as follows; “Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation”. I notice on their brief, they call these new organisations: “SCIO Organisations”, or […]

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Tax on UK Pensions. What age is it tax free ?

I was recently asked about tax advice regarding UK pensions… Under current legislation, the minimum age from which you are able to draw funds from a UK Pension Scheme is 55. As a result you will not be able to you access any of your Pension Funds until you reach 55. Talk to your pension […]

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Welcome

Peter Hall provides tax, accounting, payroll, business and administration services & advice. We have accumulated 35 years experience in banking, tax and accounting. We also offer administration services to Charities. You can keep contact with us by Skype, or FaceTime if you are an apple user if urgent issues arise. We also has an agent code with HMRC for […]

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