Global dividends in 2020

A recent report showed that global dividend payments held up much better than those in the UK in 2020. Source: Janus Henderson For investors in UK shares and funds investing in UK companies, 2020 was a grim year when it … Continue reading

The twenty-year IHT freeze

The freeze on the inheritance tax (IHT) nil rate band will mean more tax from more estates. The big freeze In March 2006 the then Chancellor, Gordon Brown, announced that the IHT nil rate band for 2009/10 would be £325,000. … Continue reading

Should you incorporate?

The planned increase in corporation tax has changed some of the mathematics on incorporation. The Budget announced a significant change to corporation tax from 2023: Small companies, with profits of up to £50,000, would continue to pay the tax at … Continue reading

Tax Day 2021

The Spring Budget on 3 March was not the end of the taxing story. The run up to the March Budget was accompanied by much press speculation about changes to capital gains tax (CGT), inheritance tax (IHT) and pension tax … Continue reading

UK interest rates quadruple in two months

The UK base rate may be stuck at 0.1%, but there is interest rate movement elsewhere. The Bank of England has kept its base rate below 1% for over 12 years now. The rate first dropped to 0.5% on 5 … Continue reading