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Money Management – May 2016

In this month’s money management, we look at:

  • Buying your first home

    Buy to Let

    Landlords and how buy-to-let investors rushed to complete before the April 2016 stamp duty changes took effect.
  • How the national living wage has now become a legal requirement for employers.
  • A number of changes to capital gains tax and entrepreneurs’ relief have been introduced for 2016/17.
  • We also look at the attitudes of senior managers can often be an obstacle to the introduction of flexible working.
  • Stamp duty changes lead to buy-to-let surge.
  • Changes to stamp duty introduced in April 2016 have been linked to changes in the buy-to-let market.

Autumn Statement 2015

In George Osborne’s Autumn Statement there were few big surprises and headline grabbing announcements we’ve recently come to expect.


In a combined Spending Review and Autumn Statement, changes to government departmental budgets dominated the Chancellor’s speech.

Day-to-day spending of government departments will fall by an average of 0.8% a year in real terms.

The transport (37%), energy (22%) and business (17%) departments are facing the largest cuts. The core administration budget for culture, media and sport will fall by 20% but there will be increased funding for the Arts Council and sport.

NHS spending in England will increase from £101 billion in 2015/16 to £120 billion by 2020/21, including £6 billion next year. It is also expected to make £22 billion in efficiency savings in the next 5 years.

The economic news was largely positive. The combined effect of better tax receipts and lower debt interest has resulted in a £27 billion improvement in public finances compared to July.

The government will borrow £8 billion less than forecast and aims to have a budget surplus of £10.1 billion by 2020.

GDP is forecast to grow by 2.4% this year and has been revised up from July to 2.4% in 2016 and 2.5% in 2017.

Apart from the economic update, the Chancellor did announce some measures that will affect businesses and individuals. The following report summarises the announcements made by Chancellor George Osborne during the 2015 Autumn Statement on Wednesday 25 November 2015.

Being married has it's tax perks


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If you are married or in a civil partnership then the changes in the budget will allow you to claim part of your spouse/partner tax allowances if they earn less than £10,600 this year.   You have to earn less than £42,385.  

It’s simple to make a claim, simply visit the HMRC website and complete your application online HMRC.  It’s another great tax planning tool, so if you would like to know how to save even more tax, speak to one of our advisers today.


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