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Capital Gains Tax – An Overview

October 2021

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Capital Gains Tax, often referred to as CGT, is a tax applied to the selling of an asset you own. You pay tax on the gain, not the amount you sold it for, hence the name Capital Gains Tax. What is capital gains tax? Capital Gains Tax is the amount payable on the profit when […]

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The Importance of Cash Flow Forecasting

October 2021

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Regardless of the business size and longevity of its operations, cash flow forecasting holds an integral role in decision making. It’s all well and good that business owners (like yourselves) know the ins and outs of their company, especially when it comes to future expectations of your profit and loss accounts.  However, what you would […]

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Apprenticeships and Graduate Traineeships at Aston Shaw

October 2021

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For those who have a clear idea of the career they’d like to pursue, apprenticeships and traineeships are fast becoming the most preferable route into a chosen profession. They’re perfect for 16-24 year olds with little or no experience in their chosen field. You get hands-on training, as well as being able to put these […]

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Comes to an End

September 2021

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The UK government’s furlough scheme, which has been protecting millions of jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, officially came to an end today after 18 months. At the beginning of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the UK government paid 80% towards the wages of those who were unable to work, or whose employers could no […]

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Aston Shaw retains Platinum Approved Employer Status for a further 3 years

September 2021

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Aston Shaw celebrates this week after once again obtaining the highly sought-after ‘Platinum ACCA Approved Employer’ status.  In May, the company participated in the ACCA Approved Employer Review, and we are delighted to confirm that we have retained our ‘platinum’ level status for a further three years – the highest obtainable award.  The ACCA Approved […]

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Are You Cybercrime Savvy?

September 2021

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Cybercrime has been a long-standing issue, and we have only seen it grow since the beginning of the pandemic. The BBC have reported that investment scams have quadrupled since virus lockdown. Your financial security is our priority, so we’ve put together some information that can help you identify suspicious activity in the digital world. The […]

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NICs and Dividend Tax Rates 2022 Summary

September 2021

NIC and Dividend Changes 2021

In a bid to help fund health and social care costs, National Insurance contributions (NICs) and dividend tax rates will rise from April 2022 National Insurance Contribution changes from April 2022 Employees will pay 1.25% more on National Insurance (NI) from April 2022. A recap on who pays NI: All employees on their salaries (those […]

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Do I Have to Pay UK Tax on Foreign Income?

September 2021

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We get asked this question a lot. So often in fact that we decided it’s a subject worth covering in a blog. In most cases, there is a simple answer to this question. If you are not a UK resident, you won’t need to pay tax in the UK. If you are a UK resident, […]

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Chris becomes a Chartered Tax Advisor

August 2021

Chris Lock - Chartered Tax Adviser

Aston Shaw has been celebrating this week, as longstanding team member and tax specialist, Chris Lock, has recently qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA). Chris started his career with us in 2015, during which time he has completed all his qualifications, including MAAT and ACCA. During this time, he has developed relationships with a […]

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