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New Theatre Tax Relief

On the Monday 1 September 2014 a new theatre tax relief was launched which is estimated to benefit around 250 production companies.  This means that plays, musicals, opera, ballet, dance and circus productions could receive support from the government. Chancellor of...

Working Tax Credits and the Self Employed

To be entitled to tax credits you must be in ‘qualifying remunerative work’. There is no restriction on claiming Working Tax Credits if you are self-employed. This could be a valuable source of additional income to those who are un-employed and considering a return to...

Major Changes to the UK benefits System

Many thousands of households across the UK will be affected by changes to the benefits system from April 2013, all part of government plans for the biggest shake-up of the welfare system for decades. Government ministers argued that the changes were necessary to...