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Key Points to the Budget 2014

Personal Tax Allowances For people born after 6 April 1948, the personal tax allowance for 2014/15 is £10,000. This will increase to £10,500 from 6 April 2015. For people born on 5 April 1948 or before, the personal tax allowance for 2014.15 is £10,660. From April 2015, spouses and civil […]

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Managing the Child Benefit Tax Charge

The high income child benefit charge was introduced on 7 January 2013 meaning that if you already file a self assessment tax return you will probably have to provide us with more information than previously for your 2012/13 tax return. This is because your partner’s financial position can now be […]

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Scam Alert – Insurance Claims

Members of the public are being contacted by companies or individuals claiming to work for the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) or acting on their behalf. The MIB have created a Scam Alert update detailing how members of the public are being contacted by cold callers.  The caller may: Say that […]

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Apprenticeships

According to figures released by the National Apprenticeship Service almost 370,000 apprenticeship applications were submitted online between February and April 2013. This represents growth of over 32% when compared to the same period last year. Apprenticeship vacancies have also grown significantly with 32,600 vacancies advertised in the same three months. […]

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We’re through to the final!!

All the team at Finton Doyle are delighted to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the Accountancy Firm of the Year (up to 5 partners) for the North West Finance Awards. After an anonymous nomination put Finton Doyle forward for the award, and a thorough interview […]

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Unclaimed Premium Bond Prizes

Did you know there is no time limit for claiming a premium bond win, with the oldest outstanding prize dating back to 1957? Currently National Savings and Investments (NS&I) are looking for the winners of nearly £44million premium bond prizes.  There is no time limit for claiming a premium bond […]

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National Minimum Wage to Increase

The Government has accepted the Independent Low Pay Commission’s (LPC’s) recommendations to increase this years adult and youth wage rates. From the 1st October 2013 the National Minimum Wage will be: • The adult rate (20 years plus) will increase by 12p to £6.31 an hour • The 18-20 year […]

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Beware Pension Liberation

Have you been approached by firms that promise you instant cash from your pension fund? This is known as pension liberation, and involves taking cash from your pension fund before you reach the retirement age set by your pension scheme. Unscrupulous firms persuade individuals to apply to move their pension […]

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