Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the 2017 Autumn Budget against a backdrop of ongoing economic uncertainty. The OBR revised down its outlook for productivity growth, business investment and GDP growth across the forecast period. The Chancellor announced a range of measures that will affect businesses and individuals, including immediate abolition of stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers on homes worth under £300,000, and a rise in tax free Personal Allowance of £11,850 from April 2018. Our informative Budget Report provides an overview of the key announcements arising from the Chancellor's speech which may have an impact upon your business and your personal finances.
Plan now to save tax ahead of the year end, the sooner we act the better! With the year end approaching, now is the ideal time to consider whether you are making the most of the tax-saving opportunities available to you. Our 2017/18 Year End Strategies Guide contains practical guidance and ideas to implement before 5 April 2018 to help you and your business to minimise the tax burden and increase profitability.
After 28 long years of being a partner in Whitelaw Wells (since 1989), David finally thrown in his towel and called it a day! At last there is no more accounts, audit or even 31 January deadline to fuss about. Guess what? His new role as a free man now includes part-time baby siting for his first grand daughter. We all wished him a very happy retirement and he will surely be missed. Pictured is David's retirement do with his fellow partners at North Berwick.