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Head of Tax Technical - Lisa Macpherson

Post Spring Statement- Tax-related consultations and calls for evidence

The Chancellor kept his promise yesterday and spoke for barely 20 minutes. He had promised not to make any tax announcements, and kept his word, although he did release a number of tax-related consultations and calls for evidence. Among these were:

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Ward Goodman Group Director, Gareth Simon with Director, Alex Foster.

Ward Goodman announce exciting further developments

Ward Goodman, the Dorset based firm of Chartered Accountants and Independent Financial Advisers, is going from strength to strength with the Financial Services team continuing to exceed all expectations, having doubled its funds under management, annual turnover has increased by 92% over the last 5 years.

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Gary Quick

Marriage and money - planning your financial future together

Money can put a huge strain on a relationship, and as the saying goes, "when money goes out the door, love flies out the window". It is currently UK Marriage Week and with Valentine's Day also just around the corner on 14 February, one of the most respected financial planning businesses in the South West, Francis Clark Financial Planning (FCFP) is getting involved by encouraging married couples to plan their financial futures together.

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Robert Newcombe, executive financial adviser at Poole-based Blue Sky Financial Planning

Free savings and pensions advice at drop-in clinic

A free savings and pensions drop-in clinic is to be held at a thriving coffee lounge and business hub this month. Financial expert, Robert Newcombe, will be offering free financial advice at The Coffee Lounge in West Moors.

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Kirsty Small

Payroll Update Seminars - everything you need to know about the recent legislation changes

PKF Francis Clark is hosting two 'Payroll Update Seminars' in the South West, where delegates will receive a comprehensive update, which will guide them through all the recent legislative changes and those that will be coming up in the near future. PKF Francis Clark will also be covering the common problems and pitfalls that their clients regularly need help and advice with.

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Lorna Carver

£16.6 million key infrastructure funding for Dorset

The Government has announced it is investing £16.6 million to local authorities in Dorset via its Housing Infrastructure Fund.

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Julian Smith, Tax Partner, PKF Francis Clark

Budget comment - Welcome help for first-time buyers

By Julian Smith, Tax Partner, PKF Francis Clark As always it was in the last few minutes of his Budget speech that the Chancellor pulled his 'white fluffy rabbit' out of the hat.

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Ross McNally, Hampshire Chamber Executive Chairman

Hampshire Chamber calls for 'business investment' Budget

Ahead of the Budget on 22 November, 2017, Ross McNally, Executive Chair of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "With Brexit taking up much of the oxygen of debate around the needs of the economy, it's vital that the Chancellor is not distracted from tackling the fundamental issues that affect job creation, productivity and growth.

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John Endacott, Tax Partner, PKF Francis Clark

PKF Francis Clark's Autumn Budget predictions

Tax is very much in the news at the moment with the revelations contained in what the BBC have dubbed "The paradise Papers". In addition we have the Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget on November 22. The further background to this is a government short of money, looking towards Brexit and seen as unstable and trying to balance competing agendas. So what might happen?

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Business advisors issue 10-point wish-list for Budget

Business advisors issue 10-point wish-list for Budget

Top 30 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming, has issued a 10-point wish-list for the Chancellor's Autumn Budget to be delivered on 22 November 2017.

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Rock star awards Chris Downing Bev Cattano and Debbie Cohen

Inspire awarded Company Star of the Year

South Coast accountancy firm, Inspire, has been awarded Company Star of the Year by the Rock Star Awards. The prestigious title is awarded to the firm with fewer than 50 employees, who are able to demonstrate they are hiring, training and nurturing young people.

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Gary Neild, Managing Director of Poole-based Blue Sky Financial Planning

Blue Sky boss responds to today's interest rate rise, the first in ten years

Gary Neild, Managing Director of Poole-based Blue Sky Financial Planning, said: "The rise in the bank base rate by 0.25% to 0.5% is a wise move that is needed to help counter inflation which is at a five-year high and outstripping wages. "While in percentage terms the rate rise is significant, the 'real' impact will be slight. But it does send out a message that consumers and businesses should never be complacent about debt. Household debt is rising five times faster than earnings and at some point you need to encourage savers and discourage borrowers.

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