Updated Key Guides July 2017


Our updated Key Guides July 2017

Business as usual while the government regroups

Despite the roller-coaster last few months since our last Key Guides update, there is still uncertainty as to government plans on the economy, Budget policies and of course the ongoing Brexit negotiations. But that doesn’t mean everyone else should put their plans on hold.

The ordinary business of looking after your savings and investments doesn’t stop, so we’ve taken the opportunity of the hiatus in government activity to create some new guides on topics that have new relevance:

  • In the last few years, investment in property, particularly buy-to-let, has grown in popularity. ‘Safe as houses’ is not a cliché for nothing. But recent changes to the tax rules around buy-to-let mean it’s not quite as tax-effective as it once was. Our new guide takes you through the key issues.
  • HM Revenue & Customs’ controversial Making Tax Digital (MTD) project has been given a new timetable. While only businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold will have to start filing digital VAT returns from April 2019, MTD will affect many firms. Designed to bring tax compliance into the 21st century, it’s worth starting to plan for it now.

Our specialist Key Guides publications provide you with expert content on topics ranging from estate planning to protection for your family and investing for income when you retire. We hope that they are both informative and stimulating.

Contact Paul Southward or your usual KSK contact to discuss any issues that you think may affect you. For further information on any of the topics above and to view our full set of updated Key Guides, please click on the links below:-

  • Pensions and tax planning for high earners



  • Starting and selling a business



  • Accessing your company profits



  • *NEW* The taxation of property *NEW*



  • *NEW*Making tax digital *NEW*



Contact Paul Southward if you have any queries.

Paul Southward