Tag Archives: UK Election

Budget likely to be 24 March

Budget 2010 Synopsis: Report by The Times suggests Budget could be 24 March The 2010 Spring Budget has been ´heavily pencilled in´ for 24 March, according to a report in The Times of 8 February. That would allow several days of Budget-related debates in the House of Commons before the dissolution of Parliament and the […]

Child Trust Fund

Synopsis: Another round of Child Trust Fund payments is about to begin. The launch of the Child Trust Fund (CTF) was one of those pieces of legislation regularly re-announced by Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor. The first proposals appeared in a Treasury paper in April 2001. There was a formal announcement of the scheme […]

Principal Private Residence Relief ?

CAPITAL GAINS TAX PLANNING Synopsis: The publicity surrounding the subject of MPs “flipping” properties may well have brought the CGT second residence rules under closer scrutiny. Here, we consider how those rules work. There has been considerable publicity over MPs “flipping” their choice of private residence for expenses purposes. As a result it would seem […]