Following the failure of Teresa May to win a majority at the election there is a lack of clarity as to which of the changes to the tax system will go ahead. Will there now be pressure to increase the tax on higher earners by either not increasing the higher rate threshold or otherwise changing the system to get a bit more tax out of higher earners? Will the reduction in the tax-free dividend allowance from £5,000 to £2,000 be re-introduced having been hastily withdrawn?
Ian Sheekey left Hugh Davies & Co to join Total Tax in Fordingbridge after more than twelve years. We are sorry to see him go but in some ways it may be beneficial to the firm. We are now a smaller firm, all working on the same floor of the office. This will be good for efficiency and client service.
Under the terms of our agreement I cannot act for his clients and he cannot act for mine. If this inconveniences some clients who still wish to be looked after in Salisbury there are arrangements in place for meetings and the drop off of records.
The Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his first Autumn Statement on Wednesday 23 November, it has been announced. The date was revealed in an appearance before the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. He said: ‘In the run-up to the Autumn Statement, I will be engaging with Britain’s business leaders and employee representatives through a series of industry round tables, meetings and visits.’