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Bitcoin - where will it all end?

Peter McGahan
WE covered the Bitcoin issue three weeks ago, and despite me saying it could get to $20,000, I didn’t think it would be that quick (it was $7,200 at the time).

A Christmas party can be both rewarding and tax efficient

Janette Burns
QUESTION: Can I give my staff a tax free cash bonus before Christmas to reward them for all their hard work this year? ANSWER: If you decide to reward your staff with cash bonuses this Christmas, then this payment will need to be taxed at source through your payroll system as it will be subject to tax and national insurance.

What does the Budget mean for my family business?

Paddy Harty
QUESTION: Following Philip Hammond’s Budget last Wednesday, what are the main points I need to be aware of for my family business? ANSWER: The Chancellor noted that whilst there are lots of challenges in the economy, it is not all doom and gloom.

Triple lock lives to fight another day

Michael Kennedy
WELL, it was Budget week again last week, and working people have by and large breathed a sigh of relief that no really bad news has come in relation to our pensions.

Don't let 'motherhood penalty' harm your pension

Michael Kennedy
Are you thinking of taking a day or two off work this month, perhaps to get some early Christmas shopping done? If you are a woman, it could be that you don’t need to, because you have been on holiday for the last week.

Tax sting on PPI claims

Feargal McCormack
QUESTION: I have received a cheque from my bank for being mis-sold PPI on a number of loans over a long number of years.

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