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Cover your family in case you can't ‘bring home the bacon’

Michael Kennedy
Here’s a question for you: do you like bacon? Even if you don’t, would you be able to ‘bring home the bacon’ to pay your family bills if you couldn’t work? The average UK employee has enough savings to keep the household for 32 days, if they stopped earning.

Why such noisy markets?

Peter McGahan
IN the wake of stock market volatility, Donald Trump announces that his biggest threat is the Federal Reserve.

R&D tax incentives should not be ignored

Janette Burns
QUESTION: What does my business have to do to qualify for Research & Development tax relief and how is this tax relief given? ANSWER: The Government’s Research & Development tax relief incentive allows companies to claim additional tax savings on the research costs they incur.

Is this legislation too good to be true?

Paddy Harty
QUESTION: What is the new “loan charge” legislation being brought in from April 2019? ANSWER: Over the past 20 years an industry has developed in the avoidance of PAYE and national insurance contributions.

Childcare vouchers deadline fast approaching

Malachy McLernon
QUESTION: Our first child was born recently and I have received information in relation to childcare vouchers and I note a new scheme, Tax Free Childcare, has commenced, but I can still register for the old scheme.

FAANGS for the bites Facebook

Peter McGahan
WHEN the FTSE100 nosedived in at the turn of the century, it was fifteen years later those exposed to that market would see the index return to its December 1999 level.

What workplace perks do I pay tax on?

Feargal McCormack
QUESTION: My small business has got bigger over the years and I am keen to reward my loyal workforce with any tax free benefits that are available.

Salary or dividend - what's best when you work for the family firm?

Janette Burns
QUESTION: Should I pay myself a dividend from my family company or am I better paying myself a salary? ANSWER: As a shareholder in a company it is possible to take advantage of a number of tax planning opportunities which are not available to other business structures.

Two or five-year fixed rate?

Gareth McKeown
WHAT is a mortgage owner to do? Most have acclimatised to ultra-low rates well below the norm.

Before your year ends

Paddy Harty
QUESTION: I have a small family business that is operated through a limited company with a September 30 year end.

Are you a snowflake?

Michael Kennedy
IT’S the latest buzzword for describing people currently in their 20s and early 30s, and falls somewhat short of being a compliment.

Inheritance stealth taxing

Peter McGahan
INHERITANCE tax is comfortably one of the most crippling of all taxes, particularly for beneficiaries.

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