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From time to time, we produce information for clients on a number of topical and important issues, some of which can be found below:

Moore Thompson staff provide festive treats for young patients - January 16, 2017

Staff from Moore Thompson gave Santa a run for his money in December, by delivering a package of gifts to children at Pilgrim Hospital. Staff, friends and a few members of the public, who had heard about Moore Thompson’s call for presents, joined in the gift giving and went with them to the hospital in … Continue reading Moore Thompson staff provide festive treats for young patients


Moore Thompson sponsors Peterborough Biscuit Business event - January 16, 2017

The Peterborough Arena is to play host to The Peterborough Biscuit Business Event, which will showcase the diverse business community that operates in and around the area. Moore Thompson is delighted to be the gold sponsor for the Finance and Accounts sector of the event, which takes place on Wednesday 8th February, from 8am to … Continue reading Moore Thompson sponsors Peterborough Biscuit Business event


Buy-to-let sector to continue to grow, but at slower pace in 2017, says CML - January 16, 2017

The end of 2016 saw a significant increase in remortgaging, with figures hitting a seven-year high in October, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The new data from the CML showed that re-mortgage activity for October grew by the previous year and the highest amount since 2009. The Council has also predicted that … Continue reading Buy-to-let sector to continue to grow, but at slower pace in 2017, says CML


Almost half of DB pension holders not properly informed - January 16, 2017

A new report has found that 45 per cent of defined benefit (DB) members approaching retirement do not feel properly informed enough to transfer their pension. In a survey conducted by insurance provider LV= a total of 1,004 adults over the age of 55 with a DB pension were questioned. 29 per cent responded that … Continue reading Almost half of DB pension holders not properly informed


More than 4 million additional workers saving into pensions in last four years - January 16, 2017

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that since 2012, the number of people saving into a workplace pension has increased by 4.4 million. This means that in 2015 nearly 7 million people have now saved more than £82 billion into workplace pension schemes, with even more expected to have … Continue reading More than 4 million additional workers saving into pensions in last four years


Moore Thompson to share accountancy expertise at UK’s biggest farming show - January 16, 2017

Moore Thompson has begun making final preparations for our attendance at this year’s LAMMA show – the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and services event. Due to take place on Wednesday, 18 and Thursday, 19 January, the show at the East of England Showground in Peterborough, regularly attracts more than 45,000 farmers from across the … Continue reading Moore Thompson to share accountancy expertise at UK’s biggest farming show


Businesses benefit from Moore Thompson’s tax conference - December 19, 2016
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More than 100 leading business owners and professionals from across the East of England attended our annual tax conference at the end of November. The event, held at the South Holland Centre, was organised by the firm to assist businesses with the latest changes to the UK’s tax regime – including amendments made in the … Continue reading Businesses benefit from Moore Thompson’s tax conference


Government moves to curb salary sacrifice - December 19, 2016
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Prior to the Autumn Statement there were rumours that Chancellor Philip Hammond might limit the perks offered to employees. However, it soon became clear that the government was out to prevent any tax advantage from salary sacrifice schemes, when the Chancellor announced that, from April 2017, any employer national insurance contribution (NIC) tax advantages would … Continue reading Government moves to curb salary sacrifice


SMEs given greater certainty over future with abolition of Autumn Statement - December 19, 2016
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When the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond rose to give his first Autumn Statement few would have thought that it would be the last he would ever give. However, after speaking for almost an hour the Chancellor controversially announced that he would be moving away from a Spring Budget and Autumn Statement towards a … Continue reading SMEs given greater certainty over future with abolition of Autumn Statement


Changes to Pension taxes may make ISAs more attractive - December 19, 2016
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A new report from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has found that changes to the tax regime may make pensions less attractive than ISAs to many wealthy workers. Since 2010 the UK pensions have experienced a number of changes which the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) found made private pensions less attractive than other forms of … Continue reading Changes to Pension taxes may make ISAs more attractive


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