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Tax Rates 2020/21

Tax Rates 2020/21

Introduction We have summarised the key rates and allowances which are fundamental to our business and personal lives. We are sure that you will find them a useful point of reference and have set out below a few examples of how they can be used. Personal tax rates As...

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households During this difficult time for businesses and households, the Bank of England has put together a list of sites where you can find the latest updates from the Government. The following has been circulated by the bank...

Boris’ plan for the NHS

Boris’ plan for the NHS

Boris’ plan for the NHS After winning the general election last month Conservative leader Boris Johnson has confirmed that the NHS would be a top priority for the government. The Conservative manifesto stated that the NHS budget will increase by £33.9 billion by...

Hawsons makes history after 165 years in business

Hawsons Chartered Accountants is 165 years old Hawsons Chartered Accountants was founded in the city of Sheffield in 1854 – more than 25 years before the creation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales – by Alfred Allott and John Hewett....

The Election Result: What are the tax implications?

The Election Result: What are the tax implications?

Tax implications of the Election Result The general election has ended and the Conservatives have secured a large majority winning 365 seats. What does this mean for tax?  How will the election result affect you or your business? Tax expert Craig Walker provides a...

Nursing shortages begin as baby boomer population retire

Nursing shortages begin as baby boomer population retire

Nursing shortages begin as baby boomer population begin to retire As the baby boomer population begin to retire, hospitals are struggling to recruit and retain nurses. According to a new survey the contributing factors are due to burnouts and violence in the...

NHS to pay doctors tax bills to avoid winter staffing crisis

NHS to pay doctors tax bills to avoid winter staffing crisis

The NHS have taken action to avoid winter treatment delays by deciding to cover all senior doctors tax bills. Senior doctors and consultants are refusing to work overtime as they are worried it could prompt a large pension tax charge. The reason for this is because if...

NHS pension tax causes doctors to cut hours

NHS pension tax causes doctors to cut hours

A report compiled by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has shown that some NHS services are struggling to remain open as doctors cut their hours to avoid being taxed on their pensions. Doctors are often refusing additional work as the taxes on pensions can...

Government backs pension flexibility

Government backs pension flexibility

Senior doctors will have more flexible pensions under new plans launched by the government. The government argues high-earning clinicians would be able to take better advantage of pension provision and working patterns by building their NHS pension more gradually over...