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22 August 2014

We are proud to support the Invictus Games

We are backing the Invictus Games, the international sports event for ‘wounded warriors’ from the armed services. The Invictus Games take place from 10-14 September with more than 400 wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans from 14 countries competing in nine adaptive sports at world-class venues such as...

Working 9-5? That's no way to make a living

By Lee Stamp, PwC's North East private client leader PwC recently launched its latest Future of Work report, A journey to 2022. The research reveals that only 14% of UK workers want to work in a traditional office environment in the future. Whereas one in five people say they want...

15 August 2014

The importance of diversification in wealth management

By Clare Stirzaker, director in PwC's private client team ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ – this may seem like a very English phrase, but it is one I hear uttered in many countries, even as far afield as Saudi Arabia. In the context of wealth management, it’s...

08 August 2014

Cyber threats: they are real, rising and affecting you

By Chris Willoughby, risk assurance, PwC Recent cyber breaches have added to the seemingly endless list of victims of cyber crime that seems to be a constant feature of the news. This got me thinking; is anyone truly resilient to cyber attack? The trick with this is in the wording....

01 August 2014

Can guidance really address the big retirement question?

By Saq Hussain, pensions director, PwC The Chancellor's budget reforms back in March, ushered in a new era for defined contribution (DC) pension savers. Suddenly, pensions have become attractive and flexible tax efficient savings vehicles freed from their previous shackles. We are finally to be trusted with managing our own...

18 July 2014

The early bird catches the worm when it comes to filing tax returns

By Penny Lupton By now, all UK employees should have received their 2013/14 P60s and P11Ds. Banks are also in the process of sending out interest certificate for the year and for many UK taxpayers these forms cover the bulk of their income and the process of completing the tax...

09 July 2014

VIDEO: PwC calls for entrepreneurs to enter the Yorkshire Post Awards 2014

The search is on for the brightest and the best companies in Yorkshire for the Yorkshire Post's annual Excellence in Business Awards. Gemma Clark, PwC's private client and private business leader in Yorkshire is encouraging the region's entrepreneurs, family businesses and private business owners, to enter so we can recognise...

18 June 2014

Statutory residence test

By Penny Lupton On 6 April 2013 the statutory residency test (SRT) was introduced. This significantly changed the rules surrounding who would be considered resident in the UK for tax purposes. Those about to complete their 2013/14 returns will face a number of different questions to determine their residency position....

16 June 2014

Inheritance tax update: Single nil-rate band proposal for relevant property trusts

HMRC has proposed a single "settlement" nil rate band as part of their latest consultation on simplifying relevant property inheritance tax (IHT) charges. The broad aim of the relevant property trust regime is to ensure the equivalent of a full IHT charge is paid on trust property once in every...

15 May 2014

Update on renewals basis for landlords

By Penny Lupton Landlords are facing increased complexity and potentially higher tax bills this year after HMRC withdrew a concession which allowed the cost of replacement white goods and furnishings to be deducted from rents. Relief for spending on replacement goods, such as fridges, washing machines, curtains and carpets, used...