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15 October 2014

Six degrees of generation - succession planning in family firms

By Sian Steele, partner and PwC's UK family business leader There’s an old saying in business that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Nowhere is this truism truer than for the family firm as it approaches the moment when the business passes from one generation to the...

13 October 2014

Calling budding entrepreneurs - have your say on tax for a chance to win £20,000

Calling all budding entrepreneurs. PwC has launched a major competition for students in its quest for fresh thinking and debate on UK tax reform. The competition offers £20,000 for the best essay on how the tax system should change to improve job prospects and drive the UK economy. So if...

06 October 2014

Where there’s a will there’s a way – new intestacy rules from October 2014

On 1 October 2014, significant changes to existing intestacy rules came into force. While there are increasing entitlements for surviving spouses and civil partners, the changes highlight the importance of making a will to ensure your wishes are carried out. When a person dies without leaving a valid will, they...

03 October 2014

The death of the pensions death tax

By Adam Waller, private client tax partner at PwC in Manchester At the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this week, George Osborne announced plans to abolish the 55% tax that applies to untouched defined contribution pension pots by people aged 75 or over, and to pensions from which money has...

26 September 2014

Ask the expert: how to make yourself at home in the property market

By Gordon Singer, tax parter at PwC in Leeds I recently wrote an article for our local business magazine following a question one of its readers posed about investing in the property market. With the residential maket undoubtedly hotting up across the country I thought it would be useful to...

15 September 2014

Celebrating private businesses – UK Private Business Awards 2014

By Gordon Singer, private client tax parter in Yorkshire Last week saw the 4th UK Private Business Awards take place in London. They are always a great occasion and an opportunity to take in how many fantastic private businesses and entrepreneurs there are across the UK. The message to business...

14 September 2014

Understanding the extension of HMRC’s powers in dealing with tax avoidance

Ben Roseff, a senior manager in HMRC’s Tax Dispute Resolution team, talks through the extension of HMRC’s powers in dealing with tax avoidance cases Cashflow advantage shifts to HMRC By now most people who deal with tax will have heard about HMRC’s new powers to tackle tax avoidance. The new...

08 September 2014

Calling UK entrepreneurs: tell us what’s GREAT about your business

PwC is proud to be supporting the government's GREAT Festivals of Creativity which are taking place in Hong Kong in November 2014 and Shangai in March 2015. The festivals are designed to help introduce British business into various markets and showcase the best of British technology, design, luxury, innovation, education...

03 September 2014

An overhaul of the UK tax system is long overdue

By Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser to PwC When we talk about tax, most people think of the income tax they pay on their wages and savings income. But income tax raises just over a quarter of the total tax take. The bulk of government revenue is raised by taxes...

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...