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Pension contributions – a window of opportunity?

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Further pension changes were announced in the last Budget which will seek to limit tax relief on pension contributions paid for those with “adjusted income” above £150,000.

Going to the tax tribunal? Join the queue

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It was recently reported that there is now a backlog of 30,000 cases waiting to be heard by the first tier tax tribunal as at April 2015.

Work for solicitors - held to account?

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The risk of your clients, or you as their accountants, appearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) may be greater than you think.

Regulatory change is on the horizon

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The regulatory environment is about to change, and accountants advising solicitors or working in legal practices will need to make sure that they keep a close eye on the websites of the Legal Services Board (LSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Giving your clients what they want

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Chris Marston, Head of Professional Practices at Lloyds TSB Commercial, plays devil's advocate.

Treatment of contingent unbilled time

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A reminder of the conclusions regarding the recognition for tax and accounting purposes of contingent unbilled time and in particular contingent fee arrangement (CFA) matters that are often prevalent in the financial accounts for law firms.