18 February

CooperFaure Email Newsletter – FREE Subscription Service

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2014 promises to be a pivotal year for the economic recovery both in the United Kingdom and the Eurozone. In the United Kingdom, whilst there has been a significant reduction in the level of unemployment and an easing of inflationary pressures, there remains a major concern that the growth in the economy is not being […]

8 December

Autumn Statement 2013

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As we anticipated on Twitter @cooperfaure, there are a few nasty surprises buried in the detail.  This newsletter looks in more depth at some of the key policy decisions that will impact individuals and small businesses. There were few measures affecting Personal Taxation other than it was confirmed that, from the 2015-16 tax year, spouses […]

8 December

Christmas and The Tax Man

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As the calendar rolls into December and thoughts turn to the festive season and the Christmas holidays, in the UK the HMRC plays the role of scrooge with strict limits on the rewards that a company can give to its staff and gifts that it can offer its customers without creating an unwanted tax liability. […]

21 November

Christmas Office Closure

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The Cooper Faure Limited office will be closed for the Christmas vacation from the end of business on Friday 20th December until Wednesday 2nd January 2014. We will be processing the December payroll on Thursday 19th December.  As a result, if you have Expense Reports for inclusion in this payroll, please could you ensure that […]

21 November

The UK Economic Recovery and SME Businesses

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Last week, speaking at The Telegraph’s Festival of Business in London, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, gave one of his most confident economic assessments saying “We are on the path to prosperity, we’ve got the fundamentals right and we’ve got an economic plan that is delivering what very many countries would crave, […]

21 November

Pension Planning

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As the United Kingdom slowly shows signs of emerging from the longest economic downturn in recent memory, people are beginning to look to their future and their Pension Planning and many are concerned by what they see. In general, the UK stock market is at the same level as it was five years ago and […]

21 November

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010

Just voted into the top ten of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2013. Definitely a wine worthy of this accolade but it is not an easy wine to find in the UK. If you happen to find some, its best years are ahead!

21 November

High Street Banks – It Pays to Shop Around

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Lloyds Bank is the latest High Street bank to announce a cashback scheme for its’ current account holders with the launch later this month of Everyday Offers, a scheme that promises the ability to earn back up to 15% of what they spend at selected retailers. Whilst the full details of the scheme have yet […]

21 November

Château Lafon-Rochet 2009 – A Saint Estèphe Classic

On my journeys around the wine regions of Bordeaux last week, I visited the Château Lafon-Rochet estate in Saint Estèphe which can trace its origins back to the early 6th century. Saint Estèphe is the northernmost of the main communes of the Médoc and is famed for gravelly soil that helps to give its wine […]

21 November

Help to Buy Scheme and Property Investment

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The second phase of the UK Government’s Help to Buy scheme has started to be rolled out earlier this month although it only becomes active in January 2014. Although on the surface the two phases of the scheme seem similar, there are some important differences that need to be borne in mind. The original phase […]