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Inheritance Tax – Deeds of Variation under the Microscope

Inheritance Tax – Deeds of Variation under the Microscope

20 March, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
While the hotly tipped abolition of IHT on the majority of family homes didn’t make the budget speech the promise to scrutinise the use of legal loopholes that help people avoid inheritance tax (“IHT”) did. Chancellor George Osborne continued his attack on those actively avoiding paying tax and ... read more...
Tax Returns no more..

Tax Returns no more..

19 March, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In his last budget before the General Election, Chancellor George Osborne raised some interesting points yesterday. As someone delivering tax compliance services to clients the headline grabbing statement “Annual Tax Returns to be abolished” proved to be of particular interest to me. It appears ... read more...
No fracas here, just sensible tax planning

No fracas here, just sensible tax planning

11 March, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Timing matters in the world of tax  With less than a month to go until the end of the tax year we highlight some tax planning options worth considering before 5 April. Pension Contributions Higher rate tax payers are entitled to tax relief on personal pension contributions and of course the ... read more...
The Oscar for Estate Planning Goes To……

The Oscar for Estate Planning Goes To……

20 February, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It’s Oscar weekend and while I am usually most interested in who is wearing what,  this year I am looking at some estate planning winners and losers. Heath Ledger won his Oscar in 2009, for his performance in The Dark Knight. Due to his sudden death in 2008 his award was accepted by his sister ... read more...
World events can have a real and lasting impact closer to home

World events can have a real and lasting impact closer to home

19 February, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As the economy continues to recover, the property market continues to show a marked improvement on the dark days of the recession. 2014 was a year of unprecedented disruption characterised by the football World Cup, tightening of the lending criteria by banks and building societies, ... read more...
Wills are not just for the rich & famous

Wills are not just for the rich & famous

17 February, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In a week where the US newspapers have been filled with the sad story of a feud between the late Robin Williams’ wife and his children in relation to his estate and speculation about what might happen to Whitney Houston’s estate should her daughter not reach age 30 and inherit, it would seem ... read more...
Top Tips For A Happy New Year

Top Tips For A Happy New Year

14 January, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Christmas is behind us. Now we are back at work, re-energised for a great year ahead. 2014 is over and we are a year further away from the bank crash, recession and all that nasty business. This can only mean one thing: more business, more income and an improving economy. Right? Not according ... read more...
12 Debts of Christmas – Part 4

12 Debts of Christmas – Part 4

24 December, 2014 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We all know that cash is tight at this time of year. All those presents to buy, all those Christmas parties to pay for. Gilson Gray can help with any cash flow issues that you have, whether that be the recovery of debts due to you, or by giving you advice to help alleviate those […] read more...
12 Days Of Christmas – Part 3

12 Days Of Christmas – Part 3

23 December, 2014 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We all know that cash is tight at this time of year. All those presents to buy, all those Christmas parties to pay for. Gilson Gray can help with any cash flow issues that you have, whether that be the recovery of debts due to you, or by giving you advice to help alleviate those […] read more...
22/12/14 – 12 Debts of Christmas – Part 2

22/12/14 – 12 Debts of Christmas – Part 2

22 December, 2014 by Gilson Gray in Blog
We all know that cash is tight at this time of year. All those presents to buy, all those Christmas parties to pay for. Gilson Gray can help with any cash flow issues that you have, whether that be the recovery of debts due to you, or by giving you advice to help alleviate those […] read more...