Interest rate conundrum

Interest rate conundrum

  Interest rate conundrum… We have probably forgotten how exceptional the low interest period from 2009 to 2021 was. The Bank of England chart below brings it home. Before the 2008 financial crisis, interest rates were around 5% which was needed to control...
Paying yourself with dividends – imminent tax raid?

Paying yourself with dividends – imminent tax raid?

Most small companies (thought to be six million) pay their owner-managers a basic salary through PAYE and a chunk of the profit by way of a dividend. Accountants, including my company, usually advised their clients to remunerate themselves this way over the last...

Breakfast Seminar for Hospitality Industry – Belfast

THIS EVENT HAS NOW ENDED We’re very pleased to be hosting another seminar for local businesses, this time discussing the various tips and tricks we’ve learned to make running restaurants, bars and cafes a little easier.   Baxterworld has been...
Lunch Seminar – Charity Record-Keeping – 24th Feb

Lunch Seminar – Charity Record-Keeping – 24th Feb

THIS EVENT HAS NOW ENDED Baxterworld are very pleased to be leading a seminar, specifically for Charities, highlighting emerging software and technology that can make daily administration easier. We work with many charities around Northern Ireland and understand how...
New stamp duty rates for house purchases

New stamp duty rates for house purchases

The Chancellor announced a major reform to Stamp Duty Land Tax in the Autumn statement. He abolished the “slab system” in which the tax tax rate for each price band was charged on the full value. It is replaced by a slightly more complex but progressive...
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