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Grab your April 2014 edition of Carlisle Living magazine and head to the business pages, where you can see our article about the launch of our accountancy and tax advisory business – SeavorChartered.  The article provides you with a background about Sarah Seavor and explains briefly about SeavorChartered’s personal one to one approach.

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Employment Allowance

A £2,000 Employment Allowance is available from 6 April 2014 to employers who pay employer’s Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NIC).  Those employers who qualify will reduce their NIC bill by up to £2,000.

This is just one of the measures taken by the UK Government to help and support employers with the increased cost of employing staff.

Ensure that you make the claim and take advantage of this cut to your NIC bill.

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Tax Relief When Selling Your Own Home

Did you know that you can get tax relief when selling your own home?  Providing a property has been your residence at some time during your ownership of it, a gain on its disposal will qualify for Principal Private Residence (PPR) relief and be exempt for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) purposes.  Even though you may not be living in the property at the time of disposal and may be living in another property as your main residence.

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Our Response to the Budget 2014

Chancellor George Osborne’s fifth Budget statement was delivered today at 12.30pm.  The Chancellor’s message was that although the economy is more resilient and the recovery is much better and faster than forecasted, it does remain fragile and so he still has some tough decisions to make which will affect us all.

He is keen however to reward those of us who work hard and want to get on and he wants to support the UK’s businesses to encourage growth and aspiration.

If you are a maker, doer or saver then this was a Budget for you!

So what were the key announcements from today’s Budget?

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Budget 2014 – Save the date!

At 12.30pm on Wednesday 19 March 2014, the Chancellor, George Osborne, will deliver his 2014 Budget speech which sets out the UK government’s plans for the economy and public finances for the coming year!

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