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Archive for October, 2016

How far can our Cowley Holmes Bags Travel…

Albuferia’s beach, Portugal! October 2016 If you are a client of Cowley Holmes, and you don’t already have one of our Accounts For Life Bags, please just let us know and we’ll send you one in the post. You can use these to bring your records in to us, go shopping, or anything else you[…] Read more »

How far can our Cowley Holmes Bags Travel…

Maria Alm nr Zell am See, Austria! July 2016 Spot the bag!… That’s more like it… If you are a client of Cowley Holmes, and you don’t already have one of our Accounts For Life Bags, please just let us know and we’ll send you one in the post. You can use these to bring[…] Read more »

Children’s income

Children’s income is theirs in their own right, no matter how young they are.  They are also entitled to the full personal allowance. However for a child under the age of 18 and unmarried, this does not apply to income that comes directly or indirectly from a parent. Where it has come from the parent it[…] Read more »

Personal Savings Allowance

From 6 April 2016 a basic rate taxpayer will be able to earn up to £1,000 in savings income tax free. Higher rate taxpayers will be able to earn up to £500. This is called the Personal Savings Allowance. This means that most people will no longer pay tax on savings interest and banks and[…] Read more »

VAT Registration

Question: I am a director of a limited company, which is registered for VAT. I have recently formed a limited partnership, with my limited company being the only general partner and another business being a limited partner. HMRC have written to me advising that I am unable to register the limited partnership for VAT as my[…] Read more »

Paying tax on fuel for business journeys

Question: I have recently started a new job and, for the first time in my career, I have been provided with a company car. I have to pay for fuel for private use but my employer says I can claim mileage for business journeys. Will I have to pay tax on fuel payments? Answer: In addition to[…] Read more »

How far can our Cowley Holmes Bags Travel…

Cowley’s live it up in Benidorm! September 2016   If you are a client of Cowley Holmes, and you don’t already have one of our Accounts For Life Bags, please just let us know and we’ll send you one in the post. You can use these to bring your records in to us, go shopping,[…] Read more »

How far can our Cowley Holmes Bags Travel…

The Colosseum, Rome! September 2016     If you are a client of Cowley Holmes, and you don’t already have one of our Accounts For Life Bags, please just let us know and we’ll send you one in the post. You can use these to bring your records in to us, go shopping, or anything[…] Read more »

How far can our Cowley Holmes Bags Travel…

Southernmost point buoy, Key West, Florida! September 2016   If you are a client of Cowley Holmes, and you don’t already have one of our Accounts For Life Bags, please just let us know and we’ll send you one in the post. You can use these to bring your records in to us, go shopping,[…] Read more »

Lifetime ISA guidance updated

HM Treasury has updated its factsheet on the new Lifetime Individual Savings Account (ISA), which are expected to launch in April 2017. Key features of the new ISA include: Accounts may be opened by investors aged between 18 and 40. Savings invested in the account before age 50 will attract a government bonus of 25%.[…] Read more »


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