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Small business tax and the crystal ball

Following George Osborne’s “Emergency” Budget in June and still in the middle of a downturn, it is been hard to assess the immediate impact of the changes announced on small businesses. This practice acts for many who are wondering how they will be affected, and whilst there was a good deal of immediate reaction in the aftermath, there has been time for some more considered thought.

I am not blessed with second sight, but will dive into the debate anyway. Firstly, here are the basic measures:

Taxation of Furnished Holiday Lettings

Rather than bore you with another “Emergency” Budget Summary, and many of us including me have been inundated with very similar emails and documents containing the “key” facts, I am going to be picking out and expanding on a few items of interest. I think Furnished Holiday Lettings are a good place to start because they are an area of entrepreneurial potential and should be of interest to many.

In the 2009 Budget Chancellor Darling announced that the special arrangements distinguishing Furnished Holiday Lettings (FHL) from other types of letting … Continue Reading