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Market Commentary – Coronavirus

The financial equity markets have obviously been seriously affected in recent days and weeks by the social and economic upheaval caused by the Coronavirus. We know that the markets can be volatile and irrational at times and this is one reason why the Russell Gibson investment approach has always been… Read More

Russell Gibson listed in Top-100 Financial Planning Firms

We are delighted to announce that Russell Gibson has been listed in the UK Top 100 financial planning firms in the UK for 2019 by New Model Adviser. This is New Model Adviser’s annual list of financial planning businesses they think are doing a great job… Read More

Offshore schemes

So you work in the UK, live in the UK & are paid in respect of the work you do in the UK. Why then would a contractor think that they could get away without paying tax in the UK? For a number of years now, freelance professionals have had… Read More

Can Automatic Enrolment=ZERO?

Sometimes it does. As a contractor or self-employed business person, you’re no doubt aware that the law on workplace pensions has changed, requiring employers with at least one member of staff to determine whether or not they have obligations under automatic enrolment. For Director-only companies, the number of workers subject… Read More

The Return of Double Taxation?

Dividend taxation will change from April 2016. The old system which recognised that Companies paid tax on their profits before paying dividends to their shareholders is ending to enable the government to double tax dividends. As we know, a company cannot pay a dividend unless it already has paid tax… Read More

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