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Our Newsletter Archive

Winter 2023 Newsletter

We’re well into 2023 and have lots of news to share with you: there’s a new VAT penalty regime, we bring you tips for a stress-free house move, and also an update on our charity fundraising.

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Autumn 2022 Newsletter

We’re already into autumn and, as the year marches quickly on, we bring you our latest news. Plus, we have two dates for your diary.

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Mini Budget ‘U-Turn Update’

Welcome to our brief summary of the latest from Number 10’s Fiscal Team following the large overturn of the mini budget from last month – executed by recently instated Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt.

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Mini Budget 2022

On 23 September 2022, Kwasi Kwarteng, the new Chancellor (the fifth in as many years) delivered a Tax Cutting “Fiscal Event” or Mini-Budget to help boost economic growth. We take a look at the main details.

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Summer 2022 Newsletter

As we bask – or, perhaps, swelter – in the sunshine, why not cool off in the shade and read our summer newsletter.

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Spring 2022 Newsletter

April is always a significant month in the business world. This year is no exception, with big changes coming in, including the extended rollout of Making Tax Digital for VAT. In this newsletter we look at those changes, explain why we are advocates of cashflow planning and answer the thorny question, how can you get out of a commercial lease early?

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Spring Statement 2022

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his Spring Statement on 23 March 2022. With inflation increasing, fuel prices rising and the debt of COVID still to be worked on, we’ve taken a look at the main points that will affect businesses from this year’s budget.

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Winter 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year from the Optimum team. In our winter newsletter, we look at how you can ‘earn’ more than £43,000 a year by taking advantage of tax-free allowances, what to do if you get a planning enforcement notice, and more.

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Autumn 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to Optimum’s autumn newsletter. We look at what the future holds now government Covid support has largely been withdrawn, the proposed National Insurance increase, plus, we have some important information, if you’re in self-assessment.

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Summer 2021 Newsletter

In this issue, we talk about the importance of planning ahead and having a comprehensive understanding of your balance sheet. We also meet new members of staff and celebrate the team’s charitable support.

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Spring 2021 Newsletter

Spring is proving busy for Optimum, with the opening of our Cheltenham office and the takeover of a Stroud tax business. Our expansion into Gloucestershire is a natural move for the business, as three of our management team have all worked in the county previously and have many clients there.

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Budget 2021 Bulletin

We’ve summarised the main take home points from Rishi Sunak’s 2021 budget.

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Cheltenham networking breakfast – Tuesday 12th...

Come along to our free networking breakfast in Cheltenham on Tuesday 12th December 2023 from 9am to 10.30am.

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Feeling generous this Christmas?

If you run a business and are feeling generous this Christmas, make sure you understand the tax rules around making Christmas gifts

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Autumn Statement 2023

Here’s our reaction to the 2023 Autumn Statement – there was talk of backing British business but there wasn’t a huge amount of substance.

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