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Autumn Statement: reaction from Optimum

Here’s our initial feedback on the Autumn Statement, by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. Michael Blaken, our Accounts…

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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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Housing market: could there be good news for cash bu...

The recent changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax can only be regarded as a positive for homebuyers. But on the other side of the coin are rocketing interest rates, which are predicted to rise still further.

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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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Warning to new homeowners over tax refund claims

New homeowners are being warned about cold calls from rogue tax repayment agents advising them to make speculative Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) refund claims, which could leave them with large tax bills.

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What is a conveyancer and what do they do?

If you are buying or selling a house, you’ll need legal help. So what is a conveyancer and what do they do?

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 We look at what the future holds now government Covid support has largely been withdrawn, the proposed National Insurance increase, plus, we have some important information, if you’re in self-assessment.

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End of Covid support: what does this mean for busine...

The start of October marked the end of much of the government’s support given to people…

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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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What will changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax mean for th...

With the tapering off of the holiday on Stamp Duty Land Tax, what will that mean…

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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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This year we are ‘Doing It For Dan’

We fundraise for a different charity each year, and this time we will be supporting Swindon-based Doing It For Dan.

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Optimum: LIVE! – Episode 7 – Owning A Property With ...

Optimum’s Head of Legal, Iain Mason, explores considerations such as the difference between “joint tenants” and “tenants in common”, which might be the best, and situations we need to manage in the future with either of these routes.

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