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We were honoured to be supporting North Bridge Agri on their quest to raise funds for 5 Talents, a UK-based charity which provides the training, structuring and infrastructure platform to develop savings groups in communities which otherwise have no hope of opening bank accounts or taking commercial loans.

I don’t know about you but it still feels like Brexit is a long way off or does it? Our news feed continues to be bombarded by news stories about what is going to happen, the negotiations that are taking place and politicians making power plays! What Langdowns DFK prefer to do is look at things more commercially and think about how this is going to actually affect business, rather than posturing…

Whether you own one let property or 50, you need to be aware of the tax changes that were introduced by the then Chancellor, George Osborne, which have already started to take effect. The changes mean that many landlords will pay more tax – and in some cases will be taxed on non-existent profits.

The South could be about to benefit from one of the many changes resulting from the Brexit Bills due to be laid in front of Parliament over the coming months/years.

The family home allowance was introduced by the then Chancellor, George Osborne, to help reduce the growing IHT burden on families, by making it easier to pass on the family home to direct descendants without incurring a tax charge. The residence nil-rate band came into force this April but not everyone is a winner.

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