Tax Tips

In the grounds of our Eastleigh office, there is a Grade II listed shed, which has become the subject of a hideous crime. Three of the four mushroom shaped pillars, which have hitherto maintained the stability of the building, have mysteriously been removed. Police suspect foul play, having made the observation that each such mushroom can fetch up to £400.

This Tax Tip is sent to you from my holiday home in Barbados. I bought it in 2007, adding a Caribbean slant to a portfolio of rental properties I have built up in various overseas destinations, including the Mediterranean, the Alps and in the USA.

So, what exactly is 'business travel', and how is it affected by a potential 'non-business' element to the trip? That question cropped up last month, during attendance at the Langdowns DFK owner's strategic planning weekend. A full-on 48 hour session, packed with content to do with succession issues, office locations, 5 year outline plans and the like.

You may have spotted us at a few of Hampshire’s train stations during the last week of Wimbledon, handing out our English Summer-inspired sweets, along with the opportunity to win a luxury seasonal hamper.

If you can’t avoid death, at least avoid the tax on death!