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HMRC wins landmark case against BBC presenter over self-employed tax

The taxman’s treatment of the self-employed has been thrust into the spotlight again as a former BBC presenter has been told to pay back hundreds of thousands of pounds to HMRC. Former Look North host Christa Ackroyd has lost a court battle for backdated tax against HMRC over her use of a so-called personal service […]

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Warnings raised over plans to raid dormant pensions

Former pensions ministers Ros Altmann and Steve Webb have urged the Government to make sure pension savers are adequately protected under new plans to reclaim “dormant assets” for charities. Earlier this month the Government announced plans to widen a scheme to release assets in bank and building society accounts untouched for 15 years and put […]

The Merchants Trust PLC – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for The Merchants Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Simon Gergel. Portfolio Review The Merchants Trust reported results this month and the directors were pleased to announce a 35th consecutive year of dividend growth (subject to shareholder approval at the AGM). The Company is proud to be highlighted as […]

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