Budget Report 2018

Please click the link below to view our 2018 Budget Report:

Leslie Ward and Drew Budget 18

The report covers personal, business, employment and capital  tax matters, as well as an overview of any other matters and a summary of the current and next tax year’s rates and allowances.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss the content of the report further, please get in touch with us here:

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Christmas and New Year

Please note that the office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from 12 noon on Friday 22rd December until we reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients and their families a happy Christmas and New year and we look forward to continuing to assist them in 2018.

Scam HMRC Calls

Fraudsters are now making calls. Put the phone down on them and as a client of Leslie, Ward & Drew call us for reassurance of your tax position. If you would like to become our client for reassurance of your tax position please contact us.

Tax Planning

Opportunities to save tax can be wasted without forward planning. Contact us so we can help you make the most of reliefs and allowances.

Driving Business Growth

According to the ICAEW businesses may need to take a greater ‘leap of faith’ and invest for the future despite the current uncertainty. In its latest Economic Forecast, it predicts GDP growth of 1.6% in both 2017 and 2018, 0.8% slower than the average for the past three years. Despite the lack of certainty on Brexit, the economic conditions for capital investment remain positive and would help drive growth. We are here to help you with advice on how to drive the growth in your business. Please contact us for more information.

Making Tax Digital

There is currently a consultation process underway into the HMRC proposal to move the self-assessment system into the digital age. We will be providing our opinion and experiences to the Government as part of this process and will of course keep our clients informed of any changes and the effect this will have on them in due course.


Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, it is possible that this could affect many areas of tax including income and corporate taxes, business reliefs and VAT. The first indication of the impact of this decision on taxation will come as part of the Autumn Statement later this year and further changes may arise as the exit negotiations unfold. We will continue to monitor this and will inform our clients should any changes which may affect them arise.