Closure of NatWest Chelmsford Personal Tax Department

Following the announcement by NatWest that they are closing their tax department, we are offering a high level personal service for completion of tax returns and advice on other tax related matters. We have around 50 people in total working from our office in Chelmsford with a long established team of 6 dedicated personal tax staff. Please click to see the profiles of our tax personnel - Francis Whitbread, Debbie Wakefield, Malvin Fuller, Chris Child, Amanda Dodd and Alistair Fergus.

Our fees are very reasonable and a fixed fee quote can be agreed from the outset. Please contact our Managing, Partner David Drain or one of our two Tax Partners, Francis Whitbread or Debbie Wakefield or telephone the office on 01245 261818. We would be very pleased to hear from you.

Capital taxes

This group of factsheets cover taxes on the disposal, generally by way of sale, of capital assets and the taxes due on death.

Capital gains tax
A capital gain arises when certain capital assets are sold at a profit. We consider the taxation of gains and outline the reliefs available.
Capital gains tax and the family home
We consider whether any tax is due on the sale of the family home and the availability of principal private residence and other reliefs.
Inheritance tax - a summary
Inheritance tax (IHT) is levied on a person’s estate when they die and on certain gifts made during an individual's lifetime. We set out the principles.
Inheritance tax avoidance - pre-owned assets
We consider the Pre-Owned Assets rules, along with the rules for determining the income tax charge levied on the previous owner of an asset.
Land and Building Transaction Tax
Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is payable by the purchaser in a land transaction which occurs in Scotland. This factsheet summarises the rates of LBTT which apply.
Land Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax (LTT) is payable by the purchaser in a land transaction which occurs in Wales. This factsheet considers the key principles and requirements.
Stamp Duty Land Tax
We look at the key areas to consider for the purchaser in a land transaction, whether this is buying a house or creating a lease or assigning a lease, a purchaser is required to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).
We consider the basic principles of Trusts, looking at what they are, along with a range of anti-avoidance measures aimed at preventing exploitation of potential tax benefits.