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As you get older, pensions start to become more interesting. I remember at the age of 23 being persuaded by Mr Lambert (our Founder) that I should start creating a pension fund and was persuaded to contribute £60 per month out of my meagre salary to commence the long...read more
Charity Trustees have a legal duty to ensure that the charitable assets held are both invested appropriately and used for carrying out the charity’s objects. The Charity Commission are currently in the process of writing to Trustees in respect of their ‘Revitalising...read more
On 20 March 2019, the bowling team from Lambert Chapman took part in the Handelsbanken Charity Bowl which was held at NAMCO Funscape Bowling in Braintree, raising money for CHESS. The evening consisted of two games of bowling, with all of the lanes being used by 36...read more
Over the years, we have seen continued increases in audit thresholds which has removed many smaller businesses from the requirement to have a statutory audit. As a reminder, the general guidelines are that two or more criteria has to apply for an audit to be...read more
Nick Forsyth: Directing the non Making Tax Digital client to their VAT returns I took what I thought was an April Fools call yesterday morning but alas not. A client wishing to file their 31 March 2019 VAT return had made an early start, only to discover the log in...read more
It is time to look at the changes that the new tax year (5 April 2019) provides for those clients with employees. Workplace Pension / Auto Enrolment Pension Rates The first notable change is the increase in contribution levels into the workplace pension from April...read more
On 18 March 2019, Lambert Chapman LLP entered a team into the SES Charity Quiz which was held at the Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Brentwood. Team members for the night were: Paul Short, Mike Carabine, Richard Hamilton, Lee Sutton, Grant Cook and Alan Chamberlain....read more
P11D – Employers return of Directors / Employee’s Expenses and Benefits in Kind It is time to prepare the Forms P11D and P11D(b) for the 2018/19 tax year. The forms are the employer’s responsibility. They are required for directors or employees who are provided with...read more
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond presented his Spring Statement to Parliament on Wednesday 13 th March; the wider implications of which are sure to impact upon SMEs across the UK. The Chancellor announced a while ago that the Spring Statement would not be a...read more
A couple of recent events reminded me of two old friends of my misspent youth studying Greek. The Greeks are a pessimistic lot. If someone displayed Hubris, i.e. an over-weaning pride and arrogance, then they were asking to excite the jealousy and wroth of the Gods...read more
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