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An Update from our Forensic Accountancy Team

Our Forensic Accountancy Service has continued to flourish with the last twelve months generating our highest number of appointments, since we first started delivery of this service. We have always wanted to offer Solicitors in Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk (and...

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Contractors unaware of IR35 changes

Contractors are still not fully aware of the changes to tax legislation that are set to take effect in a year's time, according to a survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). From 6 April 2017, all individuals engaged by public sector bodies were...

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Hidden Inheritance Tax (IHT) Exposure

Many people now own second properties. In some cases it is through inheritance. In other cases the individual may have taken a decision to invest in a property. It could be a holiday home but in many situations the second property will be let out to generate income...

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The Squeeze on Pensions

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...

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To Audit or not to Audit?

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...

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Making Tax Digital or an April Fools joke?

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...

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