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Richard Thomson: What is your Business Worth?

Over the past year to November 2018 (prior to the recent Brexit events!) we have seen increasing confidence and an increasing number of corporate finance transactions, including a number of acquisition approaches being made for businesses. As confidence has grown, we...

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Paul Short: Beware, Landlords!

HMRC have been waging a successful campaign against landlords (many of them accidental) who have failed to disclose their income. It is easier for HMRC to cross check with land registry to identify landlords who are not disclosing their rental income. In addition...

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Richard Thomson: Christmas Gifts to Staff

Further to my recent article regarding the tax implications of providing Christmas functions for staff, another area for consideration with the upcoming festive season will be the provision of Christmas gifts or bonuses to staff. Many firms will provide a Christmas...

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Richard Thomson: Christmas Parties

As we are in the festive season, it is always a good time to recap on the tax reliefs which are available for staff entertaining. Generally, all staff entertaining will be an allowable tax deduction for the employer but there may be a charge to taxation on the...

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Festive Opening Times 2018/2019

  FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER - Limited availability from 1.00pm as we enjoy our staff Christmas meal. FRIDAY 21st DECEMBER - Office Closes at 1.00pm MONDAY 24th DECEMBER - Closed TUESDAY 25th DECEMBER - Closed WEDNESDAY 26th DECEMBER - Closed THURSDAY 27th DECEMBER...

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Paul Short: Reaction to Budget 2018

Why is the Foreign Aid budget sacrosanct? Charity begins at home. If we need more money domestically, as we surely seem to, why don’t we slash the Foreign Aid budget? Several billion freed up for defence, cyber defence and offence, and the police budget, with some...

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Sean Wiegand: Reaction to Budget 2018

Philip Hammond commenced his Autumn 2018 budget with much information regarding the state of the economy. The chancellor was pleased to report that national borrowing is £11.6bn lower than predicted back in March with total debt as a percentage of GDP expecting to...

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John Smith-Daye: Reaction to Budget 2018

Spreadsheet Phil strikes again! I’m not sure of the wisdom of emptying the coffers rather than getting the country’s borrowings down at a greater rate, but at least it is a positive policy move, rather than the somewhat grey statements of the recent past. The...

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