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HMRC ease the path for employers to pay back overpaid furlough claims - news article image

HMRC ease the path for employers to pay back overpaid furlough claims

by Fran Kidd

14 Sep 2021

HMRC are making it as easy as possible for employers to pay back overpaid furlough grants.

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The Plan for Health & Social Care

by Tim Davison

10 Sep 2021

This has been a long time coming as successive Governments have not had the stomach to bring in what needed to be bold measures to plug the gargantuan gap we have in our health and care system.

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Investing in the ongoing development of our teams

by Kerry Whitfield

9 Sep 2021

We have recently spoken about what it means to train within an accountancy practice and this is an integral part of how we operate. However, with Shaw Gibbs it doesn’t just stop at the technical qualifications. We invest in the ongoing development of our people via the Shaw Gibbs’ Management Development Programme (MDP) which I like to think of as a mini MBA.

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Later Life Planning, a Series – Property rich cash poor

by Tim Davison

8 Sep 2021

As an adviser working in the Later Life Financial Planning arena, I encounter many different scenarios and client circumstances.

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The tax consequences of working for an overseas employer

by Emily Hillier

6 Sep 2021

I recently covered the tax consequences of remote working for employees working for a UK employer from oversees. There are also potential consequences if you are considering remote working by working for your overseas employer from within the UK. In this article we have focussed on the income tax and social security aspects for you personally.

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Shaw Gibbs support Oxford’s first county-wide ‘Celebration of Cycling’ - news article image

Shaw Gibbs support Oxford’s first county-wide ‘Celebration of Cycling’

by Nik Ioannidis

31 Aug 2021

The programme kicks-off on Saturday the 28th of August and involves an active five weeks of events across Oxfordshire to inspire more people to cycle for fun, health and everyday journeys. Shaw Gibbs have partnered with the charity as they run a social-cycling networking group with weekday rides every couple of months.

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The monopolisation of the High Street experience

by Peter Watts

24 Aug 2021

The changing face of the High Street has been under discussion for some time, with Covid pushing some major brands into insolvency processes such as Administration, Voluntary Arrangements or Liquidation, whilst others have taken the decision to shut some or all units, in favour of online trading.

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Income tax reforms for partnerships and unincorporated businesses - news article image

Income tax reforms for partnerships and unincorporated businesses

by Samantha Daniels

23 Aug 2021

HMRC are proposing to change the basis period for professional partnerships such as lawyers and architects and all unincorporated businesses to 5th April.

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US Sales Tax - where are we now? - news article image

US Sales Tax - where are we now?

by Fran Kidd

3 Aug 2021

It has been nearly three years since the landmark decision of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. (Wayfair), which upheld states’ adoption of sales tax economic nexus laws. In this article, Brian Sengson from US based DFK member firm Bennett Thrasher provides an update.

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Payroll fraud

by Katie Preston

21 Jul 2021

With new legislation release in the UK every few months, and the constant changes to payroll, there are dozens of opportunities for fraud.

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Time to reflect? - Shaw Gibbs Head of Financial Planning on expansion plans - news article image

Time to reflect? - Shaw Gibbs Head of Financial Planning on expansion plans

by Ed Gibson

14 Jul 2021

The Covid pandemic has provided us all with reflection time and with this, re-evaluation and prioritisation of what is important. Whether this is moving to a house with a larger outside space or taking a career break, most of these decisions have a financial angle. It is for this reason that Ed Gibson, Head of Division for Shaw Gibbs Financial Planning has decided to expand his business with the hire of two Financial Planners.

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Our approach to flexible working

by Peter O'Connell

13 Jul 2021

Over the past few months, in anticipation of social distancing measures being removed from July, and with the benefit of 16 months experience of home working, we have revised our flexible working policy and added in more agility. The aim is to try and take the best bits of both home and office working and ensure our teams benefit from both.

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Abingdon fabrication specialist acquires Bridgend engineering business for £2.6m - news article image

Abingdon fabrication specialist acquires Bridgend engineering business for £2.6m

by Fran Kidd

9 Jul 2021

Abingdon-based fabrication company, LTi Metaltech has bought Bridgend based Vessco Engineering, Julian Vance-Daniel will remain in the combined group in a senior business development role.

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SEISS

by Delyth Barnett

8 Jul 2021

Earlier this year, Rishi Sunak announced that support for the SEISS will be extended throughout the summer. HMRC have recently updated their online guidance regarding the fifth and final payment for self-employed workers across the UK.

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Training with an accountancy practice

by Laura Cardy

7 Jul 2021

Accountancy practices are training organisations, this means that we invest in the future of our employees by opening trainee positions which include with the opportunity to study a professional qualification alongside learning ‘on the job’.

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The tax consequences of remote working - news article image

The tax consequences of remote working

by Emily Hillier

5 Jul 2021

There are potential consequences for both you and your employer if you are considering remote working by working for your UK employer from another country.

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HMRC’s role in supporting business rescue

by Hayley Simmons

1 Jul 2021

The restructuring and insolvency trade body R3 have joined forces with the Institute of Directors (IOD) to urge The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support their drive for HMRC to take a constructive approach to restructuring proposals.

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Every McCloud case has a silver lining

by Ed Gibson

15 Jun 2021

At this point you may wish to switch off if you are not a nurse, doctor, civil servant, teacher, in the police or fire service, in local government or even an academic in a scheme other than the USS.

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Why should we have Lasting Powers of Attorney?

by Tim Davison

14 Jun 2021

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) enable us to control what happens to our affairs (financial and welfare) when we are no longer able to make decisions for ourselves.

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Different horses for different courses

by Karyn Jones

2 Jun 2021

I was introduced to Mr T (not the one from the A Team) and Miss S by a fellow Insolvency Practitioner. They are a co-habiting couple in a property owned and paid for by Miss S, along with her 12-year-old son.

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