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Preparing for your year-end audit - news article image

Preparing for your year-end audit

by Darshil Shah

8 Aug 2022

A statutory audit is carried out once a year and can mean a lot of work for a client, especially if there are complexities such as share-based payments, revenue recognition on stage of completion basis etc. For some companies, there is no justification to hire additional staff in just to facilitate the audit.

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Register of Overseas Entities - news article image

Register of Overseas Entities

by Darshil Shah

5 Aug 2022

As part of the Government’s strategy to combat economic crime, the Register of Overseas Entities (ROE) requires overseas entities that own UK land or property to declare their beneficial owners or managing officers.

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Shaw Gibbs strengthen VAT offering with the appointment of Leo Donovan - news article image

Shaw Gibbs strengthen VAT offering with the appointment of Leo Donovan

by Fran Kidd

2 Aug 2022

Oxford-based Shaw Gibbs have strengthened their VAT consultancy offering with the appointment of Leo Donovan as Associate Director VAT.

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Shaw Gibbs announce three senior promotions - news article image

Shaw Gibbs announce three senior promotions

by Fran Kidd

29 Jul 2022

Shaw Gibbs have promoted three of their senior team with effect from 1 July 2022.

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Expanding in the UK - news article image

Expanding in the UK

by Sarah Gardener

27 Jul 2022

During our recent trip to the USA, I was asked a series of questions about the UK economy and what US companies should be aware of when looking to the UK for expansion. Below is a summary of the main questions which were put to me.

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Insolvency and advisory Partner takes part in Langdon Velo - news article image

Insolvency and advisory Partner takes part in Langdon Velo

by Fran Kidd

8 Jul 2022

Shaw Gibbs Insolvency Practitioner Karyn Jones takes part in the Langdon Velo Challenge for the sixth time.

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Take the heavy-lifting out of furlough audits - news article image

Take the heavy-lifting out of furlough audits

by Katie Preston

8 Jul 2022

The furlough scheme reportedly cost £70bn and it is therefore unsurprising that HMRC are looking to claw back mis-claimed amounts.

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Keeping your business healthy by documenting policies and manuals - news article image

Keeping your business healthy by documenting policies and manuals

by Gemma Barrett

5 Jul 2022

At the heart of every business is a finance function, whether you’re a business just starting out or have been in business for many years it’s the critical function that pumps reliable data to other business areas to ensure they remain healthy.

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The Income Tax implications of crypto-mining - news article image

The Income Tax implications of crypto-mining

by Robert Shadbolt

21 Jun 2022

With the upcoming merge of the Ethereum 2.0 update rumoured to be implemented this year, it is important to remember that there may be income tax implications for cryptoasset investors who play a role in verifying blockchain transactions.

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Supplementing and upskilling your team during significant change - news article image

Supplementing and upskilling your team during significant change

by George Tattersall

21 Jun 2022

When we refer to ‘outsourcing’ a finance function, the meaning is construed in multiple ways depending on the audience and pre-conceptions. It is useful therefore to outline some of the ways in which the outsourcing department can assist in ‘special projects’ which fall outside of the traditional bookkeeping/data processing/returns.

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Trust Registration - news article image

Trust Registration

by Delyth Barnett

20 Jun 2022

The original requirement for certain trusts to register on the Trust Registration Service was introduced in June 2017 as part of the UK’s implementation of the EU’s 4thAnti-Money Laundering Directive. This provided greater transparency surrounding the assets and individuals involved in such structures.

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What is a non-dom and why does this matter? - news article image

What is a non-dom and why does this matter?

by Peter Jones

20 Jun 2022

Over the last few months, there has been a lot of pressure on the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murty as a result of their non—domiciled tax status and the suggestion that they have “avoided” paying significant amounts of UK tax as a result of dividends received from her stake in her father’s overseas IT business, none of which is taxable in the UK.

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Why Interest isn’t always simple - news article image

Why Interest isn’t always simple

by Ed Gibson

17 Jun 2022

Before you think we’re about to go into a discussion of the differences between simple and compound interest, this isn’t that sort of an article. Instead we’re going to take a look at how interest rates impact on a variety of aspects of financial planning and why how something is named doesn’t necessarily reflect what something is.

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When can I retire? - news article image

When can I retire?

by Nick Hutchings

14 Jun 2022

Following on from my colleague Charlie’s article covering exit planning, it is clear that there are seismic shifts in the marketplace with a number of opportunities being seized off the back of the Covid pandemic.

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Exiting via a Solvent Liquidation - news article image

Exiting via a Solvent Liquidation

by Karyn Jones

8 Jun 2022

My colleague Charlie, in his recent article, discussed the fact that exit-planning has come to the fore for many business owners as a result of Covid. Numerous of these sales will have been facilitated through an asset sale rather than a share sale, in which case the monies will need to be withdrawn from the company and distributed to the shareholders.

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DFK welcomes new executive director - news article image

DFK welcomes new executive director

by Gemma Lanning

6 Jun 2022

A Oxford based firm has welcomed the appointment of a major international accountant as executive director at its global association.

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Opportunistic market and reflection-time leads to exit planning abundance - news article image

Opportunistic market and reflection-time leads to exit planning abundance

by Charles Breese

31 May 2022

As previously mentioned in my article Seeking funding or investment from a position of strength the SME market for mergers and acquisitions have resumed to pre Covid levels. I speculated this was due to a build-up of cash reserves as a result of lack of investment during periods of high scepticism and risk in the market.

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Hiving off unsuccessful business elements - news article image

Hiving off unsuccessful business elements

by Karyn Jones

17 May 2022

Over the course of the last couple of years, most companies have had to learn, very quickly, how to adapt to new and constantly changing business conditions and demands.

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Seeking funding or investment from a position of strength - news article image

Seeking funding or investment from a position of strength

by Charles Breece

16 May 2022

“Fail to prepare – prepare to fail” an age-old statement I’m sure most of us have heard from parents or teachers along the way.

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Shaw Gibbs introduce Dext Prepare - news article image

Shaw Gibbs introduce Dext Prepare

by Gemma Barrett

13 May 2022

At Shaw Gibbs we pride ourselves on our key values, Expert, Respectful, Innovative and Collaborative, and are always looking at ways in which we can enhance our services.

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