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Every McCloud case has a silver lining - news article image

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? - news article image

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 - news article image

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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Moving from industry to practice

by Kerry Whitfield

28 May 2021

During the Covid pandemic, Shaw Gibbs have seen an increase in people transitioning from industry to take up a career with us.

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Shaw Gibbs announce the promotion of Nik Ioannidis to Associate Director - news article image

Shaw Gibbs announce the promotion of Nik Ioannidis to Associate Director

by Fran Kidd

13 May 2021

Shaw Gibbs are pleased to announce the promotion of Nikolaos Ioannidis (Nik) to Audit Associate Director.

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Brexit impact on personal tax and pensions - news article image

Brexit impact on personal tax and pensions

by Emily Hillier

11 May 2021

Since the UK left the EU there has been in-depth coverage and speculation regarding the implications of Brexit and the Trade Agreement on businesses but what about pensions and personal taxes?

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Brexit support grants - news article image

Brexit support grants

by Fran Kidd

4 May 2021

The Government has made available a £20 million Brexit Support Fund which is specifically for small to medium-sized enterprises to help them access practical support, including training for new customs, rules of origin and VAT processes.

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Audit and Consolidation Implications for UK subsidiaries of EU companies following Brexit - news article image

Audit and Consolidation Implications for UK subsidiaries of EU companies following Brexit

by Nik Ioannidis

15 Apr 2021

Prior to the UK leaving the European Union (EU), there were three ways in which UK incorporated companies that are subsidiaries of European Economic Area (EEA) parent companies could be exempt from having a statutory audit in the UK.

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Furnished Holiday Let clampdown - news article image

Furnished Holiday Let clampdown

by Emily Hillier

6 Apr 2021

Second home owners can save tax if their second property is available for holiday lets. This savings comes in the form of tax relief but also because the owners can pay business rates rather than council tax if the property is made available to let for at least 140 days a year.

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Is cash king? - news article image

Is cash king?

by Karyn Jones

19 Mar 2021

The origin of "cash is king" is not clear. It was used in 1988, after the global stock market crash in 1987, by Pehr G. Gyllenhammar, who was Chief Executive Officer of Swedish car group Volvo

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Shaw Gibbs and BSKP joint Brexit VAT seminar - news article image

Shaw Gibbs and BSKP joint Brexit VAT seminar

by Asim Khan

18 Mar 2021

Asim Khan recently joined forces with German DFK member firm BSKP to deliver a seminar to help clients plan for Brexit.

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How do I wind up my business? - news article image

How do I wind up my business?

by Hayley Simmons

17 Mar 2021

Winding up the business is not always about insolvency, it can be about shareholders releasing their investment in the business in the most efficient way. If you are looking to wind up your business there are a number of areas that you need to consider

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But, could you have your cake and eat it? - news article image

But, could you have your cake and eat it?

by Tim Davison

16 Mar 2021

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs provides evidence that this popular quotation, that you cannot retain your cake for future consumption having already eaten it, dates back prior to 1546, when it was included in a compendium compiled by John Heywood.

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Who would have thought that pensions and tax could be so emotive? - news article image

Who would have thought that pensions and tax could be so emotive?

by Ed Gibson

16 Mar 2021

There was little in the Budget that affected pensions, despite the perennial rumours that tax relief would be restricted or tax free cash abolished.

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S24 mortgage interest restrictions – turning up the heat for buy-to-let landlords - news article image

S24 mortgage interest restrictions – turning up the heat for buy-to-let landlords

by Phil Dickinson

15 Mar 2021

As we emerge from winter into the warmer climes of spring, many buy-to-let landlords have emerged from the hibernation period to find that they are still the icy grip of Section 24 (S24) mortgage interest restriction changes.

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Budget 2021 - The full report - news article image

Budget 2021 - The full report

by Fran Kidd

4 Mar 2021

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In his speech he set out a three-part plan in order to recover, kick start and rebuild the UK's economy.

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Budget 2021 Investment-led recovery - news article image

Budget 2021 Investment-led recovery

by Fran Kidd

3 Mar 2021

Rishi Sunak opened his UK Budget announcement today with the facts that although are not unfamiliar to us, are still a harsh reality. The UK has suffered the largest shrink in the economy in 300 years and the Government has borrowed at levels not seen since wartime.

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Do I have enough to retire? - news article image

Do I have enough to retire?

by Ed Gibson

26 Feb 2021

For many, the most important issue is the amount of money left for retirement, is it enough to have the lifestyle desired.

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Is a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) accessible to all? - news article image

Is a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) accessible to all?

by Karyn Jones

26 Feb 2021

A CVA is a procedure enabling a company to come to an arrangement with its creditors over the payment of its debts. It can be used to settle debts over a period of time with creditor approval by paying only a proportion of the amount that it owes, or by paying them in full.

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How do I plan for succession? - news article image

How do I plan for succession?

by Peter O'Connell

23 Feb 2021

A single business owner can limit the value of the business where the knowledge of suppliers, internal procedures and clients sits solely with them. As a consequence, the value of the business may only be worth the liquidated value of the tangible assets.

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