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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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Long-term planning amidst short-term turmoil - news article image

Long-term planning amidst short-term turmoil

by Ed Gibson

23 Feb 2021

This last year has shone not so much a light as a bank of concert quality lighting on a couple of areas which are, if not ignored, then often underplayed, namely illness and death.

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Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD)– Soft landing period due to end - news article image

Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD)– Soft landing period due to end

by Asim Khan

23 Feb 2021

All UK businesses that are required to be MTD registered for VAT reporting purposes will from 1st April 2021 have to adapt their systems to meet HMRC’s new ‘digital links’ requirement as pure filing of the VAT numbers will no longer possible.

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How much is my business worth? - news article image

How much is my business worth?

by Charles Breese

22 Feb 2021

A business is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it and what a seller is willing to sell it for.

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Where do I get business advice from? - news article image

Where do I get business advice from?

by Peter O'Connell

19 Feb 2021

You should have a group of advisers to seek counsel from outside of the company whether this is a formal arrangement with your accountant or a group of peers who you can share ideas and bring a diversified experience to the table.

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Do I need an audit and what does it consist of? - news article image

Do I need an audit and what does it consist of?

by Steve Neal

17 Feb 2021

A statutory audit is required when a UK Limited company or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) meets certain criteria. Auditors report to the company’s shareholders (or members) on whether the annual accounts show a ‘true and fair view’ of the company’s financial activity and position.

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How do I start international trade? - news article image

How do I start international trade?

by Peter Watts

15 Feb 2021

Many owner-managed businesses investigate overseas trade when they can’t increase sales in their home market. Whether you are trading online or through in-country sales teams, there will be different tax legislation requirements

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Shaw Gibbs announce the appointment of Tax Partner Phil Dickinson - news article image

Shaw Gibbs announce the appointment of Tax Partner Phil Dickinson

by Fran Kidd

15 Feb 2021

Phil, who joined the firm at the beginning of February, is a tax specialist who has been involved in advising owner managed businesses on the direct tax challenges for over 10 years.

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