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That which we call an ISA by any other name would smell as sweet - news article image

That which we call an ISA by any other name would smell as sweet

by Ed Gibson

23 May 2018

There are many ISA options available but what are the benefits of each?

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Top five considerations in accessing pension freedoms - news article image

Top five considerations in accessing pension freedoms

by Tim Davison

23 May 2018

What should you consider when accessing pension freedoms?

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As a Sole Trader or a Partner, what business expenses can I claim tax relief on? - news article image

As a Sole Trader or a Partner, what business expenses can I claim tax relief on?

by Gary Hamilton

17 May 2018

To keep it really simple, ask yourself this question; “is the expense ‘wholly, exclusively and necessary’ for the business?”

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How to value a business for divorce purposes - news article image

How to value a business for divorce purposes

by Clifford Brown

14 May 2018

It is becoming increasingly likely that a business valuation may form an aspect of divorce. This article sets out the considerations in: estimating the current value of business interests, extracting value from a business and how an accountant can help with a valuation.

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Shaw Gibbs support Oxfordshire Artweeks 2018 - news article image

Shaw Gibbs support Oxfordshire Artweeks 2018

by Fran Kidd

12 May 2018

We are supporting Oxfordshire Artweeks 2018 by showcasing artist Patricia Sabogal in our Summertown office.

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Effectively a Special Quiz! - news article image

Effectively a Special Quiz!

by Fran Kidd

19 Apr 2018

Our fundraising quiz was attended by trainee staff from professional advisory groups across Oxford and raised over £260 for Special Effect.

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US tax reforms – impact on US national, UK resident business owners - news article image

US tax reforms – impact on US national, UK resident business owners

by David Rickwood

5 Apr 2018

The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 has imposed a one-off tax on the retained earnings of foreign companies controlled by US persons who are non-US resident.

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Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) - news article image

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

by Sarah Gardener

26 Mar 2018

ATED is an annual tax payable mainly by companies that own UK residential property with a value in excess of £500,000

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Shaw Gibbs advises sale of The First Financial Consultancy to Royce Compliance Consultancy - news article image

Shaw Gibbs advises sale of The First Financial Consultancy to Royce Compliance Consultancy

by Clifford Brown

26 Mar 2018

Shaw Gibbs has advised the sale of The First Financial Consultancy (TFFC), a highly regarded FCA compliance adviser

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I have a friend who has said my business would benefit from being a Limited Company. Are they right? - news article image

I have a friend who has said my business would benefit from being a Limited Company. Are they right?

by Gary Hamilton

22 Mar 2018

The tax efficiencies of owning a Limited Company have been chipped away at in recent years, however, there are still opportunities for many Sole Traders / Partnerships by operating as a Limited Company.

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Exercising Pension Freedoms - what do I need to consider? - news article image

Exercising Pension Freedoms - what do I need to consider?

by Tim Davison

1 Mar 2018

Q: I would like to access my pension fund using “Pension Freedoms” but I am concerned about the fund running out too quickly. What do I need to consider?

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Stakeholder considerations in Corporate Voluntary Arrangements - news article image

Stakeholder considerations in Corporate Voluntary Arrangements

by Clive Everitt

22 Feb 2018

Corporate Voluntary Arrangements (CVA’s) have returned to the headlines in recent months with cases involving High Street names such as Toys R Us, Byron Burgers and Jamie’s Italian. Agreements will have to be reached with all key stakeholders to gather support for the CVA whilst also keeping the company trading in the short term. Reflecting on recent cases, plus our own experiences here are a few comments on what each stakeholder is likely to consider before a CVA is agreed.

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Shaw Gibbs supports Excelothene with strategic acquisition - news article image

Shaw Gibbs supports Excelothene with strategic acquisition

by Fran Kidd

9 Feb 2018

Shaw Gibbs Corporate Finance team have assisted Excelothene, a leading supplier in polythene packaging, with its strategic acquisition of Shrink 1st.

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How does a growing company benefit from being audited? - news article image

How does a growing company benefit from being audited?

by Steve Neal

26 Jan 2018

In the UK, a statutory audit is required if a company meets certain criteria however, an annual audit is an opportunity to glean a valuable insight into your business without bias. If a company is growing quickly, it can be beneficial to opt for an annual audit, whether or not the criteria have been met. This article covers the reasons why growing companies benefit from opting to audit.

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The importance of stakeholder consultation - Toys R Us and Carillion PLC - news article image

The importance of stakeholder consultation - Toys R Us and Carillion PLC

by Hayley Simmons

17 Jan 2018

Ascertaining who the most important stakeholders are at an early stage in an insolvency and ensuring they are consulted with is crucial for rescue plans to run smoothly. Our article covers the recent Carillion and Toys R Us cases.

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Can I transfer my late husband’s investments into my name? - news article image

Can I transfer my late husband’s investments into my name?

by Ed Gibson

2 Jan 2018

My husband died recently, do I need to cash-in his investments or can they be transferred into my name?

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How do authors account for income and pay taxes? - news article image

How do authors account for income and pay taxes?

by Lorna Watson

2 Jan 2018

In accounting and tax terms being a novelist is a trade. All the basic rules for preparing accounts for a trading business - and for the taxation of that business - apply to authors. However, some additional special rules apply to income and expenditure.

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Shaw Gibbs host the fourth FAB Accelerator finale - news article image

Shaw Gibbs host the fourth FAB Accelerator finale

by Fran Kidd

8 Dec 2017

Monday 4 December 2017 saw Shaw Gibbs hosting the fourth finale of FAB Accelerator

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Shaw Gibbs join forces with Insolvency Squared - news article image

Shaw Gibbs join forces with Insolvency Squared

by Fran Kidd

1 Dec 2017

Read about how Shaw Gibbs have expanded their insolvency offering in London as they join forces with Insolvency Squared.

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Shaw Gibbs advise the owners of Building Supplies Online on their strategic partnership with Cairngorm Capital - news article image

Shaw Gibbs advise the owners of Building Supplies Online on their strategic partnership with Cairngorm Capital

by Clifford Brown

30 Nov 2017

Take a look at how Shaw Gibbs' Corporate Finance team advised the shareholders of Building Supplies Online on their strategic partnership

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