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Spotlight on capital gains tax - news article image

Spotlight on capital gains tax

18 Aug 2016

Capital gains tax (CGT) made the headlines earlier this year when, to many people’s surprise, the then Chancellor George Osborne reduced the rates for 2016/17.

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Understanding the new apprenticeship levy - news article image

Understanding the new apprenticeship levy

18 Aug 2016

From April 2017, a new apprenticeship levy is set to be introduced for employers with pay bills of over £3 million per annum, in order for them to invest in apprenticeship programmes.

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Should I be declaring my foreign income on my UK Self-Assessment tax return? - news article image

Should I be declaring my foreign income on my UK Self-Assessment tax return?

by Hannah Jevons

9 Aug 2016

Our Personal Tax Manager, Hannah Jevons offers some advice.

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Should you be making more 'ethical' investments? - news article image

Should you be making more 'ethical' investments?

by Ed Gibson

1 Aug 2016

Our Head of Financial Services, Ed Gibson discusses potential ethical investment problems.

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Shaw Gibbs at the Olympics - kind of - news article image

Shaw Gibbs at the Olympics - kind of

29 Jul 2016

Last Thursday, a team of enthusiastic, um, ‘athletes’ from Shaw Gibbs gathered together for the Oxford Young Professionals’ Society Mini-Olympics.

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Micro Herbs vs Micro Accounts - news article image

Micro Herbs vs Micro Accounts

by Lorna Watson

28 Jul 2016

I’m not a fan of micro herbs. I find them irritating and pretentious and they get in your teeth. Micro accounts on the other hand are definitely a good thing for some people.

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Bubbles & Berries with Author, Clare Macintosh - news article image

Bubbles & Berries with Author, Clare Macintosh

by Lorna Watson

20 Jul 2016

Solicitors, finance professionals and marketers – to name a few –gathered to hear the works of renowned author, Clare Mackintosh.

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Inheritance Tax Residential Nil Rate Band-what's that? - news article image

Inheritance Tax Residential Nil Rate Band-what's that?

by David Rickwood

21 Jul 2016

In simple terms every UK resident and non-resident with UK based assets is entitled to use a basic inheritance tax nil rate band of up to £325,000.

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Brexit - What comes next? - news article image

Brexit - What comes next?

by Ed Gibson

7 Jul 2016

Ed Gibson admits that the only way forward is knowing what you don't know.

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Shaw Gibbs 5-a-side Charity Rush Hockey Tournament 2016 - news article image

Shaw Gibbs 5-a-side Charity Rush Hockey Tournament 2016

8 Jul 2016

On the 30th June, Hawks Hockey’s corporate sponsor, Shaw Gibbs held their 3rd annual charity Rush Hockey Tournament at which the cream of Oxford’s professional elite turned up.

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It’s All About Timing - news article image

It’s All About Timing

by Dan Hayes

30 Jun 2016

Quite rightly the first question asked to me was “is this right time to begin this process?”. Much to my own annoyance I responded with those simple three words that at the very least bought me an additional 5 seconds thinking time – “It all depends”.

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‘Oxfordshire remains a brilliant place to live and work!’ - news article image

‘Oxfordshire remains a brilliant place to live and work!’

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15 Jun 2016

This year’s Oxford Economic Question Time event attracted over 100 of the region's business leaders and shapers discussing the current state of the global economy.

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Property agents - a regulatory minefield! - news article image

Property agents - a regulatory minefield!

by Sarah Gardener

17 May 2016

Property bodies remain 'old fashioned' and are imposing increased regulation and reporting requirements on their industry, in relation to client money.

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Shaw Gibbs strengthens international credentials by joining DFK International - news article image

Shaw Gibbs strengthens international credentials by joining DFK International

7 Apr 2016

Shaw Gibbs is delighted to announce that it has joined DFK International, the worldwide association of independent accounting firms and business advisers.

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Cross Border Employment Issues - news article image

Cross Border Employment Issues

8 Mar 2016

Every now and again, a client will casually mention that they have someone who ‘pops over to work in the UK office from time to time’ usually followed up with the sweeping comment ‘but they’re here less than 183 days, so it’s fine’.

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International Women's Day 2016: Professional Services from a Women's Perspective - news article image

International Women's Day 2016: Professional Services from a Women's Perspective

by Lorna Watson

7 Mar 2016

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day. This has made me think about my own experiences over a 35 year career and how they have mirrored (or not) general patterns in the accountancy industry.

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Abolition of employer NICs for apprentices - news article image

Abolition of employer NICs for apprentices

1 Mar 2016

From April 2016 employer national insurance contributions (NICs) up to the upper earnings secondary threshold (UESC) will effectively be abolished for apprentices aged under 25.

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Changes to the Gift Aid Small DonationsScheme - news article image

Changes to the Gift Aid Small DonationsScheme

1 Mar 2016

The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) allows charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to claim a top-up payment equal to the 20% basic rate of income tax on small donation income where it would be difficult to obtain a Gift Aid declaration from the donor.

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Grandparents set to share parental leave and pay - news article image

Grandparents set to share parental leave and pay

1 Mar 2016

The role that grandparents play in providing care for their grandchildren is being officially recognised, as new proposals are set to allow working grandparents to benefit from Shared Parental Leave and Pay.

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HMRC phishing scams and how to avoid them - news article image

HMRC phishing scams and how to avoid them

1 Mar 2016

As HMRC moves more of its services online, fraudsters are exploiting this transition by targeting taxpayers with bogus or fake emails.

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