• 5th February 2016

    New Gift Aid declaration: what charities need to do

    From 6 April 2016, charities will need to ensure that they are using the new model Gift Aid declaration published by HM Revenue & Customs last year.
  • 4th February 2016

    Divorce and finances - how to avoid the tax man benefitting

    For most couples getting divorced is an extremely stressful time and there is a lot to think about besides finances and tax. As forensic accountants we assist divorce and family lawyers in agreeing the financial split between couples together with the tax implications of the financial settlement.
  • 1st February 2016

    Cashflow planning for farms

    For most farms this is the point of the year when things are a little more settled, with most of the drilling complete (or done in some cases) and the sprayer/fertiliser spreader resting in the shed. So now presents a rare chance to consider the path ahead, what I am about to suggest isn’t the most loved job for most but reviewing the financial position for now and the forth coming year is a sensible thing to do.
  • 28th January 2016

    Telecommunications - Domestic Reverse Charge

    In its Revenue and Customs Brief 1/2016 HMRC has advised that, in a measure to counter the threat of missing trader intra-community VAT fraud, a reverse charge accounting mechanism is to be introduced on 1 February 2016 for wholesale supplies of telecommunication services in the UK.
  • 19th January 2016

    How to choose a good accountant - from the horse's mouth

    Choosing your accountant is a key decision for both business owners and private clients. One bean counter is not in fact the same as the next bean counter!