• 26th June 2015

    Explaining the crusade against perceived corruption in football

    The FBI raids on FIFA headquarters on 28 May 2015 sent shockwaves through football. But why was it the US and not the birthplace of football which instigated the movement? In July 2011 the UK passed the Bribery Act 2010. In summary this meant that it became illegal for any UK citizen to pay or receive a bribe, either directly or indirectly.
  • 15th June 2015

    The rules for Non-UK Residents selling UK property

    A major change in legislation for non-UK residents has arrived, and it spells additional work for Estate Agents, Solicitors and Tax Advisors here in the UK as well.
  • 8th June 2015

    Averaging and the Young Farmer scheme

    Looking at the fields on my way to work the majority appear to be healthy but it did strike me how exposed the farming industry is to weather, disease and world prices. So what would happen if a budding entrepreneur went into Dragons Den to try and get investment to support their new farming business?
  • 28th May 2015

    My 7 top tips in dispute resolution

    As a forensic accountant with over 20 years in practice I have assisted in a great number of disputes including commercial, employment, matrimonial, tax and partnership disputes. Here I share my top tips for the key skills in dispute resolution.
  • 12th May 2015

    Financial Focus On...Class 2 National Insurance

    With a few exceptions, if you are self-employed (or in partnership), you are required to pay Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NIC). While those of us long enough to remember it being called “The Stamp” will agree (because you could literally go to the Post Office and buy a contribution stamp), the world of Class 2 NIC has largely remained unchanged for decades.