• 28th February 2012

    Default surcharges - don't get caught out

    The fines imposed by HMRC for the late submission of income tax returns are well publicised. Less publicity is given to the fines that are imposed for the late submission and/or payment of VAT returns. These fines are known as" default surcharges".
  • 2nd February 2012

    Tax planning opportunities for now and the year ahead

    2012 is going to be an exciting year, with both the Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations to look forward to. But 2012 should also be the year in which we all review our finances to ensure that HMRC does not take more than is absolutely necessary. Here are some items to consider.
  • 4th January 2012

    The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme: A reason to be cheerful?

    Although there are never too many reasons to be cheerful in January, George Osborne, in his Autumn Statement a few weeks ago, sent out a few beacons of light for small/medium companies in the prevailing economic gloom.
  • 1st November 2011

    Don't write off rescue

    I have often been asked to advise Directors in relation to the financial position of their company when their view, and the reason for them being put in touch with me in the first place, is that they see liquidation as the only option ... But liquidation isn't always the answer.
  • 12th October 2011

    All is not lost

    As we encounter turbulent times in Stock Market, and suffer higher rates of income tax, it is important to consider tax efficient investments.