• 26th June 2014

    Distressed at the loss of 'distress'

    As from 6th April commercial landlords are no longer unable to use bailiffs to collect rent arrears from their tenants, by "turning up" and removing goods to the value of the outstanding rent without notice.
  • 18th June 2014

    Financial Focus On...A Flipping Nuisance

    “The Art of Taxation is to pluck the Goose so as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing” - and the converse can also be said of any tax relief. No matter what the actual benefit of the tax relief, provided it is claimed unobtrusively, HMRC will generally allow the relief to continue – partly due to bureaucratic inertia – but normally without a lot of hissing being aimed in your direction. Sauce for the Gander, you might say.
  • 2nd June 2014

    How can a Forensic Accountant help me or my client?

    Wikipedia defines a Forensic Accountant as “… an experienced auditor or accountant and investigator of legal and financial documents that is hired to look into suspicions of fraudulent activity...". In fact our role is far wider than this.
  • 21st May 2014

    Financial Focus On...ISAs just got NISA

    The Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) regime received a something of a shake-up in the Chancellor’s March 2014 Budget.
  • 23rd April 2014

    Financial Focus On...A Lesson from The Sopranos

    The late, great, James Gandolfini died suddenly last year in Rome, aged 51. The Sopranos star suffered a unexpected heart attack and was clearly taken at far too young an age.