Monday, 26 November 2018
MHA Larking Gowen Corporate Finance remain top of the league and have been ranked joint first in the latest report from Experian Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). The team have advised on twelve deals for the East of England making them one of two firms ranked as the most active financial advisors in the East of England.
Saturday, 24 November 2018
An unexpected announcement in the autumn Budget means that business owners who hold alphabet shares, which had previously qualified for Entrepreneurs’ Relief, may wish to look into new qualifying criteria, particularly when considering the sale of their business or shares.
Friday, 23 November 2018
An unexpected announcement in the recent Budget means that business owners who hold alphabet shares, which had previously qualified for ER, may wish to look into new qualifying criteria, particularly when considering the sale of their business or shares.
Friday, 23 November 2018
MHA Larking Gowen has joined businesses across the region to support ‘Inspiring Women’ – an initiative by the East Anglian Daily Times to honour 100 inspirational Suffolk women, as part of celebrations marking 100 years of votes for women.
Friday, 16 November 2018
New rules on pricing transparency for solicitors have been published, and come into effect on 6 December 2018. The rules have been put in place following recommendations from the Competition and Markets Authority. Firms that fail to meet the requirements could face disciplinary action.
Friday, 09 November 2018
MHA Larking Gowen LLP is delighted with the announcement that Norfolk ProHelp has secured significant funding, as well as new sponsorship. Norfolk ProHelp provides free professional and strategic advice to charities and community interest groups throughout Norfolk. Julie Grimmer, Partner at MHA Larking Gowen LLP, acts as voluntary Chair for the organisation.
Thursday, 08 November 2018
New data shows that HMRC’s tax take has been bolstered by more successful investigations into individuals and SMEs. The investigation units that focus on those small businesses and individuals collected £16 extra in taxes for every £1 spent on their investigatory staff in 2016/17, up on the £15 collected the year before.
Monday, 05 November 2018
Rotarian John Button of the Ipswich East Rotary Club (pictured on the right in photo above) has received the award of Event Organiser of the Year from Community Action Suffolk. Community Action Suffolk champions community action in Suffolk by supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in its work
Monday, 05 November 2018
When it comes to personal tax, there are always issues that get us accountants excited (well relatively!). Three current hot topics are: Claiming for tax deduction of clothing, Making Tax Digital (MTD) and VAT campaign reduce the VAT rate in the hospitality and tourism industries.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Fundraising is difficult, especially with more and more demand on donors’ income. However, there are opportunities; 70% of potential donors indicated they would be more inclined to give to a charity if they knew how their money was directly helping.
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
You may have read a Budget summary and have a good idea of the key policies that are set to affect the UK. However, less reported are the impending changes that will affect the insolvency landscape.
Friday, 26 October 2018
Given the current political situation and the furore caused by the removal of the Business Asset Taper Relief (BATR) in 2008, it may be a surprise if Capital Gains Tax Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) is abolished next week. However, don’t rule out some tinkering with the existing rules.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
We previously reported that from 1 April 2019, VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) will be required to keep digital records, and submit their VAT returns via the Making Tax Digital for Businesses (MTDfB) system.
Thursday, 18 October 2018
We are proud to announce that the MHA Larking Gowen Corporate Finance team have been shortlisted for two categories in the Insider Central and East Dealmaker Awards 2018; Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year and Deal of the Year (transaction size under £10m).
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Changes have been introduced to the annual allowance for pension contributions. This change has had significant impact on medical practitioners who are contributing to the NHS scheme.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
I’m coming up for five years at MHA Larking Gowen and one year in the Corporate Finance team. I spent almost eight years at another regional firm where I trained and qualified, and moved to MHA Larking Gowen for the opportunity to manage a portfolio in our business and private team, which I did for four years, before moving to Corporate Finance for a new challenge!
Tuesday, 09 October 2018
I hadn’t given it much thought until last year but, up until about 2011, the Default Retirement Age (DRA) was 65 for men and 60 for women. The ending of the DRA, and the requirement for age equality, has had a significant impact on older workers. The exception is for those lucky enough to be able to retire early due to having a significant pension pot!
Friday, 05 October 2018
Like many businesses, you’ve been filing your VAT returns online and have kept your records in line with HMRC requirements. However, HMRC are changing those requirements and introducing Making Tax Digital (MTD).
Monday, 01 October 2018
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) collected £832 million in extra tax through investigations into inheritance tax, charitable donations and trusts last year. This shows how HMRC are approaching non-compliance from all possible angles and, as a result, almost all taxpayers are at risk of investigation from the taxman.
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
The scenario is a common one: Mr Smith owns some rental properties. During a tax year he wanted to buy a new home for himself. He raised the funds by remortgaging one of his rental properties. The interest charged on the new loan was claimed as a deduction against his rental income.
Monday, 24 September 2018
As another season of Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR) audits draws to a close, I’ve observed some trends and key problem areas that keep cropping up. In this blog and my next, I’ll discuss how to avoid or overcome these common problems.
Monday, 24 September 2018
East Anglian based chartered accountants, MHA Larking Gowen, is proud to be announced regional winner of the Workplace Wellbeing Award in the British Chamber of Commerce ‘Chamber Business Awards 2018’, it has been announced today.
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
As we move into the period of autumn cultivations, and clients continue the search for ways to cut a cost here and there, some will look in the barn, consider the cost of fresh seed, and decide that maybe this year they’ll take some of their own best sample, have it dressed and save a few pounds.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
HMRC recently held a consultation requesting views on the proposed introduction of a reverse charge mechanism to combat VAT fraud in the construction sector. Following its conclusion and analysis of feedback, HMRC have published draft legislation in the form of a Statutory Instrument, which will become section 55A of the VAT Act 1994 with effect 1 October 2019.
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