Monday, 18 June 2018
Capital gains tax (CGT) gets reported on your self-assessment tax return for the year. The filing deadline and due date for payment is 31 January following the end of the tax year. So, with the deadline following standard self-assessment procedures, why are so many non-residents being hit with late filing penalties?
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Residential care homes and domiciliary care providers both take some of the pressure off the NHS by offering much more complex care solutions across a wider acuity spectrum
Thursday, 31 May 2018
The Engine Issue 1 has articles containing information on: becoming the Manufacturing Employer of Choice, Research & Development Tax incentives, succession issues for family owned businesses, company cars and the affect of Brexit on manufacturers that retail directly to customers.
Friday, 25 May 2018
Our Legal Benchmarking Report reveals a need for firms to focus on organic growth, improving the efficiency and billing processes as the sector faces the end of a three-year period of sustained growth. Read the full report here.
Thursday, 17 May 2018
For many years farm business owners have enjoyed a regime of capital taxes that have been extremely helpful in terms of planning for family succession. Wealth is largely protected on death with holdover relief to defer capital gains tax (CGT) to allow lifetime gifts to be made, or 100% relief for agricultural property and business property.
Monday, 14 May 2018
Meetings and their documentation are important. The minutes of your considerations and decisions are the evidence on which you’ll be judged as to whether you’ve fulfilled your duties as a trustee. Read our top tips for trustees' meetings.
Wednesday, 09 May 2018
There are many sayings about managing cash in a business – “cash is king” and “turnover is vanity; profit is sanity; cash is reality” to name but two. With many farms and estates diversifying their businesses, how can you be sure which part of the business is contributing to the cash inflow?
Tuesday, 08 May 2018
We recently launched the results of our annual tourism and leisure business survey, which cover all sorts of tourism related businesses in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. This includes hotels, sport and leisure, museums, pubs and visitor attractions.
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Recent research found that only 25% of law firms believed they were in compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on 25 May 2018. What should law firms be doing?
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Our 2018 Tourism and Leisure Business Survey was again well supported this year and we would like to thank all of you who have participated in it and all those who have helped to promote it. Download our brochure to read the full results.
Monday, 23 April 2018
On Sunday 15 April just under 2,000 runners took part in the MHA Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon. Fifteen teams entered the Business Challenge, an inter-company ‘best time’ competition held within the main race. Click here to find out the results...
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Some 300 tourism businesses completed the Tourism and Leisure Business Survey, co-ordinated by MHA Larking Gowen - Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. The survey enables voices from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex’s tourism sector to be heard. Read the results here
Friday, 13 April 2018
It’s not unusual for buyers to identify specific sellers and make offers. This is known as an off-market approach. It is often flattering for a seller, who may have not been thinking about a sale but is intrigued to explore it further.
Thursday, 05 April 2018
In February the Government published a consultation document entitled “Health and harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit.” The document runs to 64 pages and sets out possible options for the future of UK farming over the next generation. It should be regarded as compulsory reading (The NFU have produced a more manageable 14-page summary).
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Chartered accountants MHA Larking Gowen have announced that they have joined Elmer’s Big Parade. The trail of 50 large and 100 small Elmers will hope to raise vital funds for St Elizabeth Hospice and arrives in Ipswich in 2019.
Tuesday, 03 April 2018
As one tax tear ends and another begins, there are employment tax issues that employers need to be thinking about. My previous blog covered reporting requirements for employment related securities. In this blog, I’ll look at some changes in legislation.
Thursday, 29 March 2018
I’m guessing that most people’s answer to this is no. However, if you don’t plan to receive your income in the most tax efficient manner, you may well end up paying more.
Whilst time is short to get things changed prior to 5 April 2018, a review now may save tax in 2018/2019.
Thursday, 29 March 2018
In the lead-up to 5 April each year there are plenty of employment tax issues to be thinking about, both in relation to reporting requirements for the tax year now ending as well as the legislative changes going forward. One area that employers need to consider is that of employment related securities.
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
As many charities are facing increasing pressure on their traditional sources of income they need to be innovative in either finding new sources of income or different ways to operate more efficiently. Read our blog to see how working with other charities could help.
Thursday, 22 March 2018
VAT is an increasingly complex tax, particularly in the motor trade where mistakes can be costly due to the high unit values involved. HMRC continue to target motor dealers using specially trained officers, so it’s always worth reviewing your VAT accounting.
Friday, 16 March 2018
With the spotlight on governance it’s easy to overlook the clerk, who can be a vital resource, supporting the effective functioning of the governing body. The voluntary nature of governance makes the role all the more important as it provides a vital link to administrative, organisational and advisory support; contributing to the efficiency, effectiveness, productivity and compliance of the governing body.
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