Monday, 30 September 2019
NHS Pensions have advised that the 2019 Total Reward Statements and Annual Benefit Statements are now available to download.
Friday, 27 September 2019
In my series of inheritance tax (IHT) blogs I’ve raised awareness of things you should consider. Effective tax planning can reduce an IHT bill by thousands of pounds. Now I’ll share our top tips to help you beat the inheritance tax levy.
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Welcome to month nine of our publication, Using Conflict as a Catalyst for Change – A Guide for Embracing, Managing and Mitigating Conflict Within Your Charity. This month we focus on conflicts between treasurers and finance directors or equivalent.
Friday, 13 September 2019
On Friday 6 September, HMRC issued Revenue and Customs Brief 10 (2019) announcing that the introduction of the Domestic Reverse Charge for construction services will be delayed for a period of 12 months, until 1 October 2020.
With just weeks to go to the introduction, HMRC have now responded to the concerns raised by industry representatives around the impact of the new measures.
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
An MBO, or management buy-out, occurs when a business is sold to its existing management team. A trade sale is when a business is sold to another, often competing, business. In this blog I explain some key benefits of an MBO.
Friday, 30 August 2019
MHA Larking Gowen is pleased to welcome new trainees to the firm. The students, who will be based across Norfolk and Suffolk, will each be completing either their AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) or ACA (Association of Qualified Accountants) apprenticeship with the firm.
Thursday, 29 August 2019
There’s a common misconception that your company has to be involved in rocket science to be eligible for Research and Development (R&D) tax credit
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Published recently, the Experian Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) report for H1 2019 ranked MHA Larking Gowen’s Corporate Transactions team joint top by deal volume in the region, with the firm advising on ten deals in the East of England.
Monday, 19 August 2019
Over the years, there’s been a lot of talk about IHT tax reliefs and tax rates. At the moment, every adult has a £325,000 nil rate band.
Monday, 12 August 2019
In recent years, business sales in the healthcare sector, specifically care homes and domiciliary care agencies, had slowed down, with buyer interest placed in the larger company acquisitions.
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
The second round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme, administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), opened for applications on 9 July 2019.
Thursday, 01 August 2019
On 24 July, Sajid Javid was confirmed as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer. At the top of the new Chancellor’s to do list will be whether to implement all of Boris Johnson’s tax and spending pledges made during the Tory leadership campaign and, if so, how.
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
In a long running battle, the University of Cambridge has challenged the way HM Revenue & Customs’ recovers VAT on investment funds of donations and endowments. The University claimed that they should be able to claim back a proportion of the VAT because the investment returns were used to support wider business activities.
Thursday, 25 July 2019
HMRC’s latest statistics reveal that taxpayers underpaid £7.4bn in tax last year, up 10% from £6.7bn in 2016/17. This represents 21% of the total UK Tax Gap last year (£35bn), which is an increase from 20% in 2016/17 (£33bn).
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Whilst much noise has, and continues to be made about the proposed changes to IR35, which will take effect in relation to services provided to medium and large businesses in the private sector from April 2020 (draft legislation was issued last week), it largely falls on deaf ears within government.
Monday, 15 July 2019
East Anglian-based accountancy and business advisory firm MHA Larking Gowen is extending its company wellbeing programme to reach beyond the doors of its offices.
Thursday, 11 July 2019
New rules on pricing transparency for solicitors came into force on 6 December 2018. The rules require solicitors to publish their pricing and service information on their websites about certain legal services.
Thursday, 11 July 2019
The rules about PETs are a bit more complicated but, in summary, to be free of inheritance tax you need to survive the gift by at least seven years; although what’s known as taper relief arises after year three.
Thursday, 11 July 2019
Welcome to month seven of our publication, Using Conflict as a Catalyst for Change – A Guide for Embracing, Managing and Mitigating Conflict Within Your Charity. This month we focus on how sometimes conflict can be just what a charity needs.
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