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Monday, 12 August 2019

IR35 post 2020 for the PSC

Further to the Autumn 2018 Budget announcement, draft legislation to be
included in the Finance Bill 2019 is set to reform the intermediaries legislation – usually referred to as IR35 – with effect from April 2020.

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Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme closes 3 September

The second round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme, administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), opened for applications on 9 July 2019. 

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Monday, 05 August 2019

A new deal for tourism

Despite Brexit and the process of electing a new Prime Minister, the Government does seem to be getting some useful business done, although perhaps a bit under the radar. An example is the UK’s first ever tourism sector deal.

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Thursday, 01 August 2019

A new Chancellor of the Exchequer – what can we expect?

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.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

The challenges of VAT in motor retail

Motor retail is one of the more challenging sectors to operate in from a VAT perspective.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Latest quarterly Insolvency Statistics

The latest quarterly Insolvency Statistics were released on 30 July 2019 by the Insolvency Service.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

VAT recovery on investment management costs, not just an issue for charities.

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.

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Thursday, 25 July 2019

The Tax Gap is increasing – what does this mean for you?

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).

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

IR35 and workers who provide their services through companies etc

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.

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Monday, 15 July 2019

Accountancy firm brings life-saving equipment to the community

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.

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Thursday, 11 July 2019

New pricing transparency rules for solicitors – are you complying?

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. 

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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Saving inheritance tax by gifting: Potentially Exempt Transfers

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.

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Thursday, 11 July 2019

When conflict can be just what your charity needs

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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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Capital Gains Tax reporting: another crackdown on buy-to-let landlords?

Last month we looked at the example of Mrs Lambert, who sold her residence and realised a capital gain. At present her tax bill is £1,400 but HMRC are consulting on changes to a valuable relief that would see her tax charge increase to £14,700 if she sells the property on or after 6 April 2020

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Friday, 05 July 2019

Inheritance tax and pension changes for women

How can you mitigate potential inheritance tax liabilities? Do the recent pension changes for women affect you?

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Friday, 28 June 2019

Trust Registration – The Latest Developments

Have you ever heard the saying, “Put not your trust in money but put your money in trust”? Actually, this advice is urging nineteenth century heiresses to protect their wealth, which would otherwise pass to their husbands, when they married

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Friday, 28 June 2019

Conflict amongst charity trustees

Welcome to month six 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 conflict amongst charity trustees.

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Friday, 28 June 2019

Save inheritance tax by making gifts

In my recent inheritance tax blog I commented on the need for a valid will. A will directs the distribution of your estate, but how can you save inheritance tax?

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Monday, 24 June 2019

MHA Larking Gowen win national award for flexible working initiative

MHA Larking Gowen named national winners of the Working Families Best Practice Award for Best Flexible Working, the award establishes the East Anglian-based accountancy and business advisory group at the forefront of new thinking on the relationship between employers, employees, and their work. 

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Friday, 21 June 2019

Hundreds of students learn about farming and food production at LEAF Education GCSE Activity Day

MHA Larking Gowen exhibited in the #FarmMyFood event which took place on Friday 21 June at Elveden Estate. Our agricultural experts were there today giving the young teenagers an insight into agricultural accountancy and what the team here at MHA Larking Gowen do to help our agricultural clients. 

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Our services

At MHA Larking Gowen, we see ourselves as more than purely chartered accountants. We’ll look after all your tax and finance issues, and we’ll be trusted business advisors with a friendly one-to-one service you can count on

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Insolvency Q&A part five: creditors

Welcome to the fifth and final part of our five part insolvency blog covering the most frequently asked questions around insolvency and liquidation.

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Monday, 17 June 2019

European award for business advisory specialist

MHA Larking Gowen, Corporate Finance Partner, James Lay, has been named as High Achiever 2019 for the European Region, at last week’s Mindshop annual conference, for his work advising businesses on maximising their potential.

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Friday, 07 June 2019

Do you have offshore assets?

We are living in changing times in the tax world. Following the reporting of several high profile cases in the press, tax planning that was once considered unexceptional is now seen as morally unacceptable tax avoidance. The spotlight has turned on those with offshore assets so, if this applies to you or you are either non-resident or non-domiciled and have an interest in an offshore trust, read on.

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Thursday, 06 June 2019

Blog - Top 10 differences between the sale of company shares v business assets

If a business is operated through a limited company, there are two different approaches for a sale. Either the shares of the company are sold by the shareholders (referred to as a “share sale”), or the company sells its trade and assets, and the shareholders are left to liquidate the company and distribute the proceeds between themselves (referred to as an “asset sale”)

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Thursday, 06 June 2019

2019 Legal Benchmarking Report

Our 2019 Legal Benchmarking Report is now available. Read it now for a national insight into the trends in the legal sector.

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Business Survey results

The results of MHA Larking Gowen’s fourteenth Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Business Survey have just been published. High on the list of challenges was the weather in 2018! The weather played a big part in the trading results for a lot of tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses in the eastern region. 

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Changes to residence relief and letting relief

In a recent blog I highlighted how the Government is trying to crack down on tax relief for buy-to-let landlords. Now I’ll consider how the proposed new property tax changes regarding residence relief and letting relief will affect some property owners.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Insolvency Q&A part four: employees

Welcome to part four of our five part insolvency blog covering the most frequently asked questions around insolvency and liquidation. Part four will cover the most frequently asked insolvency questions by employees.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Does your farm qualify for research and development tax relief?

With the Agriculture Bill making its way through parliament, the transition towards farmers being paid for ‘public goods’ is well underway. 

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