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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?

Press Release

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. 

News

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.

Press Release

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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Monday, 27 May 2019

Making Tax Digital (MTD) and electronic invoicing

Hopefully most of you will know that Making Tax Digital (MTD) came into effect from 1 April 2019, meaning that all VAT registered businesses trading over the VAT registration threshold of £85,000 will now need to submit their VAT returns using a MTD compliant software. 

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Friday, 24 May 2019

Are ‘trivial’ benefits from employers exempt from tax and NIC?

In the lead-up to the 2018/19 P11D filing deadline of 6 July 2019, I thought it would be helpful to employers if I recap the exemption available for trivial benefits and what the criteria are.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Tourism and Leisure Business Survey Results 2019

Our 2019 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. 

Press Release

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Fabulous summer weather is a leading concern for tourism businesses in the eastern region

The region’s tourism leaders gathered in Norfolk today and Suffolk tomorrow to hear the results of East Anglia’s largest Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Business Survey.  High on the list of challenges was the weather in 2018. The survey, which is produced by chartered accountants and business advisors, MHA Larking Gowen, has been running for 14 years and is the largest independent survey of its kind in the region.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

All change for agricultural tenancies?

Yet another aspect of the Government's view for the future of the farming industry was unveiled in April with the issue of a consultation paper on proposed changes to the legislation governing agricultural tenancies.

Press Release

Monday, 20 May 2019

New Director for Tax Department at MHA Larking Gowen

Dominic Carter has joined MHA Larking Gowen as Tax Director, to head up the tax team at the firm’s Ipswich office and support the tax advisory offering across the firm.

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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Plan ahead to reduce your inheritance tax – your will

No one likes to be reminded of the need to plan ahead with its specific implications but it’s the key to reducing the impacts of inheritance tax (IHT). The old adage that it’s ‘never too soon but often too late’ comes to mind but with expert advice, planning and guidance you can make sure your assets are protected and the family isn’t left with an excessive inheritance tax bill.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Services to the tourism and hospitality industry

Tourism, leisure and hospitality are key industries in East Anglia’s economy. With our in-depth knowledge we’ll identify the market areas where you can improve your profit margins, grow your business and maximise earning potential.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

How can charities manage priorities?

Welcome to month five 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 priority management; the conflict between beneficiary needs and finite resources.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Have you reported your ‘employment related shares’ transactions?

Most shares or options acquired by employees or directors in a company that is, or is connected to, their employer are ‘employment related securities’ (ERS).

Press Release

Friday, 10 May 2019

MHA Larking Gowen reaches finals of the national awards

The shortlist for the annual Best Practice Awards has been announced today 10 May 2019 by work life balance charity Working Families

MHA Larking Gowen has been named as a finalist in the “Best Flexible Working Initiative” award category of the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards. 

Press Release

Friday, 03 May 2019

Business Challenge winners “on the up”!

The 2019 winners of the MHA Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon Business Challenge have been presented with their first place cup on location with the East Anglian Air Ambulance. 

News

Friday, 03 May 2019

Latest insolvency statistics

The latest quarterly Insolvency Statistics were released on 30 April 2019. This is the first time that these statistics have been produced separately for Company Insolvencies and Personal Insolvency.

Successes

Friday, 03 May 2019

Case study - Hobbies Limited

MHA Larking Gowen assisted the shareholders of Hobbies Limited with the sale of shares to T. H. Baker Limited.

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Friday, 26 April 2019

Blog - Top 10 things to consider when valuing a business

Top 10 things to consider when valuing a business. If you’d like to explore the potential sale of your business, please get in touch.

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