Insights

Press Release

Monday, 24 September 2018

Larking Gowen regional winner of Workplace Wellbeing Award

East Anglian based chartered accountants, 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.

Blog

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Farm-saved seed – a warning

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.

Blog

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

VAT domestic reverse charge – how does this affect the construction sector?

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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Monday, 17 September 2018

Should a charity pay trustees’ expenses?

Making a payment of any sort to a trustee of a charity can be fraught with difficulties, especially when one of the defining aspects of the charitable sector is that trustees aren’t (usually) paid.

Press Release

Monday, 17 September 2018

Larking Gowen Runners raise over £800 for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk

Eight runners from Larking Gowen entered the Great East Half Marathon, which took place in Ipswich on Sunday.

The dedicated team ran the gruelling course raising money for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice, which supports people with a progressive or terminal illness.

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Sale of shares – food for thought

It may seem obvious but selling shares in a company will generate either a gain or a loss, which means you need to think about Capital Gains Tax. Calculating the capital gain on shares sales is very straightforward.

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Choosing the right business structure

Is your current business structure still right for you? Circumstances may change so it’s important to review your structure from time to time. In recent years, the driver might well have been saving ‘tax’, which prompted many businesses to become limited companies. 

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Tax avoidance and evasion

Over recent months, we’ve seen a variety of media reports of tax avoidance and evasion; from global international businesses not appearing to pay their fair share of tax, to celebrities who become involved in “schemes” that promise that no tax will be payable in exchange for a management fee. 

Press Release

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Larking Gowen holds Crazy Golf Challenge in aid of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk and St Elizabeth Hospice.

Teams from 18 local businesses took part in a crazy golf challenge at Ufford Park Hotel in Woodbridge on Tuesday raising over £1,500 in support of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, the next big art trail organised by St Elizabeth Hospice.

Press Release

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

East Anglian accountants launch market-leading benefits package

Chartered accountants and business advisors Larking Gowen has launched a new market-leading benefits package for its people. 

Press Release

Monday, 10 September 2018

New Head for Personal Tax Team at Larking Gowen in Norwich

Larking Gowen is delighted to welcome personal tax specialist, Sally Farrow, as head of its Personal Tax team in Norwich. Sally, who is a Chartered Tax Advisor and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, originally trained with Larking Gowen, and now returns as Senior Tax Manager, after a number of years with a national accountancy firm.

Press Release

Friday, 07 September 2018

Larking Gowen welcome student intake for 2018

Larking Gowen are pleased to welcome 17 new trainees for 2018. For over 100 years Larking Gowen have welcomed new trainees to their professional training programmes. With the exception of the War years when the country’s young were recruited for the war effort the firm has consistently trained groups of A Level and University graduates who have gone on to have long and fulfilling careers in the profession.

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Thursday, 06 September 2018

HMRC get tough on self-assessment taxpayer errors

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have taken to highlighting their recent success rate in court actions and litigation in warning letters to taxpayers, deterring them from letting the case reach court. This has led to more and more taxpayers settling up with HMRC to avoid lengthy and expensive court cases.

Press Release

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Larking Gowen announces sponsorship of Bury St Edmunds and Beyond’s ‘Bringing Tourism Together Trade Fair’

Bury St Edmunds and Beyond, the official tourism brand for Bury St Edmunds and surrounding area, are inviting tourism and business professionals to come along to meet their members which include accommodation providers, visitor attractions, food and drink providers, plus partners they are working with to promote the area.

Blog

Friday, 31 August 2018

Flexible working: employee phone and internet costs

Communication in the workplace has changed and video conferencing, skype, laptops and mobile phones have made flexible working the new normal. It isn’t at all unusual for employees to work from home using their existing personal phone and internet connections for business. So, is it possible for employers to reimburse them for any extra costs?

Blog

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Is my charity managing risk effectively?

Not managing risk effectively can have dramatic consequences for an organisation. Tragedies such as Grenfell Towers demonstrate the severity of not having a robust process that can react to the concerns of beneficiaries.

News

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon will raise money for air ambulance

The Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon has selected East Anglian Air Ambulance as its new charity partner ahead of the next year’s race on April 7th. Now in its 34th year, Norfolk’s biggest road race attracts a field of 3,000

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Good news and bad in the run-up to the Agriculture Bill

In June, Michael Gove announced that the 2018 Agriculture Bill was likely to be presented in July. However, as we now know, this has been delayed until September, presumably with a view to clearing the decks in one area of Brexit as soon as possible

Press Release

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Larking Gowen Runners Pick Up The Pace

Eleven runners from Larking Gowen are entering the final phase of training for the Great East Half Marathon, which takes place in Ipswich on 16th September this year, raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice. 

Blog

Monday, 20 August 2018

Why should law firms be looking at business structure now?

Have you noticed that a number of legal firms are changing or talking about changing their structure and have you wondered why? From the conversations we’ve had with legal firms, there seem to be several reasons.

News

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

MHA Cereals 2018 – Agricultural insight August 2018

Britain’s farmers are generally feeling more optimistic about the future than they did in 2017, according to a survey conducted by MHA, the UK-wide group of accountancy and business advisory firms.

 

Blog

Tuesday, 07 August 2018

HMRC’s crackdown on card payments

HMRC have been targeting restaurant and takeaway businesses as they believe they are more likely than most to under-declare income. 

News

Monday, 06 August 2018

Insolvency in numbers - individual insolvencies reach a six year high

The Insolvency Service have released the latest data on company and individual insolvency numbers in England & Wales. The statistics cover the period from April to June 2018 (Q2 2018).

Press Release

Friday, 03 August 2018

Recognition for local accountants in Rural Business Awards

East Anglian accountants and business advisors, Larking Gowen, has been shortlisted in the Best Rural Professional Services category of the Rural Business Awards for the eastern region.

News

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Big news in the motor sector this week

HMRC have issued Brief 7 (2018) confirming the VAT position when contributions are made by motor dealers towards the price of a customer’s car.

Blog

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Preparing for a new world in agriculture

Following the conclusion of the “Health and Harmony” consultation the Government will, amongst other minor issues on its agenda, “introduce an Agriculture Bill that breaks from the CAP, providing the United Kingdom with the ability to set out a domestic policy that will stand the test of time.”

Blog

Monday, 23 July 2018

No compromise on legal action for business, warns HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) Executive Chairman Edward Troup has warned taxpayers that HMRC will not compromise when taking legal action against them.

Press Release

Friday, 20 July 2018

Larking Gowen Ranks Joint First in Mergers & Acquisitions League Table

The Experian Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) report for the first 6 months of 2018 ranked Larking Gowen’s Corporate Transactions team joint first in the region.

Blog

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Is it too soon for lawyers to consider Making Tax Digital for VAT?

If you’re compulsorily VAT registered, from 1 April 2019, your business must comply with new Making Tax Digital for VAT rules or potentially face fines of up to 15% of your annual VAT bill under the default surcharge regime.

Read on to find out what you should be doing now to prepare for the transition.

 

Blog

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Changes to the tax relief on mortgage interest for landlords

From April 2017, there were significant changes to the tax relief you can get for mortgage interest on property lettings.

What are the changes and how will they affect landlords? Read our blog to find out.

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