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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. 

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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.

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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).

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Spring Statement 2019

A few years ago, I would be commenting on the Spring Budget at this time of year. As I’m sure you’ll recall, the Budget is now in the autumn and we have a Spring Statement instead. 

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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Insolvency Q&A part three: individuals/sole traders

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

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Inheritance tax – protecting the family assets

Inheritance tax (IHT) is a tax that will affect many, with potentially devastating consequences. Inheritance tax is frequently talked about and still much misunderstood.

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Larking Gow​en has become MHA Larking Gowen

We are pleased to announce that from today our name has changed to MHA Larking Gowen.

The change is taking place because we have decided to take on the branding of our professional national association, MHA.

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Thursday, 04 April 2019

Probate Services

Bereavement is a difficult time for families. We offer a probate service that covers the whole process of administering a deceased person’s estate.

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019

MHA Larking Gowen sponsors Flight for Youth campaign

MHA Larking Gowen is proud to support Norwich-based charity, The Benjamin Foundation, with its Flight for Youth campaign. The charity is celebrating 25 years helping young people, in Norfolk and Suffolk, facing homelessness and other challenges.  

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Is your farm fit for the future?

The future for UK agriculture has been set out in the Agriculture Bill, which should pass into law later this spring. Michael Gove has referred to it as “The Fourth Agricultural Revolution” and has set out a timescale, at the end of which the UK will be farming without subsidies. 

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Monday, 25 March 2019

MHA Larking Gowen announces the appointment of two new partners

Lee Green, Director of Insolvency and Recovery, and Bruce Masson, Director in the firm’s long-established Farm and Landed Estates team, are to become partners, with effect from 1 April.

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Monday, 25 March 2019

Solicitors year end tax planning – part 2

In part 1 of the blog, we examined three ways a solicitors firm can plan to reduce its tax liability. In this blog, and with the tax year end looming, we examine three tax-mitigating opportunities available for individual solicitors.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Upcoming changes to non-resident capital gains tax

The Government has passed legislation to extend the non-resident capital gains tax and non-resident corporate tax on gains net to all UK land and property, from 6 April 2019. 

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

MHA Larking Gowen awarded top level status for both Xero and QuickBooks

A leading regional accountancy and business advisory firm has been awarded Platinum Partner status by cloud accounting platform Xero. MHA Larking Gowen, which has offices throughout Norfolk and Suffolk, now has Platinum status for both Xero and QuickBooks, which was awarded last year.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

How does a charity balance the needs of today with the demands of tomorrow?

Welcome to month three of our publication, ‘Using Conflict as a Catalyst for Change’, a guide to help you embrace, manage and mitigate conflict within your charity. This month we focus on conflict in a charity between the needs of today with the demands of tomorrow.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Solicitors year end tax planning part 1

For many solicitors firms, the end of the business year is fast drawing to a close. If results are looking better than previous years, you may be starting to think about the tax implications of a better year. We would urge solicitors firms to make plans now to mitigate these liabilities, and in this blog we discuss three key points that solicitors firms should consider before the year end.

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Blog - Top 10 ways to find buyers when selling a business

If there are obvious potential buyers for your business for sale then by all means approach them. However, quite understandably, many selling a business are uncomfortable contacting buyers themselves and revealing their intentions to sell their business.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Mayday keeps it local in management buyout

The senior management team of one of the region's largest office supply companies has successfully completed a buyout of the business. Mayday Office Equipment Services, based in Norwich, has been taken over by Operations Director Karen Aldred, Commercial Director Jamie Mulhall and Sales Director Adam Northcut.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Your apprenticeship levy fund – Use it or lose it!

Since April 2017, employers with a pay bill of £3 million and over have been required to contribute 0.5% into their apprenticeship levy fund. Two years on, the uptake and spending of these apprenticeship levy funds has been far lower than expected, so much so that the Government is reducing the co-investment cost for small employers.

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