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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Press release - Recognition for Corporate Finance in Central and East Dealmakers Awards 2018

We are proud to announce that the MHA Larking Gowen Corporate Finance team have been shortlisted for two categories in the Insider Central and East Dealmaker Awards 2018; Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year and Deal of the Year (transaction size under £10m).

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Pension contribution changes for NHS GPs, hospital doctors and staff

Changes have been introduced to the annual allowance for pension contributions. This change has had significant impact on medical practitioners who are contributing to the NHS scheme.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Meet the Team – Matt Laxton

I’m coming up for five years at MHA Larking Gowen and one year in the Corporate Finance team. I spent almost eight years at another regional firm where I trained and qualified, and moved to MHA Larking Gowen for the opportunity to manage a portfolio in our business and private team, which I did for four years, before moving to Corporate Finance for a new challenge!

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Are you an older worker?

I hadn’t given it much thought until last year but, up until about 2011, the Default Retirement Age (DRA) was 65 for men and 60 for women. The ending of the DRA, and the requirement for age equality, has had a significant impact on older workers. The exception is for those lucky enough to be able to retire early due to having a significant pension pot!

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Friday, 05 October 2018

Do you have the right software package for upcoming HMRC changes?

Like many businesses, you’ve been filing your VAT returns online and have kept your records in line with HMRC requirements. However, HMRC are changing those requirements and introducing Making Tax Digital (MTD).

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Monday, 01 October 2018

HMRC crackdown on underpayment of tax by individuals

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) collected £832 million in extra tax through investigations into inheritance tax, charitable donations and trusts last year. This shows how HMRC are approaching non-compliance from all possible angles and, as a result, almost all taxpayers are at risk of investigation from the taxman.

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Changes to tax rules on remortgaged buy-to-let property

The scenario is a common one: Mr Smith owns some rental properties. During a tax year he wanted to buy a new home for himself. He raised the funds by remortgaging one of his rental properties. The interest charged on the new loan was claimed as a deduction against his rental income.

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Monday, 24 September 2018

Solicitors and SAR audits – common problems

As another season of Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR) audits draws to a close, I’ve observed some trends and key problem areas that keep cropping up. In this blog and my next, I’ll discuss how to avoid or overcome these common problems.

Press Release

Monday, 24 September 2018

MHA Larking Gowen regional winner of Workplace Wellbeing Award

East Anglian based chartered accountants, MHA 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.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, 17 September 2018

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

Eight runners from MHA 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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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Press release - Recognition for Corporate Finance in Central and East Dealmakers Awards 2018

We are proud to announce that the MHA Larking Gowen Corporate Finance team have been shortlisted for two categories in the Insider Central and East Dealmaker Awards 2018

Blog

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. 

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

MHA 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.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

East Anglian accountants launch market-leading benefits package

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

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Monday, 10 September 2018

New Head for Personal Tax Team at MHA Larking Gowen in Norwich

MHA 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 MHA Larking Gowen, and now returns as Senior Tax Manager, after a number of years with a national accountancy firm.

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Friday, 07 September 2018

MHA Larking Gowen welcome student intake for 2018

MHA Larking Gowen are pleased to welcome 17 new trainees for 2018. For over 100 years MHA 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.

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018

MHA 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.

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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?

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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.

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

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

The MHA 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

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

MHA Larking Gowen Runners Pick Up The Pace

Eleven runners from MHA 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. 

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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.

 

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