Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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
Friday, 28 June 2019
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
Monday, 24 June 2019
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.
Friday, 21 June 2019
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.
Monday, 17 June 2019
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.
Friday, 07 June 2019
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.
Thursday, 06 June 2019
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”)
Wednesday, 05 June 2019
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.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
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.
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
With the Agriculture Bill making its way through parliament, the transition towards farmers being paid for ‘public goods’ is well underway.
Monday, 27 May 2019
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.
Friday, 24 May 2019
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.
Wednesday, 22 May 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.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
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.
Monday, 20 May 2019
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.
Thursday, 16 May 2019
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.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
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.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
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.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
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).
Friday, 10 May 2019
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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