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April 2013

 
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In light of recently introduced regulations, UK resident trusts (and non-UK resident trusts that are liable to UK tax) must now maintain a register of beneficial owners. 

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The countdown is on for taxpayers with undeclared UK tax liabilities relating to offshore interests to correct any historical non-compliance issues by 30th September 2018. 

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Technology grants up to £40,000 are available for SME’s within Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, as part of an innovation to boost local economy and help businesses succeed in the digital age.

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From 8 November 2017, forms for notifying Companies House of Persons with Significant Control (PSC) are changing. 

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A recent study published by Ernst & Young concludes that the UK remains Europe’s number one choice for investment in acquisitions – surely a vote of confidence in the resilience of our economy.

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Speaking at PfP’s Tax Investigations Conference in London, HMRC’s Executive Chairman Edward Troup has warned taxpayers that HMRC will not compromise when taking legal action against them.

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Recent figures from Experian’s latest Market IQ review covering the period to the end of Q3 2017 show that, whilst the quarterly trend of UK deal value and volume in 2017 has been downwards, the cumulative deal value of £217bn is 30% higher than it was at this point last year.  This value growth is the result of a 6% rise in very large deals (£100m to £1bn), masking a c.25% decline in mid-market deals.

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In order to maximise revenue, HMRC is stepping up investigations into small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs). As a result, more and more SMEs are now at risk of an inquiry from the taxman.

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The Supreme Court has ruled Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful and have been withdrawn with immediate effect.

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Smith Cooper’s Business Recovery and Insolvency division attended the TRI Awards in London last night, having been nominated for not one, but two distinguished awards – Insolvency Team of the Year, and Corporate Restructuring Firm of the Year, in recognition of the outstanding contributions they have made in the challenging field that is corporate rescue.

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HMRC has announced as of January 2018, employers will no longer be able to use personal credit cards to settle outstanding PAYE overdue payment penalties, PAYE settlement agreements or Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) late filing penalties.

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The First-Tier Tribunal has dismissed an appeal by a firm of conveyancing solicitors against HMRC assessing for VAT on search fees.

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We are very pleased to announce Sarah Flear, Partner at Smith Cooper, has been nominated for a prestigious Nottingham Post Women in Business Award, namely Executive of the Year.

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Tax Express International

17 October 2017

Alliott Groups International Tax Services Group facilitates access to expert tax advisors in many of the worlds commercial centres across some 70 countries.

 

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Smith Cooper has climbed 7 places in the Accountancy Age Top 50 + 50 2017 ranking, surging into the top 50 following a successful year. 

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With effect from 6 April 2018 the total level of contributions into Automatic Enrolment Pension Schemes will increase from 2% of relevant remuneration (which has to include a minimum 1% employer contributions), to 5% (which has to include a minimum 2% employer contribution). That is quite a jump in cost for both the employer and the employee, and with effect from 6 April 2019, the total contribution will increase to 8% (with a minimum 3% employer contribution).

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Following a busy summer, Smith Cooper Corporate Finance has secured a top 10 UK-wide ranking in Experian’s International M&A review for August 2017, coming 10th by deal volume nationally, placing it amongst sector giants.

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Friday 22nd September saw professional’s clients, colleagues and friends alike from across the Midlands join us for the annual Smith Cooper Charity Golf Day in aid our chosen charity, ‘Appeal 4 Alfie’. 

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Derby based epm technology, well known as a supplier of Formula 1, has been acquired by Manchester based AS.G (Aero Services Global Limited), a global distributor of aviation consumables, as part of a multimillion pound ‘buy and build’ deal.

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The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) helps entrepreneurial SME’s based in the Midlands achieve their growth potential through the provision of funding in the form of small business loans and debt finance.

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