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Midlands based Accountancy and Business Advisory firm, Smith Cooper, has struck up a sponsorship deal with Nottingham’s multi award-winning charity, the National Justice Museum.

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Latest Advisory Fuel Rates

7 December 2017

HMRC have recently released the latest Advisory fuel rates that came into effect from 1 December 2017.

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Jingle and mingle!

7 December 2017

December got off to a very festive start as we welcomed guests to our annual Christmas Breakfast event, held in Birmingham on Friday 1st December at the award-winning Zen Metro restaurant and bar.

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The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017. Click here to read our comprehensive summary.

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Partner Sarah Flear was nominated for the prestigious Executive of the Year Award at Nottingham Post Women in Business Awards. The awards ceremony was held at the Crowne Plaza Nottingham on November 16th.

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Autumn Budget Summary

23 November 2017

Yesterday afternoon, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the Autumn Budget 2017, purporting to introduce new measures that ensure a low-tax, fair economy for both working individuals and businesses. Here, we summarise the main points.



 

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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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