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October 2016

 
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With effect from 6th April 2018 there are significant changes to the legislation relating to the taxation of termination and redundancy payments. The changes specifically impact all payments made in lieu of notice (PILONs) and compensation payments for the loss of contractual benefits. 

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Amid recent scrutiny on employers and their pension duties, The Pensions Regulator are cracking down and conducting a swathe of investigations across the East Midlands to ensure employers are fully compliant.

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A Nuneaton gym has been placed into Liquidation, appointing Midlands based Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Smith Cooper to deal with the business and its assets.

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On February 13th, Smith Cooper attended the Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne, where the Up'Ards and the Down'Ards battled it out over an arduous two days, resulting in a one-all draw. 

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Progressive Midlands based Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Smith Cooper has today announced two members of their Business Recovery and Insolvency department have attained their CPI qualification.

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At the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmer’s Dairy Tech 2018 event, farm minister George Eustice unveiled a £60m grant scheme to help farmers in England fund purchases of new equipment.
 

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Calendar year 2017 was a buoyant year for M&A activity across the UK, and the third busiest year on record according to official figures published in Experian’s 2017 M&A Review.

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Two distinguished Midlands based businesses have been sold in deals advised by Smith Cooper.

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With the May 2018 deadline quickly approaching, the pressure is on for businesses to ensure that they comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

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We are delighted to welcome two new members to our award winning Corporate Finance team.

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Here at Smith Cooper, amongst our range of Accounting and Business advisory services, our in-house payroll bureau provides a cost-effective, tailored made service to suit any business, of any size, and in any sector

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HMRC continue to target the middle market. Due to changes to their approach, which have not been well publicised, we have seen them increasing their recoveries from middle market businesses, and this is in line with their expectation.

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The Liquidation of Carillion plc and its subsidiary companies has dominated the news this week and is likely to have a huge impact on businesses and contractors further down the supply chain.

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As a trusted member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), we have access to pre-eminent resources and world leading advice for individuals and business owners.

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Following the recent crackdown on restaurant businesses, which sector is going to be next to face inquiries from the taxman? HMRC teams are sequentially targeting different sectors of the economy as it looks for new sources of revenue

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HMRC has announced it will no longer accept payments made by personal credit cards. The change comes in light of new legislation which has banned companies across the EU from charging surcharge fees for customers using credit or debit cards, without exception.

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Last night saw Smith Cooper's Business Recovery and Insolvency team host a screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Nottingham’s Savoy cinema.

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We are delighted announced the formation of our new group company, Infuse Security. 

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Nottingham based specialist coffee company, 200 Degrees, has received £3m funding from private equity investor Foresight Group, in a deal advised on by Smith Cooper.

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HMRC returns from personal tax enquiries and investigations have jumped by 64% in the last year, as the threat of expensive and drawn out court action has discouraged people from fighting their tax claims.

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