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Four jobs have been saved at Chesterfield based FieldCandy after the company was sold out of administration by appointed Administrator, Dean Nelson of Smith Cooper.

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The laws which govern the correct procedures for the declaration and payment of dividends are full of pitfalls for directors.

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Corporate Finance

Midlands based accountancy and business advisory firm, Smith Cooper, have today announced further expansion of their specialist Corporate Finance team through the appointment of Christopher Campbell. 

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Corporate Finance

A stampede of deals

26 January 2017

Whilst there is significant political unrest and it feels like the world is at a significant point of change you may not have noticed but news on the global economy has almost disappeared.

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The calculation of holiday pay continues to be a contentious issue. Under EU law, every worker has the right to a minimum of four weeks paid annual leave, with a further 1.6 weeks paid leave under UK legislation.

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Corporate Finance

New Year – that time of year when the financial press is full of forecasts and predictions; so perhaps I should add mine as regards company values and the M&A market? Well, maybe not according to fool.com which comments “No one … has any idea what the stock market will do over 12 months”.  Apparently Warren Buffet has often said as much too.

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We are celebrating having three Audit Graduates pass their final ACA exams.

Nicola Whiting (Nottingham), Dean Stevens (Derby) and Alex Smith (Derby) passed their finals with flying colours, becoming fully fledged Chartered Accountants under the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).

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You make a verbal job offer to someone, which is duly accepted, then, during the period of time between the offer being made and the date of start (due to the prospective new employee having to work notice at their current employers) things change within your business and what seemed like a good recruitment decision, no longer seems so wise.  You decide you can no longer proceed with the recruitment.

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Iceage Delivery Limited, Northern Ireland’s largest deliverer of frozen food to the home, has been sold to an entrepreneurial son and father who intend to significantly expand the operations.

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Wedding dress and men’s suit hire specialist Formal Affair Weddings Limited has ceased trading on 20th December, and is to enter Administration in the New Year, having closed all branches with 39 staff being made redundant.

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A national childcare Charity, Children’s Links, which provides support services to children, young people and families, has formally entered into Administration. 

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A proposed change of the national insurance system could see millions of workers benefitting from paying less National Insurance Contributions (NICS) than before.

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HMRC - Tax and the Wealthy

19 December 2016

Whenever we watch or read the news, we are inundated with images and stories of those who have been caught avoiding paying their taxes.

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Corporate Finance

Delay in deals?

15 December 2016

At Smith Cooper we complete circa 25 deals a year which provides us with some insight into the state of the Midlands M&A market.

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There has been a lot of press about the Autumn Statement and its content. It is a long and arduous task to sift through the rhetoric to find the facts! To make life easier we have taken the salient tax points of the Chancellors Autumn Statement and compiled them into an easy to read document for you.

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Our Birmingham office have been getting in touch with their inner child to select toys in support of the Toy Box service of the KidsOut charity.

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The road tax system in Britain is undergoing a huge overhaul. One of the first steps was abolishing the little perforated paper disc you used to put in your windscreen, and now further changes to the Vehicle Excise Duty are afoot.

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Many businesses are unaware of the potential benefits of R&D tax credits, mistakenly believing they are difficult to qualify for or that they don’t apply to their business!

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Our Buxton office are holding a Sports Raffle, starting at 3pm on Saturday 17th December at Buxton FC Silverlands Clubhouse(who have kindly donated the use of their premises), in aid of the High Peak Foodbank. They would welcome some further donations of prizes for the raffle so that they can raise as much money as possible for this worthy cause.

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