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It is now over a year since the introduction of the pension ‘freedoms’ in April 2015. The changes gave anyone over the age of 55 the ability to withdraw as much money from their pension pot as they wished, subject to income tax.

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Business Rates

12 October 2016

Last week the new Rateable Values (RV) for every property in the Country were published on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website.

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Smith Cooper, accountants and business advisors, raised £1,165 for their chosen charity, ‘Appeal 4 Alfie’, at their annual golf event which was held at Breadsall Priory in Derby.

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An owner’s business is a valuable investment but its price can fluctuate like a commodity. Knowing when to exit and how, is critical in achieving best value. Timing an exit is difficult to predict but there are alternative options to an outright sale – a partial sale where you keep control.

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If you are currently trading as an SME in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or Lincolnshire, and you trade business to business, then the NBV Business Grant could help you grow and develop your business.

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Accountancy and business advisory firm Smith Cooper has signed up as a sponsor of Nottingham Rugby for the seventh year running.

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Bank of England agent Pamela Wright joined 12 of Ashbourne’s leading businesses to discuss conditions in the local area.

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International sales represent a significant growth opportunity for most online merchants and the advent of e-commerce has created an ever expanding market where consumers anywhere in the World can buy online from merchants, and easier than it’s ever been.

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Coffee Follows Pizza

22 September 2016

The largest chain of franchised Costa Coffee stores in Scotland has been sold to CP Properties in a £multi-million deal initiated and project managed by Smith Cooper.

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Corporate Finance

As summer is (quickly) coming to end and autumn is almost upon us, the onset of darker mornings may force business owners to question why they are getting out of bed to face another day at work.

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Smith Cooper accountants and business advisors have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Professional Services Award at the 2016 Birmingham Post Business Awards.

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Are you aware the National Minimum Wage increases from 1st October 2016? The new rates come into force from this date and are listed here. 

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As part of its ongoing growth strategy, Smith Cooper is pleased to welcome three new graduates to the Audit team as Graduate Audit Assistants. The ACCA has recently renewed the firms Platinum Employer Status in recognition of its continuing commitment to progressing its trainees’ careers as finance professionals.

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Corporate Finance

The Smith Cooper Corporate Finance team last night won SME Advisory Team of the Year at Midlands Insider’s Dealmaker Awards 2016. 

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In the last few weeks HMRC have issued a number of consultation documents that will potentially have a significant impact on employment tax planning and compliance.

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Corporate Finance

There’s a competition running  in the financial weekly, Money Week, to rename "Brexit" as  something more positive. Favourite suggestions include Brenaissance,  Brevival,  Brenewal, Breedom and Britonomy.

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Latest Advisory Fuel Rates

1 September 2016

HMRC have recently released the latest Advisory fuel rates that came into effect from 1 September 2016.

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The Buxton office of Smith Cooper, one of the largest locally owned, independent accountancy firms in the Midlands, has organised a sponsored walk in aid of High Peak Foodbank.

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Nicola Whiting, trainee accountant at Smith Cooper Accountants and Business Advisers, has been elected as Vice Chairperson of Nottingham Chartered Accountants Students Society (NCASS).

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According to a recent report by The Insolvency Service, the annual insolvency rates per 10,000 adults have dropped to their lowest level since 2005. The rates reached an all-time high in 2009, at the tail end of the recession but have been steadily falling since. In 2014 the rates stood at 21.8 per 10,000 adults to 17.6 in 2015, a decrease of 4.2. This trend has been mirrored on a regional basis.

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