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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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LASPO is the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. It was an Act put in place by Lord Justice Jackson to try to crackdown on the ‘Compensation Culture’ that had been growing in the UK, in order to better protect public funds and the public interest.

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Smith Cooper Accountants and Business Advisors are pleased to announce that the ACCA has renewed their Platinum Employer Status, following its recent review of the firm’s training and development processes.

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Corporate Finance

The Bank of England has today announced a cut in bank rate to 0.25%, the lowest on record and the first change since 2009.

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Smith Cooper partners James Bagley, Partner in the Nottingham office, and David Nelson, Partner in the Derby office are took part in the Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 Bike Ride on 31st July 2016. Starting in the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park the route followed a 100 mile course through closed roads in the capital and onto Surrey's country roads and hills.

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For a second year the Business Recovery and Insolvency (BR&I) Team of Smith Cooper accountants and business advisors have been listed as finalists for two awards in the prestigious TRI Awards. 

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More than 50 cyclists saddled up for the Team Raleigh GAC and Friends Sportive organised by accountancy and business advisory firm, Smith Cooper and HUUB Events.

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As we all know by now, the UK public have spoken and voted for the UK to leave Europe.

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The Birmingham office of Midlands accountancy and business advisory firm Smith Cooper has appointed a new Senior Audit Manager as part of the firms’ on-going expansion.

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Walton & Allen, Nottingham Estate Agents established in 2000, have become the appointed representative of Smith Cooper Independent Mortgage & Finance Advice (“Smith Cooper IMFA”) to add mortgage advice to their range of services. Smith Cooper IMFA is supporting Walton & Allen by acting as the Compliance Agent for their Financial Services Division. This means that the Mortgage Advisers at Walton & Allen will be acting as the appointed representatives of Smith Cooper IMFA.

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From 30th June 2016, UK limited companies and LLPs will be required to file an ‘Annual Confirmation Statement’ instead of an Annual Return.

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The UK public have now spoken and voted for the UK to leave Europe. Whilst the outcome of the vote is now known, the implications and repercussions of such a decision will not be fully known for a considerable amount of time, but what we can be sure of is that the UK and Europe are entering a period of uncertainty.

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