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Landowners who permit others to take the grass crop from their land under a grazing agreement must play an active role if they are to secure valuable tax reliefs a Tax Tribunal ruled in Allen v HMRC (2016) TC 05100.

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Corporate Finance

One of the major issues still facing businesses today is accessing finance for growth, or simply the support to help them through difficult times, despite commitment from the government to ensure that banks, investors and lenders are more open and flexible in their approach.

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With high profile businesses such as BHS and Austin Reed going into administration in the space of two days last month, the process of managing insolvent companies has once again been brought into the spotlight.

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Corporate Finance

WFF Crieff Limited, the operator of a large Wiltshire Farm Foods (“WFF”) business in East Central Scotland, has been sold to Apetito Limited, the parent of the WFF business in the UK. WFF is the UK’s leading frozen meals delivery service, operating a franchise model with over 70 franchisees in the UK.

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Smith Cooper, one of the region’s leading and most trusted accountancy and business advisory firms working with SME’s and owner managed businesses has further boosted its offering in Birmingham, with the appointment of a new Audit Partner.

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

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There cannot be many people in the country who are not aware that last year wholesale gas and electricity prices fell sharply but surprisingly very few businesses are actually taking full advantage of the current market conditions.

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HMRC has seen a strong return on its investment in tax investigations over the last year, with spend on its teams targeting ultra-wealthy individuals, large businesses, SMEs and ‘everyday’ taxpayers yielding very healthy amounts.

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In the last three decades, Smith Cooper has become one of the most trusted Midlands based accountancy and business advisory firms working with SME’s and owner managed businesses. Over the past 6 months, Smith Cooper Birmingham has grown by 40 per cent, across a range of specialisms offered at the office.

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Following a hugely successful 20 years in the role, Andrew Delve will step down as Managing Partner at Smith Cooper and hand over the reins to the new Managing Partner James Bagley.

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In a recent scam, fraudsters are posing as bailiffs to demand money from businesses and residents.

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Corporate Finance

The Corporate Finance team of Smith Cooper accountants and business advisors last night won SME Deal of the Year for the second year running at Insider’s Dealmaker Awards.

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With effect from 6 April 2016, all P11D dispensations agreed with HMRC became invalid.  Instead, new legislation was introduced to exempt from tax business related expenses paid or reimbursed by an employer.  Examples of business related expenses include travel and subsistence and business entertaining.

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A team of young professionals from three Nottingham firms have joined forces to take on the Tough Mudder Challenge.

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Despite the publicity surrounding the issue of Auto-enrolment there are still many companies and organisations failing to comply with the regulations on work place pensions and failing to put their eligible workers into a pension scheme.

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There is a spate of fraudulent emails at the moment, claiming to be from HMRC and offering tax refunds. 

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If you have not yet filed your online self-assessment tax return for the year ended 5 April 2015 with HMRC, you need to do so by the end of this month to avoid being charged more money.

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Having officially launched in March, Smith Cooper Independent Mortgage and Finance Advice (“Smith Cooper IMFA”) have expanded their team. Charlotte Reynolds has joined the team as a Mortgage and Finance Administrator. She joins Smith Cooper IMFA from NatWest and will not only be bringing her Commercial Lending Experience with her but will also help with business development.

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

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Corporate Finance

The two managing directors of Linsco, the Nottingham-based recruitment company with offices across the UK, have completed an MBO of the expanding business.

Linsco, which last year was unveiled as the fastest growing recruitment company in the East Midlands Top 200* also operates out of Nottingham, London, Birmingham, Warrington, Glasgow, Coventry, and soon to be opened Leeds and Edinburgh. It recorded a turnover of £23m to 2015, up 10% on 2014.

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