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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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Latest Advisory Fuel Rates

6 December 2016

HMRC have just released the latest Adviosry fuel rates that come into effect from 1 Decemeber 2016.

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HMRC have told us they are committed to increasing the use of Big Data to identify targets for tax investigations.

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Smith Cooper System Partners are delighted and immensely proud to announce that, for the second year in succession, we have been recognised by Sage as the Sage’s Midlands Region, Business Partner of the Year.

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After celebrating our Pearl Anniversary last year, Smith Cooper Birmingham has continued to go from strength to strength. By way of a thank you to the local business community that have helped to make it such a successful year, we held a Christmas breakfast at The Metro Bar and Grill, Cornwall Street in Birmingham on 1st December 2016.

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We are extremely pleased to announce that Smith Cooper Independent Mortgage and Financial Advice (Smith Cooper IMFA) are celebrating their one year anniversary!

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Autumn Statement update

24 November 2016

Take a look at our key points covering the tax and employer issues covered in the Autumn Statement here.

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Corporate Finance

Despite the poll-defying decisions on Brexit and the US election, continuing pressure in the European banking sector, and forthcoming elections in 3 or 4 European jurisdictions which could yield equally surprising results, the UK M&A market is showing remarkable resilience.

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Uber and beyond

23 November 2016

Further to the court case last month where Uber drivers won the right to be acknowledged as workers and not self-employed, another case is about to unfurl.

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A recent international round table discussion focused on mergers and acquisitions involved members of Alliott Group’s Corporate Finance / M&A Group and explored reasons for the decline in overall deal volume in 2016, trends in the market and the impact of reforms and regulations implemented at national and international levels. 

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Digital channels are taking over. We are now online shopping, booking holidays and communicating online more than ever and filing tax returns is soon to be added to the list of things we have to do digitally.

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The UK voluntary living wage, otherwise known as the ‘real living wage’, is to rise by 20p an hour. The real living wage is separate to the governments National Living Wage, which was introduced in April this year. So what is it?

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Corporate Finance

It’s encouraging to see that post the referendum a strong investor appetite for UK based-SMEs continued in Q3 2016 with 26 private equity backed deals being completed with a total combined value of £983m.

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The Uber Phenomenon!

7 November 2016

With the recent Employment  Tribunal ruling that Uber drivers are not self-employed but employed by the firm, the far reaching impact this may have on the ‘gig economy’ is yet to be revealed. 

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