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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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Taxpayers in dispute with HMRC will now have to pay a fee if they wish to take the Revenue to tribunal. This recent government decision has provoked criticism from lawyers and accountants concerned that the introduction of fees may prevent some from accessing justice over their tax bills.

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Accountancy and business advisory firm Smith Cooper has signed up as stand sponsor of Trent Bridge’s New Stand in the Club’s first ever stand sponsorship deal. Last week the firm were proud to have their branding put up across the stand.

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Experian - Top 7

11 April 2016

Smith Cooper has continued its impressive track record of 2015 into the first Quarter of 2016, again being ranked in the top 10 of Experian’s Deal League Tables.

The firm has secured its highest ever placing after being ranked joint 7th by deal volume in the Midlands for Quarter 1, an increase from its 9th placing for the 2015 calendar year. Smith Cooper has also been ranked joint 5th in the North West for Quarter 1, having not been ranked before.

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PSC Register

4 April 2016

With effect from 6 April 2016, all UK registered companies and LLP’s will be required to maintain a register at the registered office of persons with significant control. This information will also need to be made publicly available via the annual Confirmation Statement (previously the Annual Return).

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By understanding which investments are the most tax-efficient, you can make the most of your options to minimise how much tax you pay. As well as deciding what to invest in, you need to think about how you’re going to hold your investments. Choosing tax-efficient investments will often mean you’re able to keep a higher proportion of any returns you make.

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Smith Cooper, one of the largest, locally owned independent accountancy firms in the Midlands are pleased to sponsor the Cheerleading Squad from Darley Dance.

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As you may be aware, with effect from 6 April 2016, if you have previously agreed a P11D dispensation with HMRC it will no longer be valid. Instead, legislation has been introduced to exempt from tax non-taxable business related expenses that are paid or reimbursed by an employer.

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Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club has announced that accountancy and business advisory firm, Smith Cooper, have become sponsors of Trent Bridge’s New Stand.

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Corporate Finance

Planning for exit

17 March 2016

Deciding to sell your business is no doubt going to be one of the biggest decisions you ever make and is therefore not one which will be taken lightly. Whether it is an entrepreneur realising their life’s work or a corporate group divesting a non-core operation, the sales process is going to hold a high level of importance.

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Budget Summary 2016

16 March 2016

George Osborne presented the first Spring Budget of this Parliament on Wednesday 16 March 2016.

In his speech the Chancellor reported on ‘an economy set to grow faster than any other major advanced economy in the world’.

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Smith Cooper has officially launched  its new business, Smith Cooper Independent Mortgage & Finance Advice (“Smith Cooper IMFA”) at an event which took place their Derby headquarters, Grade I listed building St Helen’s House on Thursday 10th March.

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Midland- based business advice and accounting firm Smith Cooper will again sponsor the Team Challenge as part of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon in Derby, UK, on Sunday July 17.

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Advisory Fuel Rates

11 March 2016

These rates apply from 1 March 2016. You can use the previous rates for up to 1 month from the date the new rates apply.

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All too often the owner manager is approached out of the blue by a potential buyer offering to buy their business. It is flattering and the desire to engage and respond quickly can be strong. However a potential acquirer will rarely be able to put a credible offer on the table without a significant amount of sensitive information from the target business.

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Corporate Finance

Many people don’t like change. At best it requires hard work and commitment and, at worst, it is to some a frightening chore rather than something to be enjoyed and embraced. I suppose it’s the destabilising effect that most people don’t enjoy and, when it comes to a shareholder’s retirement, the decision and its impacts on life-long routines and wealth can be particularly significant.

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