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Releasing Pension Savings

What if I need to Access my Pension Savings For very many people, finances have suddenly become much more of a worry than we would have imagined little more than a month ago. With their customers effectively in lockdown due to the Coronavirus, even successful enterprises are finding that a collapse in Turnover is putting[…] Read more »

Our tax investigations service

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is under relentless pressure to raise money for the government from increased tax receipts. Inevitably that means more tax and VAT investigations. In 2018-19 HMRC collected £34.1 billion through compliance activity. How is HMRC collecting more money? HMRC’s Connect System is an £80m investment programme and now contains over 22bn[…] Read more »

Coronavirus Support: The time to apply for R&D tax relief

Many businesses would benefit in either a reduction in tax or a cash payment in these difficult times. Has your business undertaken the development or improvement of new products and/ or processes, including any significant costs in relation to internal operational software development and integration? If yes, you may qualify for the Research and Development[…] Read more »

The Spurling Cannon Community Fund (SCCF) – April 2017 Update

The Spurling Cannon Community Fund (SCCF) April 2017 Update Every year, The Spurling Cannon Community Fund (SCCF) supports a local charity close to our hearts. Although we aim to raise funds for the chosen charity through events such as our annual golf day, and sponsored bike ride, we also donate our time to help where[…] Read more »


  PAYING EXPENSES TO EMPLOYEES – What to report? As an Employer, what do I have to report to HM Revenue & Customs, when paying expenses to employees, or reimbursing them for costs incurred on behalf of the business?   And do I have to deduct tax and National Insurance? The rules in this respect[…] Read more »

Salary vs Dividend

Salary vs Dividend Newsletter issue – March 2017. The questions surrounding the issue of how best to extract profits from a company in a tax-efficient manner remain as popular as ever. Despite the introduction of the dividend allowance, and the personal savings allowance, extraction by remuneration and by way of dividend remain the two most[…] Read more »

Company cars: ultra-low emissions vehicles (ULEVs)

Company cars: ultra-low emissions vehicles Newsletter issue – January 2017. At Budget 2016, the government said it would consult over the Summer on changes to the ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) bands for taxing company cars to ‘focus incentives on the very cleanest cars’. As a result of the consultation, HMRC have now published details of eleven[…] Read more »

Disguised remuneration and the self-employed

Disguised remuneration and the self-employed Newsletter issue – January 2017. Following the announcement in the Autumn Statement, HMRC have published the details of a measure designed to tackle the future use of avoidance schemes currently being used by some self-employed people to avoid paying income tax and NICs on their income. The measure will also[…] Read more »

Spread a little Christmas Cheer (and why not extend it to the rest of the year too)


Spread a little Christmas Cheer (and why not extend it to the rest of the year too) I know what you’re thinking. ‘It’s only October – can we pleeeeease not talk about Christmas already’. But a successful and happy family Christmas doesn’t just happen. It takes work and planning. Like running a business. You can’t[…] Read more »

Payrolling benefits in kind

Payrolling benefits in kind From 6 April 2016 employers can choose to utilise a new HMRC online service ‘payrolling benefits in kind’ which changes the way in which expenses and benefits are taxed and reported to HMRC. So what is payrolling? Payrolling essentially means that employers can put all benefits and expenses through the payroll,[…] Read more »



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