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Tax rates and allowances for 2016/17

12/04/2016

Keep an eye on your rates and available reliefs with our handy tax card. To view our 2016/17 tax card please click here.

Gift aid rules clarified

21/03/2016

Media reports have suggested that donations to sites such as JustGiving, which were signed off with a message of support from a donor’s family, were not applicable for Gift Aid, on the basis that they…

2016 Budget Commentary

20/03/2016

George Osborne’s first Spring Budget of this Parliament made no bones about playing it safe and planning for the future. Against a background of poorer than expected growth forecasts and concerns over the possible effect…

Budget 2016 highlights for business owners and private individuals

18/03/2016

Today’s announcements were hailed by George Osborne as a budget for the next generation, aimed at delivering stability and benefits over the longer-term. With the media widely predicting another ‘surprise’ , it didn’t materialise –…

Grants by charities to non-charities

15/03/2016

The Charity Commission has issued draft guidance for trustees wishing to make grants to non-charitable organisations. The guidance states that trustees must be able to show how any grant to an organisation, whether a charity…

Financial Reports of Pension Schemes – the implementation of amendments to FRS102 to the pension SORP

14/03/2016

Since the pensions statement of recommended practice (SORP) was issued in November 2014 there have been a number of amendments to FRS102. Most are not relevant to pension schemes, but there are two changes which…

Tax investigation – could it be you?

11/03/2016

Every year around this time we see more scary stories about the increase in tax enquiries and investigations and how many successful prosecutions have been made by HMRC. But do most of us really have…

New rules for Companies House reporting – Part 2

06/03/2016

Important changes for directors There are a number of measures in the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 affecting company directors and those who influence or instruct them. Quick facts: Under the new Act:…

The Charities SORP (FRS102) – disclosures required for larger charities

05/03/2016

Following our recent article on the revisions to the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) 2015 we thought it would be useful to provide a reminder of the main additional accounts disclosures required from larger charities.…

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