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Why is forensic accounting a growing field?

A guide to forensic accounting Legal cases that involve financial crimes can be lengthy. It is important that all strands of evidence are presented accurately in these cases. A lot of solicitors enlist the help of a forensic accountant to help gather the relevant evidence for court.  In this guide, our experts will discuss everything…Read More

The importance of good inheritance tax planning advice

Our experts can provide you with advice on inheritance tax planning  While it’s not always possible to predict what lies ahead, the redistribution and taxation of your wealth is an inevitability. With this in mind, smart inheritance tax planning is important and it makes sense to consider it sooner, rather than later. In this article,…Read More

What are the UK tax implications of becoming Non-UK resident?

The idea of packing it all in and emigrating to far-off lands is, for some, more than just an idea. In fact, it is estimated that every year over 300,000 individuals leave Great Britain to start a new life overseas. Estimates suggest that up to 4.7 million British nationals now live abroad. But what happens when…Read More

The Pros and Cons of Virtual Auditing

Audit and Accounts Semi Senior Douglas Huth shares his views on virtual auditing during the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant new and exciting challenges for the field of company auditing. With the vast majority of British companies affected by local or national lockdowns, isolating staff and supply chain disruptions, it has…Read More

Making Change work for us

This blog by Partner Dan Chapman was first published on the Brighton Chamber website as part of Hartley Fowler’s sponsorship of the Big Debate events. Hybrid working, remote working, flexible working… we have all had to adapt our ways of working during the pandemic to keep our teams protected during lockdowns. Fast forward to 18…Read More

Changes to National Insurance and Dividend Tax – what do they mean for SME’s?

Earlier this month, the government announced increases in National Insurance contributions and dividend tax to fund wide-ranging reforms to social care and the NHS. Here, we look at what exactly these changes mean for the UK SME’s. Changes to National Insurance Contributions The Government have announced a 1.25% increase on National Insurance Contributions (NIC) for…Read More

Do You Let Out an Overseas Property?

Make sure you are fulfilling your UK tax obligations. In 2014, HMRC has signed up to an international agreement to share details of financial accounts with over 100 countries and we have seen HMRC increasingly using their new powers.  Combined with ever more sophisticated data analysis software, HMRC are certainly flexing their muscles. When we…Read More

An overview of upcoming changes to vehicle taxation

To meet climate change targets the government needs to increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. To meet these targets changes have been made to vehicle taxation, including providing a range of incentives. These incentives include the introduction of new Benefit in Kind (BIK) bands for EVs and enhanced capital allowances for…Read More

Guest blog – Five Reasons why now is a Good Time to Invest in Property

Hartley Fowler work with external consultants who complement our services, such as Eyeedul Haque of My Property Consultant, who has kindly provided us with the below guest blog.   With the stamp duty holiday coming to an end in late March, a suite of vaccines giving hope to the longer-term economic outlook, and the UK…Read More

Tax considerations for staff entertainment in 2020

This Christmas season is likely to look a little different to previous years. In normal years, December tends to be a busy month for festive get togethers with staff, business partners and suppliers. Whilst there are many options for holding a virtual event instead of an in-person one, some employers may simply decide to cancel…Read More

Guest blog – Equity markets and US Presidents

Hartley Fowler work with Financial Services Providers who complement our services, such as Gem & Co Financial Services LLP in Wimbledon, who have kindly provided us with the below guest blog. The final days of Donald Trump’s Presidency are turning out to be a somewhat unedifying affair. Enough said. Yet when it comes down to…Read More

Your questions answered around working from home

The Coronavirus Pandemic and ensuing lockdown has forced many people to work from home, with some employers even having decided to get rid of their offices completely and continue operating with a remote workforce. Working from home has triggered some frequently asked questions by employers and employees alike, so in this blog we’ll provide answers…Read More

R&D Tax Claims: Is Your Business Receiving its Full Entitlement?

A guest blog by Bonham & Brook Just over twenty years ago, the UK Government introduced the R&D Tax Scheme to incentivise those who actively push through technical uncertainty at their own financial risk. In March of this year, the government also announced that they plan to invest £22 billion per year in R&D over…Read More

Top tips for starting a business in a recession

With the UK and global economies now officially in a recession, nobody knows what the next few months hold for business owners. Some industries such as retail, hospitality and leisure have been hit particularly hard, with redundancies and closures reported on an almost daily basis. Many businesses are fighting for survival, and yet, there are…Read More