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Growth Spurt September 2019: Innovation

Dafferns Growth Academy round 3, 2019: Discovering what every leader needs to know to keep their business innovative. Business innovation is a catch-22, ignore the latest trends and get left behind, or get caught up in ‘the next big thing’ and risk taking your eye off the ball. At our latest Growth Academy we discussed the… Read More

Karen Keeling, Dafferns new Tax Director

We are delighted to announce Karen Keeling’s appointment as Tax Director. Karen, who is both FCCA and CTA qualified, joined Dafferns in 2014 and has worked in the firm’s corporate reporting, small business and tax teams. This new role will see Karen heading up both the personal and corporate tax teams, working alongside tax partners… Read More

Big changes ahead in the contractor market

There seems to be a general perception within HMRC that most, if not all, taxpayers are determined to avoid tax if ever they can.  If, like me, you have worked in public practice accountancy for many years, you will no doubt have come across some people for whom HMRC’s perception is absolutely right, but these people… Read More

MTD for VAT – All is not lost if you forgot to sign up

All is not lost if you forgot to sign up by 31 July. If you did try to register by the 14th of August you will have received the following message from HMRC: “You must come back later to sign up. We’re unable to sign you up for Making Tax Digital for VAT at present. This… Read More

Effective stewardship of charity assets – are you getting the right advice?

Most charities remain under constant pressure to grow and protect income alongside the value of capital assets. Ensuring that the real value of income and capital are protected enables your charity to do more and helps to safeguard your future. With other sources of funding under increased threat, income from investment portfolios is playing a… Read More

Growth Spurt June 2019: Sustainable Growth

The June 2019 session of the Dafferns Growth Academy Taking control of growth: how to address the challenges of sustainable growth in 2019 Taking control of growth – how to address the challenges of sustainable growth in 2019 was under the spotlight at the latest Growth Academy workshop. Using the idea of ‘learning in the flow… Read More

Charity Commission – Matters of Material Significance

The Charity Commission’s key focus over the last year has been to improve public trust in Charities through transparency in both the accounts they file and the story they present. The Commission remain concerned that charities advisers are not reporting “reportable matters” when they arise. Charity Trustees have a duty to appoint an independent examiner… Read More

Making Tax Digital – Everything you need to know – June 2019

The Governments’ ambitious programme, Making Tax Digital (MTD), is an initiative to implement fundamental changes to the way the tax system works by becoming one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. The original plans were to introduce a digital tax system that would require most businesses, self-employed people and landlords to… Read More

Charity Structures – Limited company, CIC, unincorporated?

A Charity’s structure can often be something that is not revisited by Trustees. The structure that was most suitable when the charitable activities were first set up, may not be the most appropriate format now, as the charity may have evolved and grown in a manner or at a pace that was not originally envisaged…. Read More

The tax impact of BREXIT Part 2 – VAT

Part 2 of my BREXIT tax review focusses on Vat, which will be the main tax area impacted by the UK’s impending exit from the EU. The main BREXIT tax focus is on VAT of course, because this is a tax that crosses borders and the UK has been part of a so-called unified VAT… Read More

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