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BREXIT update – delay until the end of May, or is that the end of May?

Friday 22 March and so much has happened in the last week! The speaker blocked meaningful vote 3 on the May deal, invoking a precedent set in 1604. Mrs May went on live television to the British people and blamed MPs in the House for not making a decision. Yesterday was the EU Summit in… Read More

Charities Commission Annual Return Update

Many charities have now been through the new Annual Returns process at Charities Commission.  This has been the most significant update to the information required in a number of years and reflects the Commissions aim to increase transparency and accountability.  The most significant changes will occur for the 2018 returns, however some proposals will not become mandatory… Read More

BREXIT – That was the week that was

Friday 15 March and the events in my Geoffrey Cox blog on Monday have unraveled and the Attorney General was not able to provide the necessary assurances to allow Mrs May’s Deal to be passed. With what has happened in the last few days, much now depends on whether the EU will permit an extension…. Read More

Brian King’s review of the Spring Statement

In the 2019 Spring Statement, Philip Hammond made numerous references to Brexit and the impact decisions made now could have on the UK economy moving forward. He said the decision by MPs to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday evening had left “a cloud of uncertainty hanging over our economy”…. Read More

The Spring Statement – a Tax Adviser’s Perspective

The Chancellor was good to his word – he promised he wasn’t going to use the Spring Statement as a mini-Budget and sure enough, there wasn’t a single new measure announced relating to tax. An hour of my life I’m never going to get back you might say.  Well, not quite.  It was interesting for… Read More

BREXIT – Waiting for Geoffrey Cox?

Monday 11 March 2019. Who knows where this week is heading in the world of BREXIT. This week, in theory the  following could happen….. Either today or tomorrow (Tuesday) Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney General (not Geoffrey Cox), will deliver revised legal advice on his interpretation of the Irish Border Backstop. The UK Parliament will have… Read More

Growth Spurt February 2019: Leadership Resilience

In this series of snippets we distil our regular Growth Academy half-day workshops down into their essential elements and learning points. A strategic prompt for the Academy members who were there, and a taster of what you missed if you weren’t… Date: 26 February 2019 Key focus: Leadership resilience strategies: how to 100% guarantee success… Read More

BREXIT Going down to the wire

Saturday 16 February 2019, 41 days until BREXIT I am somewhat shocked that the Government’s official advice page for UK businesses on what to do in the event of a no deal BREXIT has not been updated since 6 February. No new advice? Seriously? One can only assume that No Deal isn’t really seen by… Read More

MTD – who must follow the rules from October 2019?

MTD for most businesses will be introduced for the first VAT return that begins on or after 1 April 2019. A small number of taxpayers have been deferred for MTD for 6 months and these are as follows: WHO MUST FOLLOW THE RULES FROM 1 OCTOBER 2019 You must follow the rules for Making Tax… Read More

Introducing Dafferns Wealth

Dafferns Wealth Limited We are delighted to announce the launch of Dafferns Wealth Limited, our new pension, investment and protection, independent financial advisory business, wholly owned by Dafferns. Dafferns Wealth Limited is an Appointed Representative of Insight Financial Associates Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Working with Insight, we have… Read More

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