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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

AGN International EMEA Conference 2019 in Cyprus

The 2019 AGN International EMEA Conference took place in Limassol, Cyprus in June 2019. Dafferns are active members of AGN International, one of the world’s largest associations of separate and independent accounting firms. Our membership of AGN ideally places us to connect Dafferns clients doing business abroad and help overseas clients do business in the… Read More

BREXIT So what happens next?

Monday 29 July, just 94 days left before the BREXIT deadline. Parliament went into recess for the summer last week, with proceedings drawn to a close with Boris’ bulldozing of a bewildered Labour front bench, in his inaugural address to the House as PM. If the UK is to leave the EU on 31 October, with no… Read More

BREXIT Season 2 – a new leader and a new plan?

Wednesday 24 July, season 2 of Game of Brexit has started and a new leader is crowned! The season finale is scheduled for 31 October, just 99 days away. Only, this isn’t a game, and something significant has to give in the next 3 months. Teresa May was a remain supporter who pledged to deliver… 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

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