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We’re very proud to be sponsoring a charity fashion show in Exeter to raise funds for charity Life Education Wessex, an organisation that delivers health, wellbeing and drug prevention education to children and young people.

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Ian Huggett
By Partner Ian Huggett

Shortly before Christmas, and timed to coincide with the release of the new Star Wars based movie, the Charity Commission released their decision on the application of “The Temple of the Jedi Order” (TOTJO) to become a CIO.

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Jack White
By Agricultural Consultant Jack White

January is a good time to set goals and targets for the next 12 months or longer.

In my experience the most common targets amongst farm businesses are:

  • Make more money
  • Pass the farm on to the next generation
  • Buy next door!

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Alan Sanders
By Audit & Assurance Manager Alan Sanders

The financial reporting environment is going through considerable changes caused by changing government legislation and the most significant change to accounting standards in many years. The impact of this needs careful consideration to ensure that organisations take the right actions.

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Despite the looming prospect of Brexit the overwhelming majority of businesses in the South West looking to export are eyeing Europe as part of their 2017 expansion plans.

That’s one of the headline findings of a far-reaching survey into South West businesses’ growth plans we recently carried out.

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Ian McMurtry
By Partner Ian McMurtry

Many people in the past have been reluctant to use tax planning involving a trust, especially a Discretionary Trust, as they see it as complicated, over-burdening and expensive. However in all reality this is not the case.

There are other types of Trust that can exist, with different legal and tax consequences, but I am concentrating on a Discretionary Trust. This is a Trust where no beneficiary has an entitlement to the income or capital, instead the Trustees choose how much income in the Trust should be distributed to whichever beneficiary they choose. 

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Paul Stapleton
By Partner Paul Stapleton

Have you had your Christmas party yet or are you holding yours in January? Whatever you do don't forget the HMRC rules.

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We’re extremely pleased to announce that Alan Sanders (pictured centre) has joined us as our new Audit & Assurance Manager.

It is the second time Exeter University graduate Alan has worked for us, having completed his training here before joining national accountancy firm BDO’s Bristol office three years ago.

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Nick Smy
By Partner Nick Smy

Although the milk price appears to be improving for many dairy farmers, there is often a lag before this shows itself as cash in the bank. A number of farmers are therefore still feeling the consequences of the low prices achieved over many months and are facing pressure on their cash position.

Here are a few potential areas that can be looked at to help improve the cash flow position:

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Jamie Giles
By Marketing Administrator Jamie Giles

We’ve just helped South West-based Longhouse Group to acquire the region’s leading independent roofing supplies merchant, Roofing Supplies (SW) Limited (RSL).

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