Michael Marsh
By Partner and Head of Tax Michael Marsh

 

Previous editions of our Taking Account Newsletter have focused on the enhanced tax relief available for qualifying expenditure on research and development (R&D) costs.

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Jack White
By Agricultural Consultant Jack White

With the well-publicised delays in basic payment and the majority of agricultural commodities over supplied, 2016 is likely to be a difficult year for many farm businesses. Profits are under pressure and cash flows are likely to become increasingly difficult to manage with many producers already at or over existing overdraft limits. 

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Mark Tibbert
By Partner Mark Tibbert

 

Below are some key financial dates and deadlines for July.

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Di Perrett
By Partner Di Perrett

Gift aid allows a charity or community amateur sports club to reclaim an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 donated to them. A declaration is required from the donor that they have already paid tax on the donation and can cover donations made in the past 4 years. The declaration must include the charity name and the donor’s full name and address details.

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Jamie Giles
By Marketing Administrator Jamie Giles

Our 2016 Spring Charity Newsletter is now available online. In this latest edition we discuss Grants, Charity Payroll, and provide some advice on how to raise and use funds responsibly.

To read about this and more click here to view our online newsletter. 

Jamie Giles
By Marketing Administrator Jamie Giles

Not Such an Unlucky Friday the 13th

Ann Jackson (Partner), Mark Poarch (Chief Executive of BRACE), Di Perrett (Partner), Jenny Trapnell (Barclays Bank), John Parker (Partner), Michelle Sugg (Fundraising Officer of Ups & Downs Southwest)

Butterworth Jones and Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants were delighted to present cheques of £5,787 to Ups and Downs Southwest and £5,650 to BRACE.  A grand total of £11,437 was raised by the staff from donations, fundraising and a Charity Ball attended by more than 180 people at Batch Country House on 9 October 2015.

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Jamie Giles
By Marketing Administrator Jamie Giles

Economia Magazine

We've managed to get some great coverage in one of our industries most respected national publications, Economia magazine. Partners Richard Thomas and Shona Godefroy helped contribute to their 'Practice Profile' feature which provides a really positive insight into our firms aspirations.

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Ian Huggett
By Partner Ian Huggett

People with Significant Control

Important changes are coming that will affect your company. This article explains the changes and tells you what you need to do. 

From 6 April 2016 you needed to start keeping a record of the people who control your company - your PSC's. There are criminal penalties if you don't do this. 

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Ian McMurtry
By Partner Ian McMurtry

ATOL Service

From 1 April 2016 ATOL holders are required to use an ATOL Reporting Accountant (ARA). This requires all accountants who produce reports for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) be members of a participating accountancy body, register to take the required training and become part of the ARA scheme. 

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Jamie Giles
By Marketing Administrator Jamie Giles

South West MS Centre visit

(Alan Whiteman, Steve Cresswell, Caroline Smith, Paul O'Hara)

A cheque for more than £4,000 was presented to the South West Multiple Sclerosis Centre charity by Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants. 

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