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A huge thank you to everyone who attended our special nautical-themed charity ball held near Weston-super-Mare which raised just over £8,000 on the night.

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A number of people in the East Devon area have recently received phone calls purporting to be from HMRC. Recipients of these phone calls are told that they owe money to HMRC and are threatened with legal action.This is a scam- please do not reply to this message.

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1 December 2017

  •  Payment of corporation tax liabilities for accounting periods ended 28 February 2017 for small and medium-sized companies not liable to pay by installments.
  •  Check HMRC website to ascertain whether advisory fuel rates have been increased.

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Sheldon Cole
By Partner Sheldon Cole

The former Chancellor, Roy Jenkins, once described inheritance tax as “a voluntary levy paid by those who distrust their heirs more than they dislike the Inland Revenue”.

The principle holds true today:  many options remain to save inheritance tax and thereby maximise the value to be passed down to one’s intended beneficiaries such as children and grandchildren.

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Annette Stone
By Personal Tax Manager Annette Stone

 

Brabners Law firm are facing a £68,000 VAT Bill following an HMRC tribunal ruling that electronic property search fees are not disbursements. This case acts as a cautionary reminder to the rules on disbursements

 

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We meet one of our more recent appointments this month, Laura Tudor who joined our growing BRI team in August. 

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More than 200 people attended our recent Inheritance Tax and Pension Freedoms seminars, held at two prestigious venues in Somerset and Devon.

As well as hearing from Thomas Westcott Partners Andrew Brown and Sheldon Cole, who provided insights and answered questions about recent changes to inheritance tax and pensions, attendees were also treated to keynote speaker Justin Urquhart Stewart’s thoughts on the global economy and its impacts on consumer confidence.

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Ann Jackson
By Partner Ann Jackson

 

Over the last ten years technology has advanced massively. However, whilst technology has moved on, travelling has become more and more difficult. Homeworking has become the answer for many but how have the tax rules kept up with these changes?

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Chris Hill
By Partner Chris Hill

 

Fraud is big business. It is estimated that all types of fraud cost UK business £150 Billion per annum, with 27% of SME’s having experienced attempted invoice, mandate or CEO fraud directly.

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Things went with a swing at our annual charity golf day which saw £6,354 – a record amount – raised for the South West MS Centre in Exeter.

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