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Stephen Jennings announced as new…

Posted on 12th Jun 2017

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Jennings has been appointed to take over as the firm’s Senior Partner from 1 July 2017 following the decision of Steven Strauss to step down after 14 years in the role. Stephen has been with the firm since...[more]

Income Protection Insurance

Posted on 17th May 2017

Most people take their health and wellbeing for granted, and do not stop to consider what they would do financially if they fell ill or were injured in an accident that left them unable to work for a period of time. However many people would...[more]

Mortgage payment protection insurance: What is…

Posted on 17th May 2017

Mortgage payment protection insurance (MPPI) is a type of policy that homeowners take out to ensure they are able to keep up with their mortgage repayments in the event they lose their job or have to stop working due to severe illness. MPPI is not...[more]

Pensions and personal service workers: what…

Posted on 17th May 2017

With large employers having completed their auto-enrolment duties, the focus is now on smaller employers who have between 1 and 49 staff. They too must now set up a pension for their employees. What many people do not realise,is that families who employ staff, such...[more]

Common Reporting Standard (CRS) starting from…

Posted on 11th May 2017

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) was developed by the OECD as a global standard for automatic exchange of financial account information. Over 50 countries implemented CRS from 1 January 2016 and Financial Institutions in these jurisdictions will begin reporting information to their local tax authority...[more]

Simmons Gainsford Dubai website – now…

Posted on 8th May 2017

We are pleased to announce that our Simmons Gainsford Dubai website is now live, in both English and Arabic. From our Dubai office we advise a wide range of clients, typically multi-national corporations, ultra-high net worth individuals (including their trading and passive investment entities such as...[more]

Making Tax Digital filing obligations

Posted on 8th May 2017

The expected requirements of MTD are, for each business operated by the taxpayer: 4 quarterly returns (which do not presently need to contain accounting adjustments such as stock, debtors, etc. but which should otherwise contain all income and expenditure) to be filed within 30 days...[more]

Making Tax Digital legislation dropped from…

Posted on 8th May 2017

Making Tax Digital (“MTD”) is one of the most controversial changes to the operation of our taxation system in recent years.  The Public Accounts committee and House of Lords have both challenged the Government over the short timetable for introduction, the perceived benefits and costs...[more]

Finance Act 2017

Posted on 8th May 2017

The 2017 Finance Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017. Because of the Government’s decision to call a general election, there was limited time for Parliament to debate the Finance Bill, and as a consequence large parts of what was the longest Finance Bill...[more]

Off Payroll Working in the Public…

Posted on 8th May 2017

When the legislation on the taxation of services provided through intermediaries (commonly known as the IR35 rules) was introduced in 2000, the then Government decided that the tax consequences of loming within the legislation would fall on the company providing the services and not the...[more]

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