Important Update: Loan Charge Review

Posted on 23rd Dec 2019

On 11 September 2019 the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, commissioned an independent review of the disguised remuneration Loan Charge. These provisions have been very controversial and have caused a great deal of criticism of the Government, particularly in terms of giving HMRC increased powers to deal...[more]

Simmons Gainsford LLP in Uckfield host…

Posted on 5th Dec 2019

Simmons Gainsford, Uckfield | £900 Raised for Local Charity On Thursday 28th November, Simmons Gainsford LLP in Uckfield hosted their annual Charity Pub Quiz at The Highlands Inn in Uckfield, all in aid of Chailey Heritage Foundation. Local businesses from Uckfield and the surrounding area...[more]

Darren Hersey appointed as Senior Partner…

Posted on 4th Dec 2019

The Simmons Gainsford Group are pleased to announce that Darren Hersey has been appointed as Senior Partner. Darren became partner at Simmons Gainsford LLP in 1998, having joined the firm in 1992. He specialises in tax, with considerable experience advising on high value transactions. Darren heads...[more]

The Importance of Wills and Lasting…

Posted on 25th Nov 2019

The Importance of Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney Many people believe making a will and arranging a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is something that only affects us later in life. That it is a concern for the elderly. The reality is that accidents,...[more]

Simmons Gainsford Raise £18K for Macmillan…

Posted on 22nd Nov 2019

On the 5th of July, four members of the Simmons Gainsford team took part in the Longest Day Golf Challenge, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. They played over 72 holes, walked 20 miles and played for a staggering 15 hours. As a result of...[more]

Robo-advice VS The Traditional Model

Posted on 14th Nov 2019

Robo-advice versus the Traditional Model More and more, robo-advisers are positioning themselves as viable alternatives to real-life, face-to-face traditional financial advice. How do the two compare and what does the future look like for the advice market? What is robo-advice? Robo advisers are software platforms...[more]

HMRC’s U-turn on Insolvency Powers

Posted on 8th Nov 2019

HMRC’s U-turn on Insolvency Powers  The Enterprise Act was introduced in 2002 to abolish Crown Preference, this being HMRC’s preferential status as a creditor upon liquidation. At this time, the government regarded these changes as more equitable, bringing HMRC’s powers in line with other jurisdictions...[more]

Financial Focus Newsletter - Autumn Edition…

Posted on 11th Oct 2019

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Advice Alert: IR35 in the Private…

Posted on 2nd Oct 2019

IR35 in the Private Sector When the IR35 rules were first introduced in 2000, the Government took the decision that they would target the intermediary company rather than the entity paying for the services. Recognising a lack of success in applying these rules, the Government...[more]

Inheritance Tax Changes To Offshore Trusts

Posted on 20th Aug 2019

Inheritance Tax Changes To Offshore Trusts Section 48 Inheritance Tax Act 1984 provides that where property comprised in a settlement is situated offshore then that property will be excluded property unless the settlor was domiciled in the UK at the time the settlement was made....[more]

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