Simmons Gainsford Changes to Flat Rate Scheme

Changes to the Flat Rate…

Posted on 10th Mar 2017

In November 2016, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an introduction of a new 16.5% VAT flat rate for businesses with “limited costs”. The new rate is effective from 1 April 2017. The Flat Rate Scheme is a simplification measure for traders with an annual...[more]

The value of a Non-Executive Director…

Posted on 10th Mar 2017

James Metzger of Simmons Gainsford Resources discusses reasons for, and challenges of finding the right Non-Executive Director to join your organisation, whether large or small. We are all familiar with the expression – ‘you can’t see the wood for the trees’.  When planning the strategic...[more]

The Budget 2017

Posted on 10th Mar 2017

Final Spring Budget sets the stage for 'Britain's global future' Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first - and last - Spring Budget to the House of Commons in belligerent form. Despite revealing upgraded forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility, the Chancellor announced that he...[more]

Auto-enrolment: What do I need to…

Posted on 23rd Feb 2017

If you are an employer in the UK, the chances are, you will be familiar with the recent legislation regarding auto-enrolment. Larger businesses have already had to comply with the scheme, and now is the time that all other existing businesses, classed as small and micro employers,...[more]

Mortgage News

Posted on 23rd Feb 2017

Stamp duty changes introduced in 2016 which saw an increase in the thresholds and a surcharge introduced for 2nd properties has slowed purchase market down, there has been a drop of 45% in house sales in some areas with high end properties the worst hit, with stamp...[more]

March 2017 Newsletter

Posted on 23rd Feb 2017

HMRC recently published its response to the Making Tax Digital consultation feedback it received from businesses, the self-employed and industry. The government has amended a selection of its plans in order to accommodate the views and opinions of respondents, as it seeks to create a...[more]

Interview with Steven Strauss on

Posted on 21st Feb 2017

Our Senior Partner Steven Strauss was interview by on the topic 'Changing Public Perception of Tax Advisors'. Click here to read the whole interview. is an online community for international tax professionals, including advisers, law firms, trustees, banks, company-formation agents and tax clients.[more]

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

Posted on 20th Feb 2017

SEIS was introduced on 6 April 2012 and is designed to help small start-up business obtain equity finance. There are various qualifying conditions that a company must satisfy in order to raise finance via SEIS and generous tax advantages available for the investor. An individual can...[more]

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

Posted on 20th Feb 2017

EIS has been around for many years and is designed to help small and medium sized businesses obtain finance by offering generous tax reliefs to investors, who can invest up to £1,000,000 each year under EIS. The Issuing Company Requirements The company must be an...[more]

Fraud and Asset Tracing presentation by…

Posted on 17th Feb 2017

Our Gibraltar Insolvency Practitioner Grant Jones will be holding a presentation at r3’s Fraud, Asset Tracing & Forensics seminar on 16th March 2017 in London, UK. Grant Jones, is both a chartered accountant and a lawyer, having being admitted in England and Wales, and also New...[more]

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