Simmons Gainsford Financial Services Auto-enrolment

Auto-enrolment: What do I need…

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]

Property Tax Update

Posted on 15th Feb 2017

There have been some very significant changes to the taxation of real estate which have recently come into effect or are about to come into effect. This note sets out a summary of a number of these key changes, which need to be considered when...[more]

Taxpayers seeking insurance

Posted on 3rd Feb 2017

The Times reveals that an increasing number of people are taking out insurance to protect themselves against the costs of being scrutinised by HMRC. The Times also highlights how taxpayers can still find themselves at fault even if they use accountants. It cites the case of one reader who...[more]

Be aware of scams and phishing…

Posted on 2nd Feb 2017

At this time of the year, there is a rise of the scams and phishing emails looking like they come from HMRC. Please be extra vigilant if you have received an email or text looking like it is from HMRC. Don’t give out private information (such as bank...[more]

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