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Mercer & Hole dish up lunch to the elderly

Partner, Lisa Spearman led a team of volunteers from Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants to serve lunch to the elderly at Finsbury & Clerkenwell Lunch Club on 26 May 2016. Lisa, who specialises in Private Client work, was joined by Victoria Batten and Hana Abid from the firm. Between them, they dished up a hot meal to over 20 members of...

Date: 26th May, 2016   |   Author: Natalie Taylor   |   Comments: 0


Groups of companies can share the apprenticeship levy allowance

The government has announced that it intends to amend the Finance Bill to give small business owners greater flexibility in managing the cost of the apprenticeship levy. The levy is due to apply from April 2017 at the rate of 0.5% of total employment costs, subject to a £15,000 allowance.  The government originally proposed that if...

Date: 26th May, 2016   |   Author: Cathy Corns   |   Comments: 0


Mercer & Hole’s Corporate Advisory Services team welcome options for reform to insolvency framework

Today’s news that the Government is reviewing the corporate insolvency framework has been welcomed by Mercer & Hole’s corporate advisory specialists. A consultation process has been launched which aims to keep the UK at the forefront of insolvency best practice, detailing options for reform. In the foreword of the consultation...

Date: 25th May, 2016   |   Author: Natalie Taylor   |   Comments: 0


Review of the Corporate Insolvency Framework

The UK Government has today launched a consultation on options for reform of the corporate insolvency regime. Its proposals are in four broad areas: introducing a moratorium for distressed businesses to benefit from protection against legal action while considering their options for rescue widening the definition of essential supplies,...

Date: 25th May, 2016   |   Author: Chris Laughton   |   Comments: 0


Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants launch Corporate Advisory Services

Mercer & Hole have launched Corporate Advisory Services to meet clients’ needs by combining corporate finance and restructuring expertise. In Corporate Advisory Services, Mercer & Hole aim to exceed clients’ expectations by offering them a range of services provided by highly experienced people. The team will offer...

Date: 23rd May, 2016   |   Author: Natalie Taylor   |   Comments: 0


Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants host a BBQ at St Michael’s Manor

Mercer & Hole’s partners and team invited guests to a Summer BBQ at St Michael’s Manor, St Albans on Wednesday 18 May. Senior Partner, Paul Maberly welcomed guests to the beautiful manor house hotel, which is set in five acres of stunning English country gardens. In his speech, Paul spoke about the importance of strong partnerships...

Date: 23rd May, 2016   |   Author: Natalie Taylor   |   Comments: 1


IR35 on the way out?

HMRC has consistently not been able to collect the IR35 tax liabilities it believes are due. Just as a reminder the IR35 regime requires the operation of PAYE on income your company (or partnership) receives for providing services to a third party under terms such that the service provided would count as employment if provided directly. Currently...

Date: 17th May, 2016   |   Author: Cathy Corns   |   Comments: 0


Changes to withholding tax on royalties

The government plans to extend the imposition of withholding tax to payments made to non-UK residents in respect of trademarks and brand names.  In addition, with immediate effect, a new anti-avoidance rule could deny treaty relief from withholding tax for royalties to a connected person via an associate in a treaty jurisdiction (such as the...

Date: 16th May, 2016   |   Author: Cathy Corns   |   Comments: 0


Mercer & Hole host an afternoon of croquet at The Hurlingham Club

Mercer & Hole’s partners entertained guests at The Hurlingham Club in Fulham yesterday. Senior Partner, Paul Maberly hosted the event and welcomed clients to the private members club’s Cricket Pavillion. He was joined by fellow partners, Steve Smith, Gill Tallon, Lisa Spearman, Andy Crook, Chris Laughton, Peter Godfrey-Evans, Helen...

Date: 13th May, 2016   |   Author: Natalie Taylor   |   Comments: 0


Fall in the rate of CGT: Non-UK residential property

It is good news that the top rate of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) was reduced from 28% to 20% with the basic rate falling from 18% to 10% on disposals made on or after 6 April 2016.  However, the reduced rates do not apply to gains realised on residential property (that do not qualify for private residence relief).  Don’t forget that...

Date: 29th April, 2016   |   Author: Alice Steidl   |   Comments: 0


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