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Mercer & Hole sponsor St Albans Last Tuesday Club (SALT) Networking Event

Mercer & Hole are proudly sponsoring St Albans Last Tuesday Club (SALT) at Freddie’s Brasserie on Tuesday 26th May. SALT is an informal lunchtime networking event, focused on bringing together the professional corporate finance community of St Albans. Bankers, lawyers and accountants are able to discuss all things corporate finance with...

Date: 22nd May, 2015   |   Author: Natalie Taylor   |   Comments: 0

The Value of Insolvency

Insolvency professionals make a valuable contribution to the economy and should be paid for the value they provide (not the time they spend). Insolvent businesses are often rescued, saving hundreds of thousands of jobs and ensuring that creditors are treated fairly. So says “Why Insolvency Matters”, the report of a ComRes survey for...

Date: 22nd May, 2015   |   Author: Chris Laughton   |   Comments: 0

HMRC’s Direct Access to Bank Accounts

HMRC has issued further draft legislation on the proposals to enable it to take tax debts direct from bank accounts.  The draft legislation is now intended to be legislated in a Finance Bill in 2015 and should take effect before the end of the current year. ...

Date: 22nd May, 2015   |   Author: Cathy Corns   |   Comments: 0

The Benefits of Managing your VAT

VAT will never win an Oscar for popularity; when it comes to complexity and absorbing management time it has few rivals. it is essential that business owners plan for and manage vat risks proactively to avoid the many pitfalls. VAT Management The words ‘VAT’ and ‘horror story’ go together as it is usually only when things...

Date: 21st May, 2015   |   Author: Richard Collier   |   Comments: 0

Trading Internationally? Mercer & Hole can help

Mercer & Hole is a member of TIAG (The International Accounting Group), a global alliance of independent accounting firms, serving clients all over the world in a range of business needs. How can Mercer & Hole benefit your business? Through TIAG, Mercer & Hole has the national and global reach to serve clients wherever the growth of...

Date: 20th May, 2015   |   Author: Paul Maberly   |   Comments: 0

Mercer & Hole support Hertfordshire County Show’s first ever Invitation Scurry Race

Chartered accountants, Mercer & Hole are taking part in the Scurry Race at this year’s Hertfordshire County Show and will be donating a £110 charity prize fund to celebrate the firm’s 110th year of business. Mercer & Hole’s Marketing Director, Maria Bailey is braving the ride in the scurry carriage as an...

Date: 19th May, 2015   |   Author: Natalie Taylor   |   Comments: 0

Benefits of an audit

Effective 1 January 2016, small company limits are changing. Companies with turnover up to £10.2 million and gross assets up to £5.1 million will be eligible to file abbreviated accounts at Companies House. These thresholds are higher than the current audit exemption limits, where companies with turnover up to £6.5 million and...

Date: 19th May, 2015   |   Author: Andy Crook   |   Comments: 0

Outsourcing Services

Outsourcing some or all of your finance function can be an attractive option. At Mercer & Hole we are able to provide a wide range of valuable services, support and expert advice to businesses of all sizes and sectors. Despite the government pledging to ‘cut red tape’ for small businesses, regulations are still incredibly complex....

Date: 18th May, 2015   |   Author: Phil Fenn   |   Comments: 0

Retaining Key Employees

We’re all aware that a motivated and settled workforce is an essential part of a successful business. This is becoming more vital as profit margins are challenged in this competitive and global environment. Investing in employees throughout the organisation will have a positive impact on its financial results. The investment may take any...

Date: 15th May, 2015   |   Author: Helen Cain   |   Comments: 0

VAT on commercial property – what to look out for

VAT in connection with commercial property is a complex area.  There is a lot to consider and there is a substantial amount of case law to draw upon. Below is a brief summary of some of the key VAT aspects to be aware of if you are purchasing or leasing commercial property. In general, there are four main issues to think about for VAT...

Date: 13th May, 2015   |   Author: Dhalia Patsalides   |   Comments: 0

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A fantastic day @hertscountyshow, well done to Marketing Director, Maria Bailey, 3rd in the Hurry Scurry #m&h110 pic.twitter.com/Y6rz7snoGM

Maria of @mercerhole talking to @rvjonny @hertscountyshow pic.twitter.com/dywZH3yPgX



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