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Jamie Wooldridge to speak at the Business Accelerator Summit MK

Jamie Wooldridge of Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants will be speaking at the Business Accelerator Summit MK on Monday 16 April. The summit, which is being held at Hilton Milton Keynes, Kents Hill Park, will look at the impact of the internet and social media on the way we do business. Audit Director, Jamie will be explaining the background...


Date: 9th April, 2018
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants support Alzheimer’s Society as their charity of the year

Following an internal election process for Mercer & Hole’s charity of the year, the Alzheimer’s Society achieved the most votes the team will be supporting in 2018. Throughout the year each office will be taking part in various fundraising activities from taking part in showing off their best baking skills for Alzheimers’...


Date: 6th April, 2018
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

2017 Rebasing – a welcome relief

From April 2017 an individual who is a Long Term Resident (LTR) will become deemed UK domiciled for all UK tax purposes. A LTR is defined as someone who has been a UK resident in 15 of the last 20 years. Without the protection of the remittance basis this means LTRs will now be subject to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on disposals of non-UK assets....


Date: 5th April, 2018
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

A window of opportunity to access tax efficient cash

To offer some respite following the substantial changes to the UK taxation of certain non-UK domiciled individuals from 6 April 2017, a temporary ‘cleansing’ relief is being offered to permit the rearranging of overseas funds and thereby enable tax efficient remittances. The window of opportunity for ‘cleansing’ or...


Date: 5th April, 2018
Author: Henry Lowe

Protection for settlors of overseas trusts

For many years there have been UK anti-avoidance provisions which seek to tax UK resident settlors on income realised within an offshore trust (and in some cases an underlying company) where the settlor or their spouse/civil partner can benefit. Further provisions seek to tax UK resident settlors on capital gains realised within an offshore trust...


Date: 5th April, 2018
Author: Alice Pearson

US tax reform

For US citizens living in the UK, there are two complicated sets of tax legislation to understand and keep up to date with. At the end of 2017 Donald Trump signed the long awaited Republican tax bill, which has resulted in the biggest tax overhaul in more than 30 years. The headline changes for individuals, which are effective from 1 January 2018,...


Date: 5th April, 2018
Author: Lynsey Lord

EMI options - a current risk

EMI options are the favoured route for most SME’s to provide share incentives to staff.  However, EU State Aid approval for the EMI scheme expires on 6 April 2018. The government has been following the process of applying to the EC for fresh approval but the final response has not yet been received and is not now expected before 6 April...


Date: 4th April, 2018
Author: Cathy Corns

‘Take 5’ with Henry Page

Henry is a Corporate Advisory Partner. He is based at the firm’s London office and is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner. Henry has experience of all types of restructuring work, extending to both companies and LLPs, whether domestic or overseas. Outside of work, Henry enjoys spending time with his...


Date: 23rd March, 2018
Author: Henry Page

Accelerated M&A

Even thriving and dynamic businesses can face periods of stress, or distress. This could be the result of cash flow pressures, funding challenges, operational or market issues, or the variety of other threats encountered in a competitive business environment.  When a business faces instability, a tailored strategy supported and implemented by...


Date: 23rd March, 2018
Author: Chris Laughton

Employment Benefit Trust (EBT) loans

In July 2017, the Supreme Court gave their decision about the disguised remuneration schemes used by Rangers Football Club. Disguised remuneration schemes usually involve an employer paying the person through a loan from a third party, usually an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT), that is unlikely ever to be repaid. The objective of these...


Date: 23rd March, 2018
Author: Steve Smith

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