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Mercer & Hole host Christmas Reception at The Plaisterers’ Hall in London

Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants held their annual Christmas Reception at the Plaisterers’ Hall within One London Wall last night. The firm’s partners and their colleagues welcomed guests for festive drinks and canapes in the historic hall, which is the largest Livery Hall in London and reputed to be one of the finest. Guests...


Date: 6th December, 2017
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

Mercer & Hole preserve the jobs of over 70 employees and 120 temporary staff

On 1 December 2017 Joint Administrators, Steve Smith, Chris Laughton and Henry Page of Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants, completed the sale of the business and certain assets of Cinram Logistics UK Limited (“Cinram”) to Cinram Novum Limited, part of Patriot Group Investments Limited, preserving employment for more than190...


Date: 6th December, 2017
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

Legislative changes affecting the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

There have been legislative changes on 23 November 2017 which means that the Charity Commission has been able to announce a phased timetable allowing charitable companies to convert to CIOs. Applications to convert under the new legislation will be phased in starting from 1 January 2018 depending on the annual income of the charitable company....


Date: 30th November, 2017
Author: Wendy Bambrick

M&H Financial Planning listed in thewealthnet’s 2017 Top Financial Planning Companies

Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants are delighted to announce that their financial planning arm, M&H Financial Planning features in the wealthnet’s 2017 Top Financial Planning Companies. Thewealthnet provides essential wealth management information and is published PAM Insight, who used their market knowledge and research over the...


Date: 28th November, 2017
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

Budget 2017 - VAT round up

VAT made a number of appearances in the Budget, with a mixture of some immediate and some longer term changes and consultations. VAT registration threshold The VAT registration threshold will remain at £85,000 for two years from April 2018 despite the recommendation from the Office of Tax Simplification to reduce it to possibly...


Date: 27th November, 2017
Author: Richard Collier

Budget 2017 - International points worth noting

The government remains committed to tackling tax evasion and avoidance, aggressive tax planning and non-compliance. Those seeking to evade or avoid tax using offshore structures or arrangements are a continued target.  Double Taxation Relief (DTR) DTR is designed to ensure that taxation is not suffered in more than one jurisdiction on the...


Date: 23rd November, 2017
Author: Alison Palmer

Budget 2017 - Savings and investments

While several rumours have been reported around the content of the budget for savings and investments, the actual content confirmed details and tweaks to existing policy, rather than the sweeping changes that have been prevalent over previous years.  We have summarised these details below, together with our comment on the likely impact....


Date: 23rd November, 2017
Author: William Stevens

Budget 2017 - The working world

Most of us are involved in the working world as business owners, entrepreneurs or employees. Unfortunately, tax often intrudes into that life and below we consider some of the changes ahead. Personal service companies Where individuals offer their personal services through a company, the engager will generally not be liable for employers’...


Date: 23rd November, 2017
Author: David Hadley

Budget 2017 - Property news for buyers, sellers and landlords

Over the past few years there have been a significant number of changes to the taxation of UK property, mainly residential. This continues to be a theme. First time buyers Following the introduction of the Help to Buy ISA in 2015, the government has announced a further measure to assist first time buyers. Residential properties acquired on or...


Date: 23rd November, 2017
Author: Alice Pearson

Mercer & Hole’s Jacqui Gudgion’s progress in Celebrity JustDance – Oh what a night!

Mercer & Hole Tax Director, Jacqui Gudgion took part in Celebrity Just Dance 2017 on 18 November at Arena MK. The event, held in the style of Strictly Come Dancing, was held in support of MK Dons Sport and Education Trust. Here is Jacqui’s account of the event and her experience: The Celebrity JustDance experience was not just a night,...


Date: 22nd November, 2017
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

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