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Welcome to the News & Views section of our website. Here, you can read the views of our team on topical or specialist issues in Blogs. Find out what we have been up to professionally, socially and in the community in News. Our Downloads section has all our useful publications, case studies and Insights. To view our events photo gallery click on the Events tab below. We are often fortunate to get Media Coverage so please have a look at this section to see what the local, national and industry press have to say about us. We like to connect via Social Media too – you can interact with us and read our latest tweets and posts by clicking on the Social Media box below.





Mercer & Hole add to their Corporate Advisory Services team

Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants are strengthening their Corporate Advisory Services team with two new appointments. Edward Ellis joins the team as Corporate Restructuring Manager. Edward worked within the Restructuring and Recovery Services department of Smith & Williamson where he worked on formal insolvency appointments as well as...

Date: 25th May, 2018   |   Author: Mercer & Hole Media   |   Comments: 0

Mercer & Hole welcomed guests to The Hurlingham Club

Partners, Directors and Managers from Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants welcomed friends of the firm to the Cricket Pavilion for an afternoon of Croquet at The Hurlingham Club. The sun shone all day on the beautifully cut lawns which saw our guests enjoy five rounds of tough, but healthy competition. The strongest duo was Michael Lapham and...

Date: 24th May, 2018   |   Author: Mercer & Hole Media   |   Comments: 0

Mercer & Hole take part in the Rickmansworth Festival

Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants enjoyed taking part in the Rickmansworth Festival over the weekend of 19 and 20 May. Great weather brought thousands of visitors to the event, which featured many historic working boats and pleasure craft, moored along the towpath, as well as music and performing arts displays, a fun fair, boat trips, a...

Date: 24th May, 2018   |   Author: Mercer & Hole Media   |   Comments: 0

Mercer & Hole’s Robert Jamieson wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2018

Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants are delighted to announce that the firm’s consultant and former partner, Robert Jamieson, has won the Tolley’s Taxation Lifetime Achievement Award 2018. Robert was nominated for the award by his colleague, Gill Tallon, Mercer & Hole’s Deputy Managing Partner and Private Client Partner....

Date: 21st May, 2018   |   Author: Mercer & Hole Media   |   Comments: 0

Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants are headline sponsors at St Albans Business Festival

One month to go to celebrate leading accountants Mercer & Hole being headline sponsors for the St Albans Business Festival, taking place across the week commending 11 – 15 June. The St Albans District Chamber of Commerce will be arranging a full programme of business events throughout the week. The purpose of the business festival is to...

Date: 11th May, 2018   |   Author: Mercer & Hole Media   |   Comments: 0

Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants ‘lunch and learn’ with Alzheimer’s Society

Mercer & Hole’s chosen Charity of the Year, Alzheimer’s Society, delivered a ‘learn and lunch’ to their team of Charity Champions across the four offices. The ‘learn and lunch’ consisted of Alzheimer’s Society providing an insight into what it is like living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, facts...

Date: 10th May, 2018   |   Author: Mercer & Hole Media   |   Comments: 0

Why Mercer & Hole love MK!

Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants in Milton Keynes celebrated ‘#LoveMKDay’, which was held on 3 May, with some very good reasons of why they love to live and work here. Team members at Milton Keynes engaged on social media by naming factors which please them, ranging from the variety of green spaces, through to the abundance of...

Date: 3rd May, 2018   |   Author: Mercer & Hole Media   |   Comments: 0

Pensions, Property and Inheritance Tax

The Inheritance Tax (IHT) advantages available to non-UK domiciliaries have been curtailed by extending the scope of IHT to include all UK residential property regardless of the ownership structure in place. It is therefore an opportune time to remind or familiarise oneself with the tax efficiencies offered by contributing to a UK registered...

Date: 3rd May, 2018   |   Author: Michael Lapham   |   Comments: 0

Airbnb - VAT

The challenges of VAT are ever present. A relatively simple idea such as renting out a property on a temporary basis to visitors would seem quite innocuous, but if the Rental turnover becomes significant it could lead to VAT registration and associated considerations. The income from property that qualifies as UK holiday accommodation will be...

Date: 3rd May, 2018   |   Author: Richard Collier   |   Comments: 0

Tax changes for non-resident corporate landlords

The UK tax landscape has changed dramatically for companies owning and letting property in the UK. Historically, any rental income received, net of costs, was charged to income tax but capital gains were excluded from the charge.  The position on residential property changed in 2015. Any gains on such properties are now chargeable to UK tax....

Date: 3rd May, 2018   |   Author: Cathy Corns   |   Comments: 0

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