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How can a Family Investment Company (FIC) be used for inheritance tax planning?

Wealthy individuals and families are seeking alternative routes to trusts to pass on their wealth tax efficiently. With corporation tax rates being relatively low currently and set to reduce further, many are considering the opportunities a FIC presents in terms of succession planning. What is a FIC? A FIC is a private company, registered in the...


Date: 21st February, 2019
Author: Alison Palmer

Film and television tax reliefs for production companies

Mercer & Hole Audit and Business Advisory Partner, Andy Turner has considerable experience of the media sector and has advised many film and television production clients over the past 29 years. Working Title Films, Universal, ITV are amongst those who have benefitted from Andy’s commercial insight, technical expertise and dedication...


Date: 11th February, 2019
Author: Andy Turner

A family-sized step onto the property ladder

Home ownership can seem out of reach for many young people starting out in their careers. Government initiatives such as help to buy, shared ownership and stamp duty exemptions can only go so far. Earlier this year, The lndependent reported that the average price of a property for a first-time buyer in London has now hit over £420,000, with...


Date: 8th February, 2019
Author: Jolene Upshall

Advising the Family Business

Family businesses come in all kinds of shapes and sizes from very small ventures to large multi-million pound businesses. No matter the size they all face common issues and they all need a trusted advisor to help them achieve their ambitions for the business and the family. What is the right structure for the longevity of the family business?...


Date: 5th February, 2019
Author: Mark Cassidy

Mercer & Hole maintain top 40 position in Accountancy’s Top 75 firms survey

Accountancy’s Top 75 Firms Survey 2019 has been published today, 4 February 2019. Please see the following summary: The survey reveals that the industry has reported an increase in fees, with the top 75 recording £15.75bn, up from £14.95bn in the previous year. The Big Four now contribute over three quarters of the Top...


Date: 4th February, 2019
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

Football Finance – Short Term Cost Controls, Profitability and Sustainability

Andy Turner, Audit and Business Advisory Partner, provides an update on Football Finance. Andy has a wealth of experience in accounting and audit, he offers great commercial understanding and is dedicated to providing his clients with excellent service. He has a strong background in the sports, media and hotel industries and has worked with a...


Date: 1st February, 2019
Author: Andy Turner

Lisa Spearman listed as a Top Recommended Tax Accountant in The Spear’s 500 2019

Mercer & Hole Private Client Partner, Lisa Spearman has been listed as a distinguished individual in the Top Recommended Tax Accountants section of The Spear’s 500 2019. The Spear’s 500 is an annual guide to the top private client advisers, wealth managers and high net worth service providers and is a well-regarded almanac of...


Date: 30th January, 2019
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

Mercer & Hole announce Macmillan Cancer Support as the firm’s Charity of the Year 2019

We are pleased to announce our Charity of the Year for 2019 is Macmillan Cancer Support. Everyone at Mercer & Hole was invited to vote for their choice of charity from a shortlist provided by our team of Charity Champions, which represent each of our four offices, and Macmillan emerged as the clear winner. Macmillan aim to help everyone with...


Date: 28th January, 2019
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

TAG Alliances Ranked in Top three by Accountancy Age

Mercer & Hole is a member of TIAG (The International Accounting Group), the accounting division of TAG Alliances. For the seventh consecutive year, Accountancy Age Magazine has recognised TAG Alliances as one of the top three accounting associations in the world. The rankings, which are based on the collective revenues of the member firms,...


Date: 14th December, 2018
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

On the 11th Day of Christmas Mercer & Hole reveals St Albans Advent Trail window

Mercer & Hole Partner, Steve Smith revealed the firm’s St Albans Advent Trail Christmas window to the public at 1pm today, Tuesday 11 December, at Mercer & Hole’s St Albans office in London Road. The window, which has been created by Mercer & Hole’s Becky Sheppard, Julie Robinson, Rosemary Guest and George Budge,...


Date: 11th December, 2018
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

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