We meet one of our more recent appointments this month, Laura Tudor who joined our growing BRI team in August. 

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More than 200 people attended our recent Inheritance Tax and Pension Freedoms seminars, held at two prestigious venues in Somerset and Devon.

As well as hearing from Thomas Westcott Partners Andrew Brown and Sheldon Cole, who provided insights and answered questions about recent changes to inheritance tax and pensions, attendees were also treated to keynote speaker Justin Urquhart Stewart’s thoughts on the global economy and its impacts on consumer confidence.

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Fraud is big business. It is estimated that all types of fraud cost UK business £150 Billion per annum, with 27% of SME’s having experienced attempted invoice, mandate or CEO fraud directly.

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Ever wondered what it means when you are offered an e-invoice at Argos? What is a hashtag? Or what makes a ‘smartphone’ ‘smart’?

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Enhanced R&D claims have been available to companies for over 15 years and while the rates of relief have evolved the basic premise of the relief has not changed. The nature of qualifying costs have though changed with time. 

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The Autumn 2017 issue of our Charity Newsletter is now available to read and download HERE

 

 

Secondary Legislation by HMRC Regulations

 

Last week the government published the secondary legislation for MTD. These set out the requirements for MTD VAT which is due to take effect from April 2019. However, treat this with caution as it has been published in draft for consultation and the deadline for comments has been set for 10 November 2017.

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This month we speak to Simon Lake, our new Financial Planner based in the Plymouth office.

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Final preparations are being made ahead of our Somerset biennial charity ball where many of the county’s leading businesses will gather to help us raise thousands for local good causes.

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For many charities, the main recipients of their grant-giving are non-charity groups. Requests are received for funding and connections are made with organisations in the local community who need funding, which the charity can provide.

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