News & Insights

We run a number of seminars and workshops throughout the year in order to keep you informed and up to date with events and developments in the accountancy world:

  • Informing you of important changes in legislation
  • Keeping you up to date on relevant topics in your industry
  • Helping you plan for your future
  • Heavyweight guest speakers, where entrepreneurs and experts in their respective fields share their views

Here are the events we have coming up:

Navigating finance: when to say no

As a growing business, you may need to consider raising external finance. It may be for working capital; to place a big order; to make a capital investment in new equipment or facilities; fund an acquisition, or to recruit a […]

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What are the benefits of patent box?

Patent box tax relief can be claimed where the company owns broadly either UK or EU patents or has an exclusive licence.
The benefit of patent box relief
Profits attributable to products containing patented items are taxed at 10%. This is done […]

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How Trusts can be used for tax planning

Trusts are a useful means of preserving wealth. They allow assets to be passed down through the generations in a secure and tax efficient manner.
Trusts are flexible as they can include a range of assets, including both existing family owned […]

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Tales from the boardroom: Clearer thinking

We all like having choices in life.  But sometimes choices come with dilemmas.
And this was the case in a client board meeting I recently attended at a fast growing technology company.  One of the directors wanted to talk about an […]

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Did you miss our settling financial disputes event?

Last month we held our Settling financial disputes: valuation and tax considerations workshops in both Godalming and London.
We were joined by over 30 attendees specialising in family and commercial disputes who joined us for an evening of informed debate and […]

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Classic fraud examples kept within the family

Surrey police have reported how two brothers and other close family members colluded to implement several basic, but all too often achievable, types of fraud.
These included manipulating contracts, approval and payment of uncompetitive contracts, preparing false contracts/invoices, claiming false expenses, […]

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Cyberattacks – next, please!

Following on from our previous blog: Cybercrime risk – “when, not if”, recent high profile cyberattacks unfortunately suggest that organisations who have not suffered from a cyberattack will soon be in the minority.
The big headlines
In May 2017, 47 NHS […]

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Three things which you might not know about Enquiry Closure notices

Most practitioners are probably familiar with the basics of enquiry work. However, I thought that I’d highlight three lesser known points about closure notices.
Can a closure notice be rescinded?
If HMRC unintentionally issue a closure notice in the wrong figures can […]

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New Guide to Forensic Accounting

A new complete Forensic Accounting guide is to be published by Kogan Page on 3rd August 2017.
The most up to date guide to forensic accounting is now available to pre order for professionals and post graduates. Two chapters have been written […]

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Tax promotions for our growing team

The tax team at Roffe Swayne is growing, two members of our 20+tax team have been promoted. The promotions to managers will further help support the growth of the team over the last twelve months.
Suzanne Hopkins takes on the role of […]

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