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:

Careful when making donations from trading companies to charities

Many charities that I come into contact with use a subsidiary company to carry out their trading activities. This includes charity shops, gift shops within say a museum or other trading that’s done to support the main charity.
The subsidiary company would […]

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Charities must report serious incidents

The Charity Commission urges charities in England and Wales to report any suspected or confirmed serious incidents.
Serious incidents are defined as events which risk or result in major problems. Such as significant loss to a charity’s money or assets; damage […]

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Outsourcing update for accounting news and update

Our latest outsourcing updates newsletter –  Summer 2018 edition.
Please take a look at our outsourced accounting newsletter for the latest updates from the Roffe Swayne Outsourced Accounting team.  to help you in your business. In this issue:

Making Tax Digital update
How […]

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Roffe Swayne in 2017 ePrivateclient Top Accountancy Firms ranking

Surrey accountancy firm Roffe Swayne has been named as one of leading private client publishing organisation: ePrivateclient Top UK Accountancy Firms for 2017.

ePrivateclient Top UK Accountancy Firms
These rankings recognise the depth and breadth of the UK private client accountancy sector. […]

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New FCA regulations for fund managers

Strict new FCA regulations are due to be introduced on 1 April 2019. They will require fund managers to make an annual assessment of value, as part of their duty to act in the best interest of investors in their […]

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How does a business deal with an approach by a potential purchaser?

Many of the transactions we work on have been instigated by an approach from a potential purchaser.
For the purchaser the unsolicited approach represents a great opportunity to secure a good business, for a reasonable price, without the extra transactional risk […]

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Is your governing document up to date?

When did you last read your Governing Document? Do you know where it is?
Your Governing Document could also be called your Constitution, Articles of Association or even your Trust Deed. In effect, it’s the Rulebook for your Charity.
It should cover anything […]

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The Role of a COFA – Onerous or opportunity?

In the role of a COFA you must “take all reasonable steps” to proactively prevent breaches of the SRA regulations.
By now, you should have instigated systems and procedures to ensure that your firm is compliant with this new approach.
The following […]

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Reclaim VAT on your sports facilities

Do you let out your Sports facilities? Do you charge VAT on the hiring fee?
You may be able to get it back!
Many Charities, such as community groups, clubs and schools let their sports facilities to members of the public and […]

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Cyber risk assessment during an audit

Are you confident that your IT systems are robust enough for today’s business world?
I often read references in the press to Generation Y, being individuals born since 1980. The rough idea is that our brains (I feel something of a […]

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