Monday, 4 March 2019

Macfarlanes announces senior lateral private client property partner appointment

Macfarlanes: Macfarlanes is pleased to announce that Ian Cooke will be joining the firm as a partner in the private client property group. Ian advises major property companies and private individuals on their English property transactions, with a particular focus on prime London residential real estate. Ian joins from Charles Russell Speechlys.

Full story: https://www.macfarlanes.com/press-releases/2019/macfarlanes-announces-senior-lateral-private-client-property-partner-appointment/

HMRC delays penalty notices due to Brexit

ICAEW: The Revenue has been forced to delay sending its £100 penalty notices from February until the end of April, due to the added resource burden caused by Brexit

Individuals who failed to submit their self-assessments by 31 January will still be fined £100 despite receiving the penalty notice months later.

Full storyhttps://economia.icaew.com/news/february-2019/hmrc-delays-penalty-notices-due-to-brexit

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The Business Magazine: Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Sarah Turgoose as a private client partner to strengthen its Southampton tax team.  Turgoose joins RSM from Deloitte, bringing over 16 years’ experience working with private clients providing wide ranging tax advice to entrepreneurs, their families, businesses and family trusts.

Full storyhttps://www.businessmag.co.uk/southampton-rsm-appoints-new-ex-deloitte-partner/

High probate fees slammed as stealth tax

Accounting Web: A committee of the House of Lords has raised serious concerns over government plans to increase probate fees by up to 2,690% from April 2019.

BDO to merge with Moore Stephens

Accountancy Age: BDO is in advanced merger discussions with business services company Moore Stephens. The new company will have a turnover of £590 million and employ 5,000 staff, in London, Reading, Birmingham and Bristol. It plans to be the leader in advising the UK’s entrepreneurial mid-sized businesses but will also challenge its larger competitors for more complex audit, tax and advisory work.

Full storyhttps://www.accountancyage.com/2018/11/26/bdo-to-merge-with-moore-stephens/

KPMG UK hits highest growth rate since 2008

ICAEW: After what could be called its annus horribilis, KPMG UK is ending the year on a high, reporting fee income up 8% from £2.17bn to £2.34bn and underlying profit up 18% to £356m.

Full storyhttps://economia.icaew.com/news/december-2018/kpmg-uk-hits-highest-growth-rate-since-2008