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Single Farm Payment / BPS

Philip Hammond confirmed some months ago that the Single Farm Payment would be with us ‘until 2020’. I am still not entirely clear what this precisely means. Presumably the 2019 reporting and payment season will hold true, but in all … Continue reading

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The Oscars debacle

We are embarrassed to be associated by profession with Price Waterhouse Coopers and their incompetent handling of what should actually be quite an easy job – handing envelopes to celebrities to open and read out a name. Were we given … Continue reading

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Payroll department

In so far as it is possible we are attempting to establish a ‘stand alone’ payroll department so as to be able to properly specialise in this area which continues to be ever more bureaucratic and demanding. Chris Dowdy, who … Continue reading

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Tax department expansion

Due largely to an increasing workload the partners are pleased to announce that Patience Jamella has been recruited to assist and support Mark Watkins and Sam Leatherland in the tax department. Patience is Rhodesian by birth and has worked in this … Continue reading

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Blakesley 2016

Blakesley show was held last weekend for the second time at it’s new venue on the Blakesley / Maidford crossroads. The weather was fine, without being too hot and so large numbers of the general public duly attended (at much … Continue reading

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Brexit

After the tumultuous events of the past 2 weeks a little political certainty is now appearing returning to the ranks of the Tories, with the Labour Party still to decide their future direction. The fact remains that there is little the farming … Continue reading

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A FAMOUS VICTORY!

Last week we learned that Venue Retail Limited, represented by John Harris, had defeated HMRC in the First Tier Tribunal. The case concerned the withdrawal of the EIS relief claimed by investors in the company that was formed to operate the … Continue reading

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Cherie Howard

The partners are pleased to report that Cherie Howard has recently joined the firm and is currently based in the Agricultural department. Cherie who is 23, is studying for her final AAT exams.

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Budget 2016

HMT_Budget_2016_Web_Accessible The full text of the budget is attached. Please remember that until this Finance Bill is enacted later in the summer the provisions contained within it are draft. Should you wish for specific guidance please contact the Office.

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Christmas holiday 2015

The office will be shut from 12.30pm on Christmas Eve, reopening on Tuesday 29th at 9.00am. Then we shut on Friday 1st January and open again on Monday 4th January, 2016. Happy Christmas!  

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