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27th March 2020Support for the self-employed – an outline of the new measures

Who is eligible for the support? Despite the Chancellor’s saying that the package for the self-employed provides parity with employees, there are some very material differences. The first is the scope of eligibility. There appears to be no support at all for anyone with an income in excess of £50,000 per annum. To be eligible […]

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27th March 2020Covid-19 – Stay calm and put plans in place. A checklist for charities to consider during this period

Covid-19 will likely bring operational issues and potential financial implications for charities over the next few months. Despite these challenges, it’s vital that charities avoid reacting to current pressures too quickly. We encourage all charities to spend some time putting the right plans in place, to manage the situation in the best way possible. We’ve […]

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26th March 2020Covid-19 – Advice for Authors

We’re living through unprecedented times; it’s not going to be easy and we are all going to have to work together to get through it. Many of you will have questions on what this will mean from a financial perspective and where you go from here. There is a certain amount of help and support out there […]

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25th March 2020VAT Payments Holiday – Key Points Summarised

On 20 March 2020 the UK Government announced temporary changes to the VAT system, as part of a package of measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The main points are as follows: The deferral of most VAT payments due between 20 March and 30 June 2020; This therefore includes the VAT Return payments […]

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24th March 2020A Guide to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) [Updated]

Under the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, announced on 19 March 2020, the Government is putting arrangements in place to provide grants to cover 80% of the salary of PAYE employees (up to a capped level) who would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. Key aspects of the scheme: The scheme will be […]

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24th March 2020A Guide to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

23rd March 2020 The Government announced in the Budget on 11th March 2020 that Small and Medium sized companies (with turnover up to £45 million) would be able to access the “Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme”, from the week commencing 23 March 2020. The scheme has seen a number of updates since it was announced, […]

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23rd March 2020COVID-19 – Guidance for Business

19th March 2020 The Government has issued COVID-19 guidance for employers and small businesses. The guidance assists employers with issues facing the health and wellbeing of employees as well as informing them of certifying absences from work. Directors who have to temporarily close their business due to COVID-19 may be able to access support in […]

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23rd March 2020COVID-19 – Government Support for Business Explained

19th March 2020 The Government has issued COVID-19 guidance for employers and small businesses. The guidance assists employers with issues facing the health and wellbeing of employees as well as informing them of certifying absences from work. The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people […]

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12th March 2020Budget 2020: our commentary

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons yesterday, where he announced the government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead. The Private Client team have provided comment on some of the reforms that will impact our clients most. Entrepreneurs’ relief This change to entrepreneurs relief is as good as […]

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5th March 2020Accountancy firm HW Fisher calls for the Chancellor to “keep it simple and don’t stifle entrepreneurship”  

Ahead of the budget next week, top 25 accountancy firm HW Fisher outlines three areas of focus for the Government. HW Fisher explains why the government must provide organisations with clarity over the impending IR35 regulation, urges the Chancellor to think about the UK’s small businesses and avoid any moves that will stifle entrepreneurship. HW […]

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20th February 2020The new £20 note: what you need to know

While it looks like we are moving towards a cashless society, currency redesigns can still have a huge impact on businesses. It’s essential to be prepared and work with organisations that have proven expertise and knowledge of currency changes. With the right technology and the right training, businesses can be ready to accept the changes […]

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11th February 2020HW Fisher has partnered with Curtis Brown Creative to provide a fully funded place on their brand new screenwriting course

In a new partnership with HW Fisher, Curtis Brown Creative has announced a scholarship enabling one writer of limited financial means to join their first ever Writing An Original TV Drama Serial course, beginning in March. The course is led by celebrated screenwriter, playwright and former Birkbeck Professor Colin Teevan and will include five industry […]

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23rd December 2019HW Fisher assists in Mayfly Outdoors’ first UK acquisition

  HW Fisher have advised Colorado-based manufacturer of premium fly-fishing products, Mayfly Outdoors, on its acquisition of Airflo, a UK-based fly line manufacturer. As this was the company’s first UK deal, HW Fisher offered expertise and advice on British tax rules and performed due diligence on the acquisition, as the UK was previously unknown territory […]

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17th December 2019HW Fisher expands services for SMEs by partnering with Funding Xchange

HW Fisher, the top 25 accountancy firm, announces today its partnership with Funding Xchange, the leading small business funding marketplace. As a result of this collaboration, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) working with HW Fisher will now have quicker access to a wide range of debt funders on the Funding Xchange marketplace. The Funding […]

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21st November 2019All we want for Christmas is a tax-free party

With the festive season just around the corner, employers are looking to reward their staff following a year of hard work, whilst embracing the festivities. HW Fisher reminds businesses how they can make savings thanks to a Christmas party tax break. Simon Michaels, CEO of HW Fisher Business Solutions, explains: “Many employers reward their staff […]

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17th September 2019HW Fisher expands forensic accounting practice with new Contract Compliance division

Top chartered accountancy firm, HW Fisher, have announced the expansion of their Forensic Accounting & Royalty Audit practice with a new division, Contract Compliance. Led by Director, Milan Vranic, the Contract Compliance team works with companies to identify opportunities for financial recovery, often resulting from non-compliance by suppliers with contractual obligations, while also highlighting process […]

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11th June 2019HW Fisher expands offering with acquisition of strategic governance, risk and compliance consultancy, Compliance On Demand

11 June 2019 – Top 25 chartered accountancy firm, HW Fisher have announced today a new venture with strategic governance, risk and compliance consultancy, Compliance on Demand Limited which joins the HW Fisher family. The deal is a joint venture between HW Fisher and ex City Lawyer, Philip Olmer, who will both hold 50% of […]

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30th May 2019HW Fisher bolsters audit division with two new partners

30 May 2019, London – Top 25 chartered accountancy practice, HW Fisher, has expanded its audit division with the appointment of Darshna Choudhury and Paul Clark as partners. Darshna and Paul both joined HW Fisher as graduate trainees and will be instrumental in developing the firm’s audit and assurance services. Darshna has already built a […]

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29th March 2019A day in the life of Charlotte Grimston

Our latest employee blog brought to you by Charlotte Grimston, Audit Senior based in our London office. She gives her story on what it’s like to work at HW Fisher.

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21st March 2019HW Fisher advises The Fattal Group on entry into central London hotel market

20 March 2019, London – Top 25 chartered accountancy firm, HW Fisher, has advised The Fattal Hotel Group on accounting aspects for its acquisition of the long term lease of four former Grange Hotels in London, marking the Group’s first entry into the central London market.

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20th March 2019Spring Statement 2019

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s second Spring Statement was delivered against a backdrop of political turmoil, following the voting down of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal.

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4th February 2019Why are accountants getting their sums wrong?

When bosses at the top four audit firms were asked by Parliament last week whether they were happy with the quality of the audits they were performing, only one could bring himself to say yes.

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31st October 2018Autumn Budget 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his second Autumn Budget, exactly five months before Britain is due to leave the European Union.

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14th March 2018Spring Statement 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented his first Spring Statement, with something of a spring in his step.

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8th January 2018Making tax digital: Taxing transformations

Remember the plans for quarterly tax returns? Simon Whaley finds out what writers need to do now, in preparation.

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2nd January 2018HW Fisher & Company broker deal to save football news site Squawka

HW Fisher & Company has successfully brokered the sale of the football news site Squawka to the global media firm Catena.

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23rd November 2017Budget 2017 highlights

Philip Hammond’s second Budget as Chancellor has the unique distinction of being the second Budget to be delivered in one year.

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3rd November 2017Bracing for Brexit – Event review

In November HW Fisher & Company assembled a panel of leading thinkers from the worlds of business, politics and journalism to assess the impact Brexit has had – and will have – on British business.

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27th April 2017HW Fisher creates six new partners as growth strategy expands both team and expertise

HW Fisher & Company has promoted five existing staff to partner and appointed Ross Fabian as an audit partner within their corporate team as part of an ambitious growth strategy.

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27th May 2016Client interview… Nick Ferrari

Radio presenter and journalist Nick Ferrari talks about his successful career in the media, from door-stopping Princess Di to hobnobbing with the stars.

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27th May 2016Fisher Performance Improvement: Our new expert consultancy service for SMEs

Fisher Performance Improvement is a service designed to help small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners boost their performance and profitability without the usual financial burden.

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26th May 2016Building up a nest egg

Growing old is never a question of choice. But we can choose how to secure our financial future and the quality of life during retirement.

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26th May 2016With Westminster viewing everything through a Brexit lens, has it lost sight of the economy?

It says a lot about the state of British politics that when a senior cabinet minister resigned in March over the Government’s welfare reforms, his real motive was immediately judged to be something else entirely – Europe.

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26th May 2016Could Brexit turn Britain into a corporate tax haven?

Might a non-EU UK end up aping the tax havens that sparked so much criticism following the release of the Panama Papers?

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18th April 2016Crime debuts celebrated in New Blood event

2016’s outstanding debut crime authors were celebrated in a new event designed to showcase new talent in the genre.

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7th November 2012Charity fixed assets

Most charities have them. They are a vital part of what they do. Yet many charities overlook them.

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