21st November 2021

All 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.…

7th July 2021

Turning challenges into opportunity: VOCES8 Foundation

The Show Must Go On: Supporting Artists and Creating a Worldwide Arts Community through Digital Innovation Partner: Andrew Rich Client: VOCES8 Foundation In three sentences, what…

8th January 2021

Protecting your brand the supply-side way

If you or your company has a brand you have carefully built up over the years, the last thing you want is to lose control…

30th October 2020

Life after Furlough: what we want to see from Government

As the Furlough period comes to an end, businesses in the hospitality sector will be taking a long hard look at their future. Despite a…

29th October 2020

How to manage intellectual property ahead of Brexit

So far, the protection of EU intellectual property rights has continued to apply as normal in the UK, but this will not be the case…

29th October 2020

How your business can benefit from Kickstart

How can you and your employees benefit from the Kickstart scheme The Kickstart scheme was launched by the Government to ‘help young people into work…

29th October 2020

Countdown to Brexit: Top 6 tax issues businesses should be thinking about

BREXIT is fast approaching on 31st December 2020 and although a comprehensive trade deal may be agreed prior to that date, at this point in…

28th October 2020

How to avoid a last minute panic when filing your tax return

Ahead of the paper self-assessment deadline, 31st October 2020, HW Fisher share their advice to make sure you file on time and correctly. Confused about…

26th October 2020

The Chancellor’s latest support scheme – an FAQ

The latest Government measures come just weeks after the Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan and Extension to the Job Support Scheme. With the support available in…

22nd October 2020

Chancellor’s revised measures: It’s a big ask for employers to fund a ‘redundant workforce’

Commenting on the revised measures announced by The Chancellor today, Simon Michaels, CEO of Business Solutions at accountancy firm HW Fisher said: “This is clearly…

25th September 2020

Manage your HMRC queries effectively using our Tax Investigation Service

Over the past few months, we have all faced a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic has affected our families, our businesses, our communities…

24th September 2020

The Chancellor’s Winter Support Package – initial reactions from HW Fisher

Commenting on the announcements made by The Chancellor on a winter support package today, Simon Michaels, CEO of HW Fisher Business Solutions said: “It’s a…

24th September 2020

The reform of Capital Gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) is a relative newcomer to the tax party, having been introduced to the UK in 1965, but it may be only…

23rd September 2020

New curfew for hospitality is another blow to the industry

Russell Nathan, hospitality expert at accountancy firm HW Fisher comments: “This announcement is another blow to the struggling hospitality industry, who have been patient and…

23rd September 2020

Covid-19 recovery: make the most of additional funding available

Among some of the various Covid-19 recovery schemes introduced by government to support businesses, is a new, little known, fund of £20 million from which…

15th September 2020

High Court – Business Interruption Insurance – businesses must now pay attention

Commenting on the decision made by the High Court today on the landmark Business Interruption Insurance case, Rafi Saville, forensic partner at accountancy firm HW…

24th August 2020

Reverse charge VAT on construction services

The new VAT reverse charge for construction services comes into force on 1st March 2021.  It applies to certain supplies of construction services by construction…

31st July 2020

Business Interruption Insurance – why businesses should follow the High Court case closely

The covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented financial challenges for businesses across the UK. For those in the hospitality and leisure industry, many have had…

20th July 2020

It’s time for businesses to rewrite the rulebook

If your business can’t wait until January for the retention bonus scheme, Simon Michaels, CEO of HW Fisher Business Solutions outlines what you can do…

15th July 2020

Covid-19 – Time to buy or sell?

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected corporate buy and sell activity worldwide, with the first quarter of 2020 cited as being down 25% on 2019…

15th July 2020

Post-lockdown divorce – why you need an expert

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for many people, with the monotony of working from home, the anxieties and frustrations of childcare and…

8th July 2020

The Chancellor’s Summer Statement – initial reaction from HW Fisher

VAT should be reduced for the hospitality sector for a minimum of two years – January isn’t enough time to create long term certainty Our…

30th June 2020

Managing a responsible recovery

2020 marked the beginning of what the UN called the decade of delivery, the 10 years where governments, institutions and individuals would work with intent…

25th June 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Flexible Furlough

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will enter its second phase on 1 July. From this date, it will be possible to “flexibly” furlough employees…

16th June 2020

Jason Steinberg joins HW Fisher as corporate tax partner

HW Fisher, the top 25 chartered accountancy practice, has bolstered its corporate tax division with the appointment of Jason Steinberg as partner. Originally a trainee…

3rd June 2020

Phase 2 of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS): A guide

After weeks of supporting businesses through lockdown, the Government is now assisting employers in easing their employees back into work as the restrictions are relaxed.…

26th May 2020

Covid-19: Exemption for reimbursed home office equipment

It has been confirmed by the Treasury minister that organisations reimbursing staff for equipment purchased that enables them to work from home during the pandemic…

12th May 2020

A Guide to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) [Updated]

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, announced on 19 March 2020, the Government has put arrangements in place to provide grants to cover 80% of…

7th May 2020

Helping our clients through Covid-19: Stories of how we have been supporting our clients secure government loans

Financial Support for the Retail Sector Client: Sole trader – designer Loan secured: £200,000 from HSBC through CBILS Approach: Through internal collaboration we were able…

4th May 2020

A guide to the Coronavirus ‘bounce back’ small loan scheme

Originally announced by the Chancellor on 27 April, the Bounce Back Loan Scheme  (BBLS) opened for applications on 4th May. This microloan is to help…

1st May 2020

Temporary VAT relief on PPE

HMRC has announced the temporary relief from VAT of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). With effect from 1 May 2020, supplies of PPE will qualify to…

28th April 2020

Guidance for SMEs: your key questions answered

The government has issued, and in some cases subsequently revised, measures to support SMEs during this time. Here, Simon Michaels and Jonathan Bourne answer some…

21st April 2020

Partnering with clients through Covid-19 – Stories of how we have been supporting and advising clients

Helping the Retail Industry Keep Up-to-Date and Make Well-Informed Decisions for the Future Partner: Ross Fabian Client: European distributor for a sports footwear brand Advising…

20th April 2020

A Guide to the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

20 April 2020 The Government’s Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) launched officially on 20 April 2020. Originally announced by the Chancellor on 2…

8th April 2020

How we have been supporting clients through Covid-19

Preparing to Keep a Healthcare Company Afloat in the Absence of Patients Partner: Joel Courts Client: Dental sector Advising on: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme…

28th March 2020

Covid-19 guidance webinar series – advice for businesses, the self-employed and charities

Over the past few weeks, the UK Government has announced a host of packages to support individuals and businesses through the impacts felt by the…

25th March 2020

VAT 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…

23rd March 2020

COVID-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…

23rd March 2020

COVID-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…

23rd March 2020

A 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 million) would…

12th March 2020

Budget 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…

5th March 2020

Accountancy 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…

20th February 2020

The 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…

23rd December 2019

How to avoid a last minute panic when filing your tax return

Ahead of the online self-assessment deadline, 31st January 2020, HW Fisher share their advice to make sure you file on time and correctly. Jamie Morrison,…

23rd December 2019

HW 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…

19th December 2019

Electric cars – support the environment and make significant tax savings

While tax incentives have always been on offer for companies to purchase electric, hybrid and low emission cars, recent changes announced by the Treasury have…

19th December 2019

Driving profit and purpose

Historically, there has been a divide between the individual activists drawing attention to the climate crisis and the investors who “pledge” to tackle it. As…

17th December 2019

HW 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…

17th September 2019

HW 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…

2nd September 2019

Thinking about selling your business? 5 questions you should ask your accountant

Here are our top tips if you are considering selling your business and what you can expect from the sales process. 1. Is selling the…

9th August 2019

Five tips on valuing your business

With the launch of the new series of Dragons’ Den we thought we’d tackle one of the key mistakes that so many of the entrepreneurs…

30th May 2019

HW 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…

2nd May 2019

The Use of Holograms in Licensing

For the licensor, holograms help to protect brand integrity by distinguishing between approved products and counterfeits – acting as a form of quality control. Licensees…

Darshna Choudhury HW Fisher

1st May 2019

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1st May 2019

Vivien Phung


Mitul Rajani HW Fisher

1st May 2019

Mitul Rajani


Kamal Shah HW Fisher

1st May 2019

Kamal Shah


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24th April 2019

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24th April 2019

Ross Fabian


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24th April 2019

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24th April 2019

Gilles Siow


1st April 2019

Forget the end of year tax rush, top tax-saving tips for investors in 2019/20

If you can start the new tax year off by saving you will have more flexibility to look around and ask yourself whether certain savings…

21st March 2019

HW 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…

20th March 2019

Spring 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…

19th March 2019

How to prepare your business for Brexit

How well prepared for Brexit are you? Probably not very if you’re being honest with yourself. Last month the Federation of Small Business (FSB), warned…

12th March 2019

Top tips on tax aspects of your business

In times of political and economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever for businesses to consider the scope for tax savings in order to…

21st February 2019

Thinking about selling your business?

Here are our top tips if you're considering selling your business and what you can expect from the sale process.

4th February 2019

Why 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…

30th January 2019

Insolvencies on the rise

The official insolvency figures for the fourth quarter of 2018 were released on 28th January 2019. Brian Johnson, business recovery and insolvency partner here at…

2nd January 2019

How to manage cash flow: 5 quick tips

If you’ve woken up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worrying about how you are going to pay the wages for…

29th November 2018

HMRC preferred creditor status renewal from 2020 a regressive move

Brian Johnson, business recovery and insolvency partner at HW Fisher assesses the impact of the Chancellor's announcement that HMRC will become a preferred creditor in…

31st October 2018

Autumn Budget 2018

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

26th October 2018

Autumn Budget 2018 Predictions

Ahead of the Budget next week, two of our partners here at HW Fisher, Tim Walford-Fitzgerald and Toby Ryland consider what the Budget might hold.

12th June 2018

Making Tax Digital for VAT

The first stage of the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme is being introduced in April 2019.

14th March 2018

Spring Statement 2018

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

25th January 2018

Too good to be true: the alluring threat of pension scams

Pension fraud is on the rise. So what can you do to protect yourself and others from falling victim to a scammer?

22nd January 2018

Major customer insolvency: how to lessen the impact on your business

When a large company like Carillion becomes insolvent the impact on its supply chain can be devastating, and will leave many suppliers wondering what to…

2nd January 2018

HW 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.

23rd November 2017

Budget 2017 highlights

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

14th November 2017

No respite for tax relief – where the Budget axe could fall

Chancellor Phillip Hammond takes to the Despatch Box in November to deliver his second Budget of 2017.

3rd November 2017

Interest rate rise will haunt Britain’s army of zombie firms

It’s the stuff of economic nightmares, but this week’s interest rate rise brought it a step closer to reality.

3rd November 2017

Bracing 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…

1st November 2017

Business confidence in Brexit negotiations evaporates – yet the first casualty is perception rather than profit

A clear majority of business leaders are worried – but increasingly fatalistic – about Brexit, according to our new analysis.

21st August 2017

Corporation tax: The race Britain can never win

Like it or not, Brexit is beginning and the effects are impacting businesses in the UK. But, while we are starting to see the fallout,…

15th August 2017

Accounts and tax: A small business guide to managing your finances

You’ve decided to branch out on your own. Your business plan is solid and you’ve chosen how to trade. You’ve sorted your bank account, insurance…

17th May 2017

How the new IHT rules are confusing families

These days, you don’t have to be hugely wealthy to be affected by Inheritance Tax (IHT). House prices have risen steadily over the years, meaning…

16th May 2017

Trusts and keeping wealth in the family

For the average person, the sums reported in the annual publication of the Sunday Times Rich List are beyond imagination.

11th May 2017

What small businesses want from Brexit

Now that Theresa May has triggered Article 50, the UK looks set to enter a lengthy period of debate and speculation as to what the…

27th April 2017

HW 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…

4th April 2017

Compliance calendar. The key financial regulation to prepare for now.

The City is no stranger to legislation. The financial sector is one of the most heavily regulated in the world. And it never stands still.

23rd March 2017

New ‘benefits in kind’ rules hit generous businesses the hardest

From April 6th 2017 a host of tax-free employee benefits are to be restricted.

10th March 2017

Blended families and Inheritance Tax – the issues

Thousands of UK households around the UK are now made up of blended families, often comprising children belonging to different partners, grown-up offspring, new babies,…

16th February 2017

Financial skills we should pass on to the next generation

It seems it’s never too early to start introducing children to the concept of money management, helping them develop good financial habits that will stand…

14th February 2017

Billions tied up in small business disputes

Disputes may be seen as an inevitable part of doing business, but many small firms are struggling as they don’t have the time or resources…

7th February 2017

The Apprenticeship Levy – what employers need to know

Over the last decade, huge strides have been made in reforming apprenticeships and making them fit for purpose. The government sees them as a vital…

26th January 2017

Government help for exporters post-Brexit

With international trade firmly at the centre of the UK’s exit negotiations with the EU, the old slogan “export or die” is taking on renewed…

16th January 2017

A best-practice guide for SMEs in 2017

For SMEs, this is the perfect time of the year to set some best-practice objectives that will help make 2017 prosperous and profitable.

12th January 2017

When the cheque isn’t in the post – how late payment affects UK businesses

As many small and medium-sized businesses know only too well, large companies can often take far longer than they should to pay them for goods…