Businesses in the South discover the winning formula for success from top British retailer

More than 100 of the South’s business leaders got the opportunity last week to hear the secrets of staying ahead in today’s competitive marketplace from the nation’s favourite supermarket, Waitrose, at a Business Leaders Lecture in Winchester hosted by one of the South’s leading accountancy firms, Rothmans. The lecture, ‘Winning in a changing and increasingly competitive marketplace’, was given by Waitrose’s Commercial Director, Sam Dickson, whose innovative strategy has seen the supermarket’s o...

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Businesses in the South to get exclusive insight into British success story

Waitrose was recently voted the nation’s favourite supermarket and businesses will get a rare opportunity to find out the secrets of its success at a Business Leaders Lecture at Guildhall, Winchester on 18th June. The annual Lecture, aimed at supporting regional businesses, is hosted by Rothmans Accountants, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year as one of the South’s largest accountancy practices. Guest speaker will be Waitrose Commercial Director, Sam Dickson, whose presentation is titled ‘Winning in a changing...

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Budget Update; Rothmans gives regional businesses the inside edge

As you are aware, the Conservatives have been returned to Government with a majority and as expected have announced a second Budget which is to take place on 8 July. Rothmans will be issuing a second report picking up on the relevant points for your business but whilst we await the detail of their proposed measures, we are providing below a refresher from the March Budget. If you have not already done so, you may care to visit Rothmans website ( and sign up for the Firms’ eNews to receive topical and relevant informati...

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Changes to the construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

The government has announced that it will implement a package of improvements to the CIS. The stated aim of the changes is to reduce the administrative and related cost burden on construction businesses. The measures should result in more subcontracting businesses being able to achieve and maintain gross payment status so improving their cashflow. These changes are to be implemented in stages. From 6 April 2015 the following amendments will be made to the system: • The requirement for a contractor to make a return to HMRC even if the c...

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Hampshire Chamber of Commerce – Audit Appointment

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce has appointed Rothmans to be its Auditors. Hampshire Chamber of Commerce is owned and led by its membership comprising of local business organisations of all sectors and sizes. They hold over 100 events every year including their annual conference, which strive to give all members the opportunity to learn, meet new contacts and promote their business through networking or promotional opportunities. They also provide Training services, International Trade services, a host of membership benefits and member offers...

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P11D Filing and common errors

Forms P11D, and where appropriate P9D, which report details of expenses and benefits provided to employees and directors for the year ended 5 April 2015, are due for submission to HMRC by 6 July 2015. Any Class 1A National Insurance liability arising for the employer on those expenses/benefits must be paid to HMRC by 19 July 2015 (22 July 2015 where payment is made electronically). Typical reportable benefits include the following although this is not a complete list: • Company Cars • Cheap or Interest Free Loans • Season T...

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