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2014-15 Year end tax strategies guide

Rothmans can advise on sensible strategies to keep your tax liabilities to a minimum, leaving you with more money for yourself and your family, and more to invest in your business. Download the attachment and see what ideas are applicable to you.

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2015 is a year of expansion for leading Hampshire firm of accountants with landmark new Southampton office

Rothmans Chartered Accountants have opened a new flagship office at Chilworth Point in Southampton. The move brings together the firm’s branches at Oxford Street, Southampton, and Romsey Road, Eastleigh, and also marks an expansion of the Rothmans team serving clients in the area. Habib Brora, Partner at the new office, says, “These are exciting times for Rothmans. As a business, we understand the need to continually adapt in order to keep up with the pace of the modern financial world. “Rothmans’ new larger...

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Taxing festive prize quiz

Rothmans Winchester ran a prize quiz for visitors to their stand at the city’s recent Christmas Lights Switch On event, asking them to guess how many people they thought had submitted their tax return online on Christmas Eve in 2013. Answers to the quiz ranged from 0 to 2.5 million – but, in fact, the correct answer was 17,000. The prize for the nearest correct guess was a Lego Advent Calendar and many thanks to all those who took part. With the festive season nearly upon us and the 31 January deadline looming, it is important...

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2014 Autumn Statement

The Chancellor George Osborne delivered his final Autumn Statement of this Parliament amid ongoing economic uncertainty. The key indicators paint an unclear picture. The UK economy is now expected to grow faster in 2014 than any other developed economy including the Eurozone. But the pace of GDP growth slowed between the second and the third quarters of this year, from 0.9% to 0.7%. Inflation crept up slightly to 1.3% in October 2014 but this was from a 5-year low of 1.2% in September. Employment continues to rise and unemployment continues...

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Double celebration

Two of our colleagues celebrated 25 years of working for Rothmans this year. Gill Thomas and Julie Gray have worked at our Segensworth office ever since they joined the firm in 1989 within just a few months of each other. “To have had one person achieve this milestone is very special, but two is quite extraordinary,” says Martin Osborne, Senior Partner. “What is also extraordinary is that during their entire time at Rothmans, they have worked alongside me – showing great staying power!” The staff of...

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Changes to intestacy rules

With effect from 1 October 2014 the rules governing intestacy – how an estate is distributed when a person who has died has not made a will – have changed. Firstly, if the person who has passed away has a surviving spouse/civil partner and children (or remoter issue), the surviving spouse or civil partner will receive the first £250,000 of the estate plus half of any remaining assets. The other half of the remaining assets will be shared equally among any children, which is a significant change as before 1 October 2014 the c...

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