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Rothmans Accountants make Comic Relief count

Rothmans Accountants make Comic Relief count

Everyone always hops to it at Rothmans for Comic Relief and tax specialist, Kevin Brinkman, at our Eastleigh office was one busy bunny on Red Nose Day. In what started off as a dare, Kevin rashly declared that he would dress up in a onesie (plus rabbit ears) for the day if our team at the Eastleigh office reached his target bid of £50. In the event, we raised more than £240 to see our giant rabbit burrowing away at his work throughout the day, even attending client meetings, as shown in these pictures – where he is...

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Concerns regarding the new PAYE regime

A recent caller into Rothmans Salisbury Chartered Accountants asked "I’m worried that I’m going to get charged lots of penalties if I don’t operate this new PAYE regime correctly. What can I do to prepare?" Our advice is that there are a number of things you can do to get ready for Real Time Information (RTI): - Check your employees’ data is correct and complete. - Check the payroll software you are using is the latest version i.e....

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Robin Lloyd promoted to Partner

Rothmans, one of the largest accountancy practices in the South of England, has promoted Robin Lloyd to a Partner at the firm’s Chandlers Ford office. Robin Lloyd, who lives in Southsea with his young family, has more than 23 years’ practice experience. Robin joined the Chandlers Ford office as a Director in 2012 having previously been with a top-six accountancy practice for over six years, he originally started his career with a large independent Hampshire firm.

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Business Cycle Wall Planner 2013

Business Cycle Wall Planner 2013

The EFA have produced a useful timetable for Academies, which sets out important, useful information to help institutions plan ahead. Revised versions of the wall planners and timeline will also be published at the beginning each term as appropriate. Business Cycle Wall Planner 2013

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School Data Dashboard

School Data Dashboard

This month Ofsted launched its new online tool designed to support governors to hold their schools to account. The School Data Dashboard aims to provide a simple, publicly available overview on a single page of how effectively a school is compared to other schools. The dashboards are driven by the same data as RAISEonline. The arguments for and against league tables are well documented and just as relevant here. It is important schools and Governors are aware of the contents of the dashboards as they are publically available. It is also clear t...

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Small Charitable Donations

Small Charitable Donations

The Small Charitable donations Bill received royal assent on 19 December 2012 and became the Small Charitable Donations Act 2012. The Act implements a scheme which allows schools 
to claim Gift Aid style top-up payments on small cash donations without needing a Gift Aid declaration from the donor. The Act will come into force on 6 April 2013. This new online system will replace the current R68(i) Gift Aid and tax repayments claim form. Guidance on the new options for schools is available on HMRC's website at HM Revenue & Customs: Char...

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