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Rothmans Budget Seminar attracts large audience

Rothmans yesterday held its annual Budget Seminar at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Tim Good, a renowned speaker on tax issues, entertained an audience of more than 100 with an informative and detailed summary of the recent Budget. Covering a wide range of topics relating to tax issues for both business and the individual, Tim highlighted options for effective tax planning and considered what further changes might arise after the general election later this year. The presentation was followed by drinks and networking for the audience of...

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Rothmans' 2010 Budget Report

Alistair Darling warned us that there would be no ‘giveaways’ in this Budget – possibly the last Budget in Labour’s 13 years history of government. But exactly what will be the implications for you and your organisation from the Chancellor’s measures announced yesterday? The Chancellor’s speech mentioned the word ‘tax’ 64 times and Mr Darling said that 60% of his proposed tax rises will be paid for by the wealthiest 2% of the population. To find out exactly how this Budget could impact on your...

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Non Domestic Business Rates: Commercial Property

RATING REVALUATION – THE KEY POINTS The current revaluation of commercial property came into effect on 1st April 2005 and the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is now working to produce new assessments that will come into effect on 1st April 2010. The new assessments are, broadly speaking, the VOA’s estimates of each property’s annual rental value as at 1st April 2008 – the Antecedent Valuation Date. 2005 RATING REVALUATION – IT’S NOT TOO LATE The deadline for appealing against your 2005 Rateable...

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Credit Management

Good credit management is always crucial to the profitability of your business, but during an economic downturn it can become a matter of life or death. With traditional sources of credit tightening, businesses are currently forced to manage their cash as effectively as possible. But if customers delay or default on payments the flow of cash becomes tighter and the very survival of the business is threatened. Currently three fifths of UK businesses are experiencing cash-flow problems due to late payments and defaults. How effective is y...

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Chartered Tax Advisers

One of the features of our work with clients has always been the strength of our tax team. Many of our partners and senior staff are tax specialists who can bring a wide range of tax expertise to bear in supporting our clients. In recognition of this we have recently established a link up with the Chartered Institute of Tax. From this point on we are one of the few leading firms of Chartered Accountants who are also entitled to call themselves Chartered Tax Advisers. This initiative is part of our com...

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Going Green

An increasing number of businesses are introducing measures to reduce their impact on the environment. They are driven in part by pressure from customers, shareholders, employees, and local communities concerned about the state of the planet we are passing onto the next generation, and in part by the need to comply with a raft of environmental legislation. But there are also sound business reasons for adopting green measures. Businesses can benefit from significant cost savings, greater efficiency, and possible reduced insurance premiums by int...

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