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McPhersons News


It’s girl quiz power at McPhersons

On McPherson’s first ever quiz night, Ainsley’s Angels triumphed with not only beating the boys but also winning £56 on the rollover bonus question, How many languages in the world? Their guess of 4501 was the closest to the actual answer of 7099! Read more...

Blown in for the festive drinks

McPhersons contacts had to fight against the wind and rain to get to the De La Warr Pavilion recently. Read more...

Is it time to reform our tax system?

With Brexit, challenging economic times and growing inequality, is it time to give our tax system a complete overhaul? Read more...

January Tax E-News

Our latest tax e-news is ready to read here!

HMRC phone scam. ‘Lawsuit filed against you’

We have received several reports from clients that calls have been received from HMRC saying ‘a lawsuit has been filed against you. To discuss your case press 1’. Pressing the said number will take you through to an actual person who will encourage you to pay up now or face further penalties. This is a scam. Read more...

McPhersons announce Christmas jumper of the year

The turnout was impressive with no less than 14 stunning Christmas jumpers in the McPhersons office. But which one offered the most festive cheer on the day? It was a tough decision but the winner for 2017 had to be Medb Selley with her fantastic bauble jumper. Congratulations! Read more...

Ryan Darvill passes ATT!

Congratulations to Ryan Darvill who passed his exams and is now a fully qualified ATT member. Read more...

McPhersons Xmas party snaps

Thanks to Pissaro’s in Hastings for excellent food and hospitality for our annual Xmas staff party. Read more...


Business News


Auto-enrolment to be expanded to younger workers, as minimum contributions rise

The majority of businesses across the UK are making preparations to increase their minimum workplace pension contributions, having successfully enrolled more than 8.5 million staff into schemes. Read more...

New Year, New Home – Self-employed reminded about changes to SA302

With many people looking to get on to the housing ladder in 2018, it has never been more important to have easy access to a mortgage. Read more...

Recently given your staff a gift?

Maybe you have recently given your staff members a bottle of wine or a voucher to help celebrate the New Year or as a thank you for their services in 2018, but did you know this could be classed as a trivial benefit in kind. Read more...

Don’t PIN your hopes on paying your tax by credit card

If you have in the past paid your tax bill using a credit card, you will need to use a different method this year. Read more...

Points mean penalties in HM Revenue & Customs late filing reforms

A shake-up of penalties for late submissions and payments under the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme is to see a points-based system introduced, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed. Read more...

Revenue aims for 100 serious and complex tax crime prosecutions by 2022

With tax avoidance and evasion continuing to be high on the political agenda, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced its intention to achieve 100 serious and complex tax crime prosecutions by the end of the current Parliament in 2022. Read more...


All About McPhersons


Ainsley Gill
Tel: 01424 422038 or
01424 730000
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Mark Finch
Tel: 01424 422038, 01424 730000 or
0207 587 1122
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Peter Watters
Tel: 01424 422038 or
01424 730000
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Lee Bowden
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01424 730000
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McPhersons - Chartered Accountants in Bexhill, Hastings and London

23 St Leonards Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40 1HH T: 01424 730000 - Map
The Creative Media Centre, 45 Robertson Street, Hastings, TN34 1HL T: 01424 422038 - Map
Email: info@mcphersons.co.uk
Registration No: 07127320 (England & Wales)