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Welcome to our
August Newswire...

Welcome to our August Newswire

We hope you enjoyed last month’s newswire and have pleasure in sending you the August edition.

McPhersons News


Bexhill 60s Revolution in pictures!

McPhersons was one of the proud sponsors of yet another local event recently – the 60s Revolution. Read more...

Significant lack of awareness around gifting rules for IHT

The McPhersons tax team can answer any questions you have about Inheritance tax. Arrange an appointment now! Read more....

Medb passes second level of ACCA

Congratulations to Medb Selley, Client Bureau Manager, for passing her Level 2 ACCA exams. Read more...

Caroll climbs Welsh mountain!

At 75 years young, Caroll Ransom is McPherson’s oldest team member. To keep herself fit and healthy she is part of a very active rambling group. Read more...

McPhersons August Tax E-news is ready!

Welcome to our monthly tax newswire. We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and find it useful. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any matters further. Read more...


Client Corner


Roderick James Architects up for Three Awards!

McPhersons client, Roderick James Architects, have been shortlisted for three categories at the Structural Timber Awards 2019; the Custom and Self Build Project of the Year Award, the Commercial Project of the Year and the Pioneer of the Year. Read more...

New client case study – Arthur C Towner

Our latest client case study is ready to read here.


Scam Alert


Scam Alert – How to spot a fake HMRC email

Scam emails are becoming more sophisticated. Here are some guidance notes from HMRC for what to look out for. Read more...

Scam Alert – Paypal

It’s not always an obvious scam, especially if you are viewing a scam email on your ‘phone. This one certainly appeared to come from Paypal and requested password details and personal information to ‘login’ and restore the account. Read more...


Business News


Government’s draft IR35 legislation contains important changes

After much anticipation, the Government has now published its draft legislation for the off-payroll working (IR35) rules, which will be enforced in the private sector from 6 April 2020. Read more...

Construction businesses only have weeks left to prepare for the VAT reverse charge

Businesses in the construction industry now have only a matter of weeks left to prepare for the new VAT domestic reverse charge regime. Read more...

HMRC outlines changes to Capital Gains Tax treatment on second homes

From April 2020, the date at which Capital Gains Tax (CGT) must be paid on a second home property disposal is changing. Read more...

Summer childcare costs cooldown with Tax-Free Childcare

The Government wants to remind working parents that they could be entitled to up £2,000 per child per year to help with the costs of childcare, including regulated holiday clubs during the school holidays. Read more...

Employment Allowance to be restricted from next year

At the moment businesses and charities of all sizes can benefit from Employment Allowance. However, from the start of the new tax year in April 2020, the allowance will only be available to employers with a secondary National Insurance Contributions bill in the current tax year of less than £100,000. Read more...

Principal Private Residence Relief and Lettings Relief changes due in April 2020

The start of the next tax year in April 2020 will see key changes come into effect in respect of Principal Private Residence Relief (PPR) and Lettings Relief, both of which can be used to soften the impact of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on property disposals. Read more...

New figures show that a quarter of estates paying Inheritance Tax (IHT) are investigated by HMRC

The response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed that as many as one in four estates that are liable for IHT are investigated each year. Read more...


Our Management Team


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Mark Finch
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Peter Watters
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Gemma Hood
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Louise Cavill
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Nigel Facer
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