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    WINTER 2018

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Client Profile - Anderson's Quality Butchers
Corporate Finance Landscape
Tax in 2017/18
Auto Enrolment Update

Office Gossip

The Golden Girls
Four lovely ladies clock up 100 years at Springfords.
New Year - New Challenge
Run 95 miles in 35 hours? Go Jennifer!
New Year - New Post
Emma accounts for new job in our Audit Group.
Fundraising Fun
Review of Springfords charity activities over the past year.

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Companies House
HM Revenue & Customs
Scotsman Newspaper

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Client Profile - Anderson's Quality Butchers

Based in North Berwick, Anderson's Quality Butchers are just that - an established family business selling quality, locally sourced meat, poultry and game products.

Recipients of many awards for their produce, including honours for their steak pies, game pies and haggis, they recently won a Gold Award at The 2018 Scottish Craft Butcher Awards.

Manager Ryan Anderson and his team work hard to offer their customers something a little bit special, and are always looking for ways to create new flavours and products.

More on Anderson's >>

Corporate Finance Landscape

Graham Cunning, Head of Corporate Finance in Scotland, takes a look at the Corporate Finance landscape.

Graham examines the reasons behind a big upturn in the number of company sales in 2017 and considers whether this will continue in 2018.

He also notes a significant increase in companies investing in strategic planning advice and support in 2017. Reasons for this could include improving trading performance, preparing a business for sale or investment, or simply stepping up to the next level.

Read his article for more details and news of a forthcoming seminar on preparing your business for future sale or investment.

More on Corporate Finance >>

Tax in 2017/18

Need to remember those important tax deadlines in 2018?

Download our free tax calendar.

Perhaps the Autumn Budget didn't contain a lot of surprises, but there are still a few tax changes coming along this year that you should be planning for now:-

  • Dividend Allowance reduction
  • New income tax interest relief rules
  • New property and trading allowances
  • Scottish income tax rates and bands

More on Tax in 2017/18 >>

Auto Enrolment Update

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) are now carrying out spot checks to make sure employers are meeting their auto enrolment obligations.

Under the Pensions Act 2008, employers are obligated to put staff into a workplace pension and contribute to it.

The spot checks will help TPR identify best practices that others can learn from. It will also allow them to check that employers are following the correct procedures - and make sure ongoing compliance is being maintained.

Our article provides more details and, in particular, outlines the correct approach to opting out.

More on Auto Enrolment >>

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