• Progressive Web App

    Posted in:

    The Benefits of Using Progressive Web Apps

    Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) are local apps which behave in the same way as traditional Native Apps. They can be added to home screens, send push notifications and even work offline. With several advantages over mobile browsers and Native Apps, PWAs are the next step forward in the mobile experience and many leading names […]

    Read more

  • flag-3370970_640

    Posted in:

    Brexit – the view from Ireland

    Brexit – the view from Ireland Introduction You are presumably aware that Mercia operates in Ireland, with separate operating companies in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In both jurisdictions, there is apprehension about the impact Brexit may have, and much has been written about hard and soft borders to date by many […]

    Read more

  • Brexit uncertainties

    Posted in:

    Brexit uncertainties and contingency planning

    Introduction Everyone knows that the UK is set to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. What we don’t yet know is the terms on which we shall do so. Will this be a hard Brexit, a soft Brexit or something in between? How will it affect cross border transactions, taxes, duties, grants and regulations? […]

    Read more

  • Accounts monitoring

    Posted in:

    Accounts monitoring review

    The Charity Commission for England and Wales (CCEW) have recently published three accounts monitoring reviews: Telling your story well: Public benefit reporting by charities; Do small charity annual reports and accounts meet the reader’s needs? and Do charity annual reports and accounts meet the reader’s needs? As a reminder, all charities with income over £25,000 […]

    Read more

  • tyler-franta-603090-unsplash

    Posted in:

    Do you understand your audience?

    An effective marketing plan begins with understanding your audience. Looking closely at the facts and figures, this infographic will give you an insight into the devices and platforms that are being used by your clients and prospects. Identifying and understanding your clients and their industries will benefit your company in numerous ways. This will also […]

    Read more

  • Untitled design

    Posted in:

    Some relief for FHLs

    For several years now the lack of availability of Business Property Relief (‘BPR’) for furnished holiday lets (‘FHLs’) has been well known and established through cases such as Pawson, Green and Ross. The courts in these cases ruled that the holiday lets were too much of a passive investment to qualify as a business, even […]

    Read more

  • Untitled design (1)

    Posted in:

    Corporation tax loss reform

    From 1 April 2017, the tax treatment of certain types of carried forward losses were reformed for corporation tax purposes. Previously, trading losses could only be set against later profits of the same trade and non-trading deficits on loan relationships could only be set against non-trading profits. Carried-forward amounts could not be surrendered as group […]

    Read more

  • What is a digital link for MTD anyway?

    Posted in:

    What is a digital link for MTD anyway?

    Should we be wary or embrace the fact that HMRC decided to publish more information on Making Tax Digital on Friday 13th, a date on the superstition spectrum which ranges from being unlucky for some to full on paraskevidekatriaphobia (yes – it is a real word)? Unfortunately the announcements on Friday do not indicate any […]

    Read more

  • Charities

    Posted in:

    Do the public trust Charities?

    The Charity Commission for England and Wales has recently published some new research into how much the public trust charities. Given the current climate in the sector, the results are perhaps not that surprising. The research found that public confidence in charities is currently 5.5 out of 10.  This compares to 5.7 out of 10 […]

    Read more

  • Finance Bill

    Posted in:

    Finance Bill Friday…40 clauses plus 16 schedules…

    For many Friday afternoon these days appears to be associated with winding down and easing into the weekend unless of course you are involved in tax!  This time of the week is increasingly being used by HM Treasury for key announcements. On Friday 18 May, the consultation known as ‘Off- payroll working in the private […]

    Read more

  • Untitled design

    Posted in:

    Trust in audit – Kingman, Tyrie and Wate

    The Kingman review of the FRC, which is to have a detailed look at whether the regulator can achieve its aims (and indeed what these aims should be) with its current structure and powers, has launched a call for evidence, open until 6 August 2018. The call for evidence launches quickly into the concerns raised […]

    Read more