Tax Tips and News for June 2017

Welcome to our blog post designed to bring you tax tips and news to keep you one step ahead of the taxman.

If you need further assistance just let us know or you can send us a question for our Question and Answer Section.

We are committed to ensuring none of our clients pay a penny more in tax than is necessary and they receive useful tax and business advice and support throughout the year.

This month…

  • IHT: main residence nil-rate band
  • Reform of landlords’ taxation?
  • CGT annual exemption: use it or lose it!
  • Brexit legislation update
  • June questions and answers
  • June key tax dates

Please contact us for advice on your own specific circumstances. We’re here to help!

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Neil takes on his longest ride so far

This weekend Davis Grant partner Neil Driver rode 111 miles as he prepared to take on three races this summer, each over 100 miles in a day! He is riding to support Prostate Cancer UK. Please give generously in support if you can.

The ride began and ended not far from Davis Grant’s offices in Hainault and Neil was determined to make his last training ride before his big challenge this summer. The conditions were hot and humid as he set out early in the morning to take on a hard course of hills.

Neil Says

Toot Hill at the end of the course was HARD! I struggled around the 40 mile mark and needed to load up on energy. A real lesson learnt for my upcoming challenges – load up at breakfast!

I am thankfully recovered and clear of my prostate cancer but many are not as lucky as I was. Thank you in advance for your generous support.

Read Neil’s full appeal and learn about the rides which include the Tour de France’s Grand Depart, Dunwich Dynamo and Prudential London 100…

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. Thank you for your support.
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Lesley Retires after Seven Years at Davis Grant

The team at Davis Grant today wishes Administrator Lesley well as she leaves the firm. She has a been a vital part of the support team for the past seven years. The team got together over a buffet lunch to swap stories, enjoy sandwiches and amazing cake!

She said…

I shall miss you all. It’s been a pleasure but I am also looking forward to seeing a bit more of the world, I’m not going to be putting my feet up! It’s been a joy, thank you very much.

Barry Chernoff, Director presented her with cards, gifts and thanks from the whole team and Partners.

 

To learn more about the team at Davis Grant visit our Meet the Team page and if you want to join us check out our Careers page…
www.davisgrant.co.uk/about/careers/

Forgot Your Portal Password?

Have you forgotten your password for our Document Portal? Don’t worry! You can easily reset it by following these instructions…

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Go to davisgrant.co.uk/portal and click on the button to go to the login page
  2. Click “Forgot your password?” (see above).
  3. Enter your email address.
  4. Check your inbox for a link to click to reset your password (see below).

Please note: for security reasons we cannot reset it for you.

If you have followed the instructions above and still cannot access please get in touch!

Inter-Firm ICAEW Karting Night

Last night two teams from Davis Grant hit the tracks to compete against other firms for the karting trophy. After stuttering start due to an organisational hiccup the 2-hour endurance race got underway.

The competition was fierce with some really serious and experienced racers on the track. Team Davis Grant took it as an opportunity to challenge and improve ourselves. We were proud of our novices for getting out there again and again even in the face of an intense track and some jarring crashes.

The faster racers had some healthy competition for their personal lap-times… Congratulations to our Partner Neil who beat the young trainee upstart Ryan by a mere 0.05 of a second to have the fastest lap! We look forward to seeing the battle recommence next year.

To learn more about the team at Davis Grant visit our Meet the Team page and if you want to join us check out our Careers page…
www.davisgrant.co.uk/about/careers/

Tax Tips and News – May 2017

Welcome to May’s Tax Tips & News, our blog post designed to bring you tax tips and news to keep you one step ahead of the taxman.

If you need further assistance just let us know or you can send us a question for our Question and Answer Section.

We are committed to ensuring none of our clients pay a penny more in tax than is necessary and they receive useful tax and business advice and support throughout the year.

May 2017 Overview

  • Automatic enrolment for pensions
  • Tax-free savings update
  • HMRC launch consultation on employee expenses
  • VAT Flat rate scheme: changes take effect
  • May questions and answers
  • May key tax dates

Please contact us for advice on your own specific circumstances.

We’re here to help!

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Davis Grant supports Daggers Golf Day 2017

Our partner Neil Driver attended the Dagenham and Redbridge Gold Day this week. We were proud to be able to sponsor a hole and support the work of the Daggers Academy to develop local footballing talent.

 

Teeing Off on Davis Grant’s Hole

Out team came in 3rd place as a team competing for the ‘Bill Edmans Trophy’ but it’s the participation that counts surely?!? In any case, consolation was found by taking 1st and 2nd prizes in the raffle!

Thank you to everyone at Victoria Road for a great day on the greens. It was inspiring to hear from the Dagger’s boss John Still and we wish the team success in the promotion playoffs. Thanks also go to David James for the comical anecdotes!

Free Office Hours Clinic at TechHub

Davis Grant specialises in helping Tech companies. Partner Steven Sandford has a particular passion for helping entrepreneurs to scale their business by securing funding and getting cash from the taxman in the form of R+D Tax Credits.

It’s no wonder Davis Grant are the first choice for startups. I recommend them at every opportunity.
Jozef WallisBooxscale
When you need a strong support structure for your startup, look nowhere else.
Frank MeehanSmartUp

We are trusted by the community and host regular clinics and workshops at TechHub. The next “Office Hours” for TechHub’s community of tech start-ups are on Thursday 4th May 2017.

Get free help and advice from our experts regarding:

  • R+D Tax Credits
  • Raising funding with SEIS and EIS schemes
  • EMI share incentive plans
  • Reporting and forecasting for investors including run/burn rate
  • KPI and Business Goal setting

Get our Specialists in Tech factsheet…
Includes a case-study of how we supported a tech entrepreneur and secured them a R+D Tax Claim of just over £80,000!

Support Neil on his Charity Cycle Rides

Neil Driver, Partner at Davis Grant is setting himself another physical challenge and fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK. We hope that you will join our entire team in supporting him by making a donation here today.

No matter how small all donations will help him to hit his target!

Neil Says…

This summer I am going to challenge myself by cycling 3 separate road bike rides, each over 100 miles in a day. Each day will be hard work, plus all the training beforehand!

I am thankfully recovered and clear of my prostate cancer but many are not as lucky as I was. Thank you in advance for your generous support.

 

Read Neil’s full appeal and learn about the rides which include the Tour de France’s Grand Depart, Dunwich Dynamo and Prudential London 100…

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Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. Thank you for your support.
Donate Now

You can find details of Neil’s previous challenges here on the blog.

Testimonial from Paul Henry Architects

Our partner Jay Gandesha was amazingly grateful to receive the below comments from Paul Henry on our work. It has been a pleasure to support this multi-award winning Architect who has been featured on the BBC and Central Midlands ITV as well as in various publications.

Jay has added significant value to our business in just one year of working together.  His acumen, insight and foresight as well as practical, constructive guidance has been an invaluable asset. Read more

Paul’s testimonial in full…

It is a privilege to be able to write this testimonial for Jay Gandesha of Davis Grant Ltd and staff.

I first met Jay having newly moved offices to Wanstead and found out that there was a networking group called: the Wanstead Business Network holding meetings locally, which I sort out and attended.

It was during one of Jay’s thoroughly engaging “One Minute Presentations” (passing on relevant and pertinent information regarding accounting principles, world financial matters and business nuggets in general to the attendees) that he first caught my attention.

Upon invitation, Jay visited my office and in just one meeting we realised we needed his experience and expertise and signed up for their “On Track” service, which meant we had Jay attending our quarterly director’s strategic meetings.

After just a few sessions, it became increasingly apparent that our current Accountants were not supplying a service commensurate for our business needs or growth and we needed to make a change: this led to the eventual full engagement of Davis Grant to manage all our Accounting affairs.

Jay has added significant value to our business in just one year of working together.  His acumen, insight and foresight as well as practical, constructive guidance has been an invaluable asset.

This testimonial does not just relate to Jay, but having also met the wider team of Davis Grant can testify the same ethos of excellence and knowledge runs throughout the entire organisation.

We are looking forward to a very long, very successful and mutually beneficial relationship with Davis Grant.

Paul Henry
Managing Director, Paul Henry Architects

Don’t just take Paul’s word for it… read more on our What Our Clients Say page or get in touch to learn how we can help you!