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expert q & a: business bank accounts

Questions and Answers on Key Financial Topics for Business

expert q & a: 50% shareholding - issues to consider

Questions and Answers on Key financial Topics for Business

free workshop 24 June business start up and structure advice

Starting up a new business can seem like a minefield. With our extensive experience we will guide you through the various structures including the essential aspects of the start up process and explore tax and planning opportunities for both new and existing businesses.

employers - do nothing about pensions!

employers - do nothing about pensions!
The national media has recently begun to wake up to the fact that it is only a year or so until the new pension laws come into place. In simple terms, these rules will mean that every employer will have to pay contributions into a pension scheme for nearly every employee in the UK. However, little attention has been given to the fact that most employers will have to do absolutely nothing until the spring of 2014. Only the very largest employers will have to act next year.

Free App for Mumpreneurs

We recently joined the Mumpreneurs Networking Club (MNC) to celebrate the launch of the organisations fantastic new app. The event in Brighton marked a great achievement for the founders who have now received 5,000 visits through their club doors. More than 70 members attended the launch and we all enjoyed a ride on the Brighton Wheel.

Spofforths is Most Loved Accountancy Firm in the South East

I am delighted to announce that Spofforths has been named the most loved accountancy firm in the South East and 3rd in the UK, following success in a national competition. We entered the 14 Days of Love Campaign, organised by the Best Of – an online guide to all of the best businesses in your area.

Spofforths Sponsor Business of the Year at the Selsey Business Awards

The aim of the awards is to recognise excellence in Selsey’s vibrant business community and is open to all businesses in the Selsey and Sidlesham area. Spofforths have decided to sponsor the ‘Business of the Year Category’ as we have experience working with entrepreneurs and SMEs, helping to balance their private and business priorities, at the same time as supporting their business growth; which is why it is a great awards to sponsor.

Top Tips for Growing Your Business

We are hosting a FREE interactive workshop designed to provide you with quality time to think and learn about how to grow your business. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 26 February 2014 at our offices in Horsham.

Spofforths to Sponsor Innovation Category at Chichester Business Awards 2014

Spofforths are proud to be sponsoring the annual Chichester Business Awards, which celebrates the very best of business in the area, and gives recognition to the most deserving of businesses through a variety of categories.

Chichester Observer Business Awards Winners Announced

Spofforths are proud to have been one of the sponsors at the Chichester Observer Business Awards, which took place on Friday night at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel in Arundel. The very best in business from the Chichester, Bognor Regis, Midhurst, Petworth and Littlehampton regions gathered to gain recognition for all they have contributed.

Spofforths Partner selected as mentor for Cherie Blair Foundation

We are delighted to announce that Spofforths Brighton Partner Alison Jones has been selected as a mentor for Cherie Blair’s women in business mentoring programme.

FREE Interactive Workshop - Cloud based accounting software

We are holding a FREE interactive workshop in our Worthing office on Tuesday 15 July 2014 demonstrating the Xero software.

Spofforths Host Online Accounting Symposium

On Thursday 10 July, Spofforths Partner Ian Burrows and colleagues Rob Beasley and Steve Murphy hosted a symposium for professionals who work closely with business owners.

Coast to Capital Hosts Clinics in Brighton, Chichester & Crawley

The Local Enterprise Partnership; Coast to Capital is hosting clinics in Brighton, Crawley and Arun & Chichester to inform businesses about Coast to Capital’s Business Growth grants and offer assistance to firms with their applications.

Adrian Pearce talks about rural business in etc magazine

Adrian Pearce, Partner and Head of the Farm and Landed Estate Team based in our Chichester office has been interviewed by etc magazine in the October 2014 edition.

Spofforths Successful Online Accounting Event

Spofforths co-hosted a successful online accounting seminar on Tuesday 11 November with Barclays bank, which took place at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester.

Major changes to tax relief on incorporations

The Chancellor has announced two major changes that will affect those people looking to incorporate their existing businesses.

New ability to defer gains and claim Entrepreneurs’ Relief

The Chancellor has today announced that it will be possible to claim Entrepreneurs’ Relief, when a previously deferred gain comes back into charge.

Advance Assurance Clearance for Small Company's first R&D claim

Small businesses are to be helped in obtaining R&D tax relief through a new advance assurance scheme for a company’s first claim and new guidance for R&D tax credits.

New jobs created from grants awarded by the Coast to Capital Business Growth Scheme

Earlier this month it was announced that more than 300 new jobs will be created from the grants awarded by the Coast to Capital Business Growth Grant scheme to businesses across the region, including Brighton and Hove, Croydon, Gatwick Diamond, Lewes and West Sussex throughout 2014.

Are you looking to start, run or grow your business ? Visit Microbiz 2015

Spofforths are delighted to be sponsoring Horsham Microbiz on Saturday 14 March at The Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham.

Masterclass: How to make your business an acquirer’s “must have”

As most business owners have never sold before, it’s wise to get as much professional advice and information as possible in the early stages.

Key Tax considerations when sell a business

An article written by Bryan Elkins, from Spofforths Tax Consultancy Team, features in the September newsletter of Evolution Complete Business Sales. Bryan talks about the key tax considerations when selling a business. To read the article click HERE.

HMRC launches scheme to help Research and Development claims

HM Revenue & Customs have now launched their new Research and Development Scheme (R&D) to allow companies to gain advanced assurance on any R&D claims.

Only 2 weeks until the Mumpreneurs Business Bus Tour reaches Brighton

Spofforths are delighted to be sponsoring the MNC Bus Tour which is powered by NatWest and supported by StartUp Britain.

If you are looking to accelerate your business growth this FREE seminar is for you

Spofforths are joining Evolutions CBS to host a one day growth accelerator seminar. If you’re looking to accelerate business growth it’s vital that your plans will create sustainable, quantifiable and transferable growth – qualities that are particularly relevant if you are planning for investment or sale.

Kreston Reeves extends October Finance Focus Seminars

Further seminars provided on recent business, tax and wealth developments for company directors and financial controllers

Government simplifies rules for livestock keepers

From 27 July 2016 a new simpler system is being rolled out for registering land on which livestock is kept. The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs are in the process of contacting those affected, and livestock keepers do not need to do anything until they are contacted.

Capital grants available to West Sussex businesses

The scheme launched by Coast to Capital is available to small to medium sized businesses looking to expand and create jobs in West Sussex. The Business Growth Grants have a funding allocation of £.4 million - more than double the figure awarded to 29 businesses last year. The grants range from £15,000 to £100,000.

Autumn Statement: Chill economic winds require focus on investment, trade and a creative education.

With the colder weather comes the Autumn Statement and businesses will be looking for help to allow them to weather expected storms caused by the impending Brexit.

Spofforths trading as Kreston Reeves from January 2017

Following the merger of Spofforths and Kreston Reeves in June this year, Spofforths will trade as Kreston Reeves from January 2017.