1. Charities and Litigation: a Guide for Trustees (CC38)

    The charity commission has recently published guidance for charity trustees who need to take or defend legal proceedings. The document clarifies specific issues that trustees need to consider when faced with litigation and will help […]

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  2. New ‘People with Significant Control’ (PSC) Register Requirements Take Effect

    • 23 Jun 2016
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    From 6 April 2016, all unlisted UK companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are required to maintain a register of the people who have significant control over them. This new register of ‘people with significant control’ […]

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  3. Exam success keeps coming at Gibbons

    • 20 Apr 2016
    • By David O’Donnell

    It seems like we are never done with passing exams at Gibbons! Our latest batch of success comes with big congratulations to Amy McGraffin in our Workington office in passing her final AAT exam and gaining her […]

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  4. Jemma Kirkbride – the best in the North!

    • 05 Apr 2016
    • By David O’Donnell

    In October we told you that our Jemma Kirkbride had passed two exams and in doing so completed the Professional level of the ACA qualification. Well now we are proud to announce that Jemma’s hard […]

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  5. Proposals to Reform Probate Fees

    The Government has recently announced a consultation, proposing an increase in fees payable for an application for a grant of probate, which they expect to raise an additional £250 million a year to contribute towards […]

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  6. Latest Exam Success at Gibbons

    • 01 Feb 2016
    • By David O’Donnell

    Congratulations to Hollie Stanger and Richard Condron on passing their latest exams! Hollie completed the Professional level of the ACA qualification and now joins Jemma Kirkbride at the Advanced level, while Richard continued his progress […]

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  7. VAT on Long Stay Guests

    • 11 Dec 2015
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    Following this weekends awful flooding throughout the county, those in the tourism industry may find that a number of guests are staying for longer than one month (28 days) whilst their homes are recovering from […]

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  8. Residential letting – Reduced relief for interest – Credit Steven Kirkbride

    • 27 Nov 2015
    • By David O’Donnell

    Philip Holdsworth touched on the change in the relief for finance costs in his blog on 12 August 2015, here we look at the new rules in a bit more detail. The restriction of financing costs […]

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  9. The Government’s Annual Investment Allowance Vanishing Trick

    • 02 Nov 2015
    • By David Harper

    In his 2015 Summer Budget George Osbourne announced that from 1 January 2016 the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA – the amount of annual expenditure on qualifying plant and machinery for which a tax deduction can […]

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  10. Staff Charity Snack Box hits £2,000!

    • 06 Oct 2015
    • By David O’Donnell

    In the quarter to September 2015 the staff at our Workington office raised nearly £200 for Hospice at Home West Cumbria taking donations from the Charity Snack box alone to over £2,000 since July 2013. […]

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