VAT and holding a conference or exhibition in the UK

With the world recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of in-person conferences taking place in the UK has almost returned to pre-pandemic levels, with a significant volume of delegates visiting from overseas. Growing optimism in the sector has also resulted in an increase of capital investments by conference venues in their […]

Rebranding and professional practices

In the episode Jamie Lane speaks to Richard Crook on the topic of rebranding. With an ever growing importance on a strong brand in a competitive marketplace, we discuss what professional practices should be aware of when undertaking such a large and important project. Some of the question we look at include: What is a […]

Tax and paying a live-in nanny for childcare

We often receive questions from clients about which benefits can be provided to nannies over and above normal salary, to recognise their contribution but without incurring disproportionate administrative and cost burdens as a result. In this article, we explore some of the common questions. I’ve employed a live-in nanny for the last two years and […]

Saffery in High Wycombe makes raft of new appointments

Saffery, the accounting and advisory firm, has made eight new hires as part of its growth strategy in the Thames Valley. It is delighted to welcome Nakul Bhandari as an Audit Senior in its High Wycombe audit team, led by Luke Hanratty. A member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Nakul has ten years […]

VAT and tax issues for charities and not-for-profits seminar

We are delighted to invite you to our VAT and tax issues for charities and not-for-profits in-person seminar on Tuesday 17 October, at which our specialists will look at the VAT and tax aspects affecting charitable organisations, focussing on the practical tax implications. Cara Turtington and Sean McGinness will introduce the seminar and then we […]

Saffery celebrates 25 years of service of High Wycombe team member

Saffery is celebrating 25 years of service by Office Manager and PA, Toni Bartlett. Toni joined the firm in 1998, when it employed 14 people in its High Wycombe office and Saffery had 250 employees in total. Today there are 1,000 people across nine offices in the UK and the High Wycombe team has nearly […]

Managing crypto losses

With the values of crypto assets receding from the heady heights of 2021, and with some high-profile crypto exchange failures such as FTX and Celsius, some investors will be left with realised or unrealised capital losses. In this article, we set out the tax treatment of these losses for UK resident individuals, along with some […]

M&A and valuation update for UK recruitment sector

Following our recruitment sector focused M&A publication for 2022, we have examined trends in valuations and the number of M&A deals in the first six months of 2023. As has been the case across a number of sectors, we note that there has been a decrease in the number of deals compared to the first […]

Five reasons why your business should consider an AAF 01/20 report

In the evolving world of modern business, there’s an increasing focus on compliance, transparency, governance and assurance. One report that’s increasingly gaining additional attention is the 01/20 AAF Assurance reports on internal controls of service organisations made available to third parties (AAF 01/20). In this article, we outline what an AAF 01/20 report is, why […]

Luke Hanratty interviewed for ‘Inspiring Buckinghamshire’ series

The Heart of Bucks ‘Inspiring Buckinghamshire’ series gives local people from a range of sectors a chance to share their knowledge and insights to help and inspire others. Luke Hanratty, Audit Director in Saffery’s High Wycombe office was recently invited to take part where he discusses his hopes for the future of Buckinghamshire and how […]