Gareth Norris joins Saffery Champness as partner

Saffery Champness is pleased to announce the appointment of Gareth Norris as a partner in its Peterborough office. Gareth joins the firm from Grant Thornton where he was a director and responsible individual (RI) within the audit practice and a leader of the national Not-for-Profit Team. Since qualifying in 2007, Gareth has provided audit and […]

VAT Update – January 2023

In this month’s VAT Update, we update readers on key news, including: From 1 February 2023, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is implementing changes to the notification of options to tax over land and property. We illustrate with examples on how the new VAT penalties regime for late returns will work in practice. HMRC’s new […]

Matthew Burton named one of 50 Most Influential

Matthew Burton, Managing Partner at Saffery Champness, and Lisa Vizia, Director at Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries, have both been named in the 2023 eprivateclient 50 Most Influential listing, which recognises leading private client practitioners. eprivateclient described its 50 Most Influential listing as the definitive rankings of the key players in the UK and global offshore […]

Saffery Champness is recognised as a UK Top Employer 2023

The 2023 Top Employers have been announced and Saffery Champness has been recognised as a Top Employer in the UK for the 20th consecutive year. Being certified as a Top Employer showcases our firm’s dedication to a better world of work and implements this through excellent HR policies and people practices. The Top Employers Institute […]

Saffery Champness completes acquisition of Holdun Trust (Cayman) Limited

Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries (“Saffery Champness”) confirms the completion of its acquisition of Holdun Trust (Cayman) Limited (“Holdun Trust”) following the grant of regulatory approval from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. The combined business will operate as Saffery Trust (Cayman) Limited. Saffery Champness first established a Cayman offering in 2020, and the acquisition of Holdun […]

Stuart Macdougall joins Saffery Champness as partner

Saffery Champness has appointed Stuart Macdougall as a partner in its London office. Stuart joins Saffery Champness from a Big Four firm, where he has been leading audit engagements as a responsible individual (RI) for over six years. Since qualifying in 2008, Stuart has spent his career providing audit, assurance and advisory services to entrepreneurs, […]

VAT Update – December 2022

In this month’s VAT Update, we look at a recent VAT case on the supply of services of retail vouchers provided to employees as a performance related award. We highlight HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) option to tax consultation and the proposed changes; the Autumn Statement announcement regarding an online sales tax; and the new […]

Shirley McIntosh MBE joins Saffery Champness in Inverness as partner

Shirley McIntosh MBE has been appointed as a partner in Saffery Champness’ Inverness office. Shirley joins Saffery Champness from a large accountancy firm, where she was a partner and formerly Head of Tax for Scotland and Northern Ireland. She brings with her more than three decades of experience advising high-net-worth clients, landed estates, and rural […]

Not-for-Profit Webinar

This webinar for charities and not-for-profit organisations is designed to highlight the issues that our team here at Saffery Champness have identified as key areas of interest. The topics covered in this webinar include: • New Charities Act • Governance • Employment taxes • Fraud and cyber security • VAT and direct tax • ESG update

Companies House Reform 2022

As part of the government’s aims to increase corporate transparency and reduce the use of UK companies for criminal purposes, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has put forward new legislation (Part Two of the Economic and Corporate transparency Bill). This proposes measures to reform Companies House and give the Registrar of Companies […]