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News - 1 September 2012

September 2012 newsletter

Welcome to the September 2012 ABDS newsletter designed to keep you informed of the latest tax and business issues. We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter and remember, we are here to help you so please contact us if you need further information on any Financial topics such as tax  planning, returns or compliance, bookkeeping, payroll, retirement planning, business consultancy on purchase, sale or start up, and not to forget management accounts.

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In this edition we will be looking at:

  • Lord Moynihan urges Government to “step up to the mark.”
  • Positive news for Construction Industry
  • Ten ways to maximise your Tax Breaks
  • Man jailed for £673,000 VAT fraud.
  • Judicial review finds in favour of school
  • HMRC Wins Against Three Tax Avoidance Schemes
  • A-level A*-C grades are down
  • and Renting: A lifestyle choice?

As part of our regular features we introduce you to one of our team members, this month it is our Tax Manager Manager, Stuart Coleman

And we will conclude, as usual, with an accountancy joke supplied by our resident comedian David Nelson.

Lord Moynihan urges Government to “Step up to the mark.”

At a news conference, the Head of the British Olympic Association Lord Moynihan called for an urgent overhaul of school sport policy, saying private school dominance of sports was "wholly unacceptable"…….
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Positive news for Construction Industry

The UK construction sector unexpectedly returned to slight growth in July, according to a closely-watched report……….
To continue

Ten ways to maximise your Tax Breaks

In response to the many questions that are sent in, we asked two of our resident Tax guru’s – Stuart and TK - for their Top Ten Tips….
To continue

Man jailed for £673,000 VAT fraud.

A man was arrested after HMRC investigations revealed fraudulent VAT repayment claims relating to his property company……
To continue

Judicial review finds in favour of school

Campaigners have failed in their High Court bid to stop a primary school in north London from being converted into an academy…..
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HMRC Wins Against Three Tax Avoidance Schemes

HMRC has won three key court decisions against tax avoidance schemes during July. These schemes - if unchallenged - would have diverted £200 million from the UK Exchequer……
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A-level A*-C grades are down

About 335,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been receiving their results - with many finding out whether they have made the grade for university…….
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Renting: A lifestyle choice?

Home Ownership and Investment Opportunities
Are the roots of the issue found in long-term housing strategy, or is it all to do with the state of the UK economy?
To continue

Articles from the ABDS August Newsletter 

The spotlight this month falls on Stuart Coleman

SP Coleman BA (Hons) FCCA
Tax Manager

Following a degree in Accountancy from Southampton Solent University, Stuart subsequently qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant after joining ABDS in August 1999.

Stuart has substantial practical experience with the firm’s clients and as manager of the Tax Team supervises

• The undertaking of routine tax compliance
• Client liaison
• specialised tax planning
• IHT (inheritance tax planning)
• Tax enquiry work
• business sale & business valuation
• Specialist projects such as business valuations, shareholder and partnership agreements, dispute resolution, statutory, contract and CIS regulation work.

Stuart is also very experienced in bookkeeping, accounts production and auditing, and so is well placed to provide clients with general advice on business issues.

Stuart has lived in Southampton all of his life. He is an avid reader and film fan and owns far too many DVD’s. He enjoys watching sport, particularly football, but as an Everton fan the term “enjoys” might not necessarily be an accurate description.

He is known as the company's “plain English” accountant for his practical, clear and concise way he can explain even extremely complex matters.
You will find that he is approachable, friendly and a good listener.

Contact Stuart to arrange a no obligation initial consultation, and see how ABDS can make a difference.

Great with People    Brilliant with numbers   Clear and precise with words

As promised we conclude with joke supplied by our resident comedian David Nelson.

An Auditor visited the Natural History museum. While standing near the dinosaur he said to a family standing next to him: "This dinosaur is two billion years and ten months old".
"Where did you get this exact information?" said the astonished parents
"I was here ten months ago, and the guide told me then that the dinosaur was two billion years old!"

Kind regards

Lavinia and the team

Tel: 023 8083 6900
email: abds@netaccountants.net

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