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Corporate Finance

Whether you are starting a business, expanding through organic growth or an acquisition or selling your company, our corporate finance accountants are here to advise and assist you.

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Tax affects all of us and knowing what to pay and when is not always straight forward, Alexander & Co’s tax accountants are here to guide you through the process. Paying less tax and maximising the wealth you have created is important when you work as hard as you do.

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National Audit Office Criticises HMRC Over Tax Relief Schemes


According to Whitehall’s official spending watchdog, billions of pounds’ worth of tax might be lost forever because of government failings. The National Audit Office released a report on Friday that labelled HM Revenue & Customs’ management of nearly 400 tax relief schemes as inadequate. Margaret Hodge, who is currently chair of the public accounts committee,…

Inheritance Tax: Should You Be Worried?

Tony Benn was criticised for planning against inheritance tax

It seems like inheritance tax is the tax of the moment. The potential fiscal responsibility du jour. The media have been making a big deal about Tony Benn’s tax planning to minimise the amount of inheritance tax his children had to pay, with the Daily Mail claiming that it stands as proof that even the…

Changes to Financial Reporting In January

Financial Reporting Changes in the UK - GAAP and FRS102

It’s not long now until the proposed changes to Financial Reporting come into play. But with so much jargon and a reams of documentation, we thought it’d be worth outlining what exactly is happening and what you need to worry about. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the body which sets the standards framework for accountants,…