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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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November Tax News in Summary

Want a convenient roundup of the most important tax news in Novemeber 2014? Then read on… Patent box relief may end – The UK has agreed to put forward a proposal to close its patent box tax break, which allows income from the commercial exploitation of intellectual property (IP) to be taxed at 10%, in a…

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…