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4th November 2021 Super early retirement? – Not if under 47 now

The government is to increase the earliest age pension savers can access their pension pots from 55 to 57, wef 6 April 2028. Members of the firefighters, police and armed forces public service schemes will not be affected by this increase.

19th July 2019 New SRA accounting rules – what’s changing?

The current Accounts Rules are made up of over 40 detailed requirements, making it difficult for firms to fully understand what is required of them, as well as giving firms no flexibility to adapt them to their own practices and decide how best to look after client’s money.   The new rules coming into effect…

29th October 2018 Great audit expectations

No audit sets out to conclude with total confidence that a set of financial statements are 100% free from any misstatement. To do so would belie the technological reality and scale of modern business; auditors would likely become a permanent fixture at client premises to review every single business transaction and audit would become an…

23rd October 2018 AI for audit?

Technological advances in the ways that data is captured, processed, stored and communicated continually change the ways in which we do business. In the context of auditing, data analytics concerns the process of extracting, transforming, validating and analysing large volumes of data to make judgements and form conclusions. The way we approach auditing must change…

27th October 2017 Tax Relief on pension contributions – Budget Day looms….

  At the moment, tax relief remains available on pension contributions at an individual’s top rate of tax, making pensions a very tax efficient form of investment. Especially when the new provisions for flexible access of pension funds is taken into account.   But we have yet another Budget approaching, on 22nd November, and it…

1st November 2016 Client Money

Solicitors: New rules for handling client money. The consultation period has now closed on the proposed new rules for how solicitors handle their client money: Proposed Draft Solicitors Accounts Rules

18th October 2016 Wealth Protection

Once clients have built up a successful business, their focus will naturally evolve from business development to protecting the valuable they have buily up from the risks associated with running a business.

28th January 2016 Audit De-regulation

Audit Exemption Turnover Threshold: Raised to £10.2m. The Government is to raise the audit exemption threshold to the maximum allowed under EU law. In a statement read out in parliament, Anna Soubry, minister for small business, industry and enterprise, said the decision had been made after considering responses to its discussion paper. Companies will not be required to…

20th October 2015 Risk Management

Export Insurance: Mitigating export risk. Whilst commercial banks and insurers will be your first source of support, if you can’t get export insurance from the private market, UK Export Finance may be able to help.  UK Export Finance is the UK’s export credit agency and is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD)…

3rd February 2015 Pension Schemes

There are many attractive tax saving, asset protection and wealth creation features of owning commercial property within your own pension scheme. Along with other relevant professionals, including advisers from Whitings Wealth Management, we can assist in setting up and providing ongoing support services for the following types of pension scheme: SSAS’s – Small self administered…