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Matthew Sutton appears on KMTV

Burgess Hodgson Partner Matthew Sutton was pleased to join Chris Price on KMTV last night.

Catch up on all the latest business news from across the county here: https://bit.ly/2YAj36W

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East Kent Ploughing Match

Burgess Hodgson are delighted to once again be at the East Kent Ploughing Match.

Join us on Wednesday 25th September 2019, from noon onwards for delicious canapes by Mama Feel Goods and drinks by Alberry’s Wine Bar.

J Weir & Sons and Ledger Farms Ltd at West Court Farm, Shepherdswell, CT15 5PZ

For further details and admissions please visit www.ekpma.co.uk 

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Property Seminar

Burgess Hodgson will be running a Property Seminar on Wednesday 18th September 2019 at the Cathedral Lodge, The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2EH.

Registration will start at 7.30am with breakfast & refreshments. The presentation will begin at 8am and finish at 10am.

For more details or if you would like to attend please email us at: marketing@burgesshodgson.co.uk

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Ladies Networking

Burgess Hodgson are excited to hold our first ever Ladies Networking event on Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Macknade’s Food Hall, Selling Road, Faversham, ME13 8XF

We would love for you to join us, please contact us at marketing@burgesshodgson.co.uk to attend.

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Curtis Stigers in Concert

Burgess Hodgson are proud to be sponsoring Curtis Stigers’ concert playing at St. Edmund’s Festival 2019.

Curtis Stigers will play on Wednesday 26th June, the exciting first night of the week long festival, at 7.30pm.

For information please visit: www.stedmundsfestival.org.uk

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Introducing our new Partner

Already an integral part of the firm, it is with great pleasure we announce our talented Associate Ben Houston has now been appointed Partner.

Ben began his career as a trainee with us in 2011 and has continued to show his commitment and talent as his career progressed within Burgess Hodgson.

Our Senior Partner Steve Sutton commented:

“Ben has shown dedication and his progress within the firm is very well deserved. We welcome him as our new Partner and being a part of the future of Burgess Hodgson”.

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Canterbury Wine Festival

Burgess Hodgson are proud to be the headline sponsor for the Inaugural Canterbury Wine Festival 2019, celebrating Kent’s award-winning wines at Westgate Hall on Saturday 22nd June.

We would be delighted to see you there, for more information and to book tickets click here.


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HMRC publish details on postponed VAT accounting on ‘no deal’ Brexit

HMRC have published further details on how import / export procedures will change should a ‘no deal’ Brexit occur on the 29 March 2019. This guidance has been set out in a letter issued to many businesses in the last few days – the full text of the letter can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/2J05CtU  

Proposed changes to VAT arising on a ‘no deal’ Brexit are a significant relaxation to the current VAT rules – these changes are known as postponed accounting. Currently where goods are imported to the UK from outside the EU they are required to pay UK VAT when these goods arrive in the UK. This currently presents a cash flow challenge for businesses as this VAT is not generally recovered for several months.


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HMRC has stopped penalty reminder notices. Are you aware?

  • HMRC is to delay sending out late filing penalty notices, usually sent out in February, to taxpayers who failed to file their self-assessment tax return by 31 January, until April 2019.
  • HMRC has blamed this decision on Brexit
  • The £100 penalty will still be due, but the taxpayer won’t know that they have been charged.
  • HMRC says the latest date that late filing penalties for 2017/18 tax returns will be issued is 30 April.
  • If a self-assessment tax return is over three months late, for example not logged as received by HMRC, by 1 May, daily £10 penalties are charged for every additional day the return is late. If the return is six months late,then another automatic late filing penalty is issued, at the rate of £300 or 5% of the outstanding tax, whichever is the greater sum.
  • Penalties apply even if there is no tax liability outstanding
  • If you have yet to file your tax return you should do it as soon as possible otherwise you will incur significant penalties if you wait for further prompting from HMRC
  • Surcharges also apply to late paid tax liabilities.
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5 April 2019 deadline looms for Disguised Remuneration scheme users

The deadline for Disguised Remuneration (DR) scheme users to reach a settlement with HMRC to ensure that the 2019 Loan Charge does not apply is now only six weeks away. Users of DR schemes must settle historic tax liabilities or repay the relevant loans ahead of 5 April to avoid the 2019 Loan Charge.

DR schemes are a wide variety of structured, and complex, tax avoidance schemes where income was drawn as some form of loan rather through traditional routes such as dividends or salaries. HM Revenue and Customs have put in place various measures to restrict the use of these schemes over recent years and the most recent measure is what is termed the 2019 Loan Charge. (more…)

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