IP & Innovation in your business seminar

Bevan & Buckland Accountants logoBevan & Buckland, together with UDL Patent and Trademark Attorneys, and JCP Solicitors, are running a joint seminar on IP & Innovation in your Business.

During the seminar you will hear three presentations:

  • R&D Tax Relief and the Patent Box – Mr Paul Arnold, Tax Partner, Head of R&D and Innovation, at Bevan & Buckland
  • Maximising your Business Potential – IP and exploiting your income streams – Dr Kerry Beynon, Head of Intellectual Property at JCP Solicitors
  • Patents Uncovered: Myths, Risks and Answers to Common Questions – Mr Tom Baker, Partner at UDL (Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP)

We will be holding the seminar at:

  • The Liberty Stadium Swansea, Wednesday 3rd June 2015
  • The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Wednesday 10th June 2015

Both events will take the same format:

10:30am                      Arrival & Refreshments

11:00 to 12:30pm       Presentations & Q&A

12:30  to 2:00pm        Buffet & Networking

We hope that you will be available to attend one of the sessions above and ask that you please RSVP to Paul Arnold on 01792 410110 or alternatively, you may email paul.arnold@bevanbuckland.co.uk.

We apologise should you received duplicate invitations from the respective organisations involved.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Paul Arnold

Tax Partner – Head of R&D and Innovation
Paul is an R&D and Patent Box specialist.  In addition to advising many owner managed businesses he has also advised some of the largest companies in the UK, including FTSE 100 companies and large multinational groups.

 

Research and Development (R&D) tax relief

Bevan & Buckland Accountants logoBevan & Buckland video series No 2 – Research and Development (R&D) tax relief.

This is the second in a series of six short videos that have been developed to provide businesses with essential advice across various key areas.
The videos will feature an expert insight into business valuation, research and development tax credits, auto enrolment, financial advice, tax investigations and charities.

Bevan & Buckland R&D expert Paul Arnold explains one of the most generous tax reliefs today – R&D.

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Bevan & Buckland welcomes two new recruits

Bevan & Buckland Accountants logoAs the market continues to grow leading accountancy practice welcomes two new recruits

Chartered accountancy practice Bevan & Buckland has recently welcomed two new starters to their growing team. The announcement comes as the wider sector charts dramatic growth and the Swansea-based firm look to provide the same high quality service to a wider range of clients.

Hannah Dueck and Jessica Jeffs join the expanding Bevan & Buckland team as trainee tax consultants. The pair have recently graduated from Swansea University and are looking to put their knowledge to the test with coveted roles at this established accountancy firm.

Jess Hannah new starters

Hannah is no stranger to the Bevan & Buckland team. Originally from the Isle of Wight, Hannah studied maths before undertaking an internship at the firm. She was subsequently offered a permanent position, whilst Jessica, who is from Gorseinon, studied accounting and finance.

“I was attracted to Bevan & Buckland because they offer exciting work and excellent on the job training. In addition to this, there is also great scope for career progression so hopefully I will be a part of the team for a very long time,” said Hannah.

As part of their training program, both Hannah and Jessica will undertake compliance work of personal and corporate tax returns whilst working towards their Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) and Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) qualifications.

“I am delighted to welcome Hannah and Jess to the company; they both have a lot to offer the firm. I am sure they will be happy in their new roles and quickly become valued members of the team,” concluded Lee Bradley, tax director at Bevan & Buckland.

Lee Bradley
Tax Director
01792 410119

email: lee@bevanbuckland.co.uk

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An expert insight into business valuation

Bevan & Buckland AccountantsBevan & Buckland video series No 1 – An expert insight into business valuation

This is the first in a series of six short videos that have been developed to provide businesses with essential advice across various key areas.
The videos will feature an expert insight into business valuation, research and development tax credits, auto enrolment, financial advice, tax investigations and charities.


“Getting the facts about your professional finances isn’t always easy. The web is littered with financial advice but knowing who to trust can be difficult for internet users to decipher. We have created these six videos to give businesses throughout Wales and the rest of the UK better access to accurate and up-to-date information straight from the experts,” said Harri Lloyd Davies, partner at Bevan and Buckland.

Harri added: “As leaders in the financial field, each and every member of the Bevan & Buckland team provide valuable advice on a daily basis to local, regional and national businesses looking for support and assistance. With the launch of our video series we look forward to spreading our knowledge to the business community of South Wales.”

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A warning of the change in the HMRC stance coming Oct 14

Bevan & Buckland Accountants logoPenalties will start in October 2014 if you fail to file PAYE submission on time

Since Real Time Information (RTI) began in April 2013 the HMRC have been saying that they are going to introduce penalties for late payments and late submissions.

They have now are announced that they will start in October 2014 if you fail to file PAYE submission on time.

The penalties will apply unless you follow these simple rules.

  1. You must submit an FPS each time you make a payment to an employee, on or before the date that you pay them.
  2. You must send an EPS if no payments are made to any employees , or if you have any statutory payments to claim.
  3. Pay your PAYE on time – by the 19th of the month following the payroll process date.

The late filing/payment penalties will depend on the number of employees, and will be charged for each month the submission is not filed on time, up to a maximum of 11 fixed penalties in a tax year.

1 to 9 £100

10 to 49 £200

50 to 249 £300

250 or more £400

If the submission is late for three months or more they could charge a further penalty of 5% of the tax/NICs that would have been paid if the information it provides had been sent on time.
For further information about how Bevan and Buckland can help your company with management of the payroll contact Tina Davies on 01792 410100 or by email at help@bevanbuckland.co.uk.

To find out what other services are offered by Bevan and Buckland visit www.bevanbuckland.co.uk.

Tina Davies
MCIPP(dip) Member Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

Tina Davies is manager of Bevan & Buckland’s Swansea Payroll Department, we also operate a payroll bureau service from the firm’s Pembroke and Haverfordwest offices.  

http://www.bevanbuckland.co.uk/services/payroll Tel: 01792 410117

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Pension Scams:

 a lifetime’s savings lost in a moment

24 July 2014

 

The Pensions Regulator has launched a new campaign to warn people of the dangers of being enticed into

· trying to access their pension pot as a lump sum or loan before age 55, or

· moving their retirement savings into unregulated high-risk or bogus investments.

Arrests have been made, and websites have been closed down, but it is clear that more needs to be done to discourage often vulnerable people from following some very dangerous advice.

The Regulator’s press release mentions that “the Victims of pension scams have warned of the devastating impact of losing thousands of pounds in retirement savings”. It notes that “the known amount of funds paid into pension scams now stands at £495m in total. However, it is suspected that this amount is likely to be substantially higher and not all activity is reported.”

As part of the new awareness drive, The Pensions Regulator has refreshed its ‘Scorpion’ campaign material to reinforce the message to consumers not to be ‘stung’ by cold calls, text message spam or website offers claiming to be able to help them cash in their pension. The regulator is urging pension trustees and providers to include the leaflet in the next annual statement sent to members, and anyone who requests a transfer in the meantime.

Pensions minister Steve Webb has warned: “Although quick-fix pension release schemes may seem tempting, particularly when times are tough, people should make sure they understand all the implications before they sign on the dotted line. A joint industry and Government operation is working to stamp out these unethical, exploitative, poor value offers – but I would urge anyone who is approached to think carefully, consider seeking advice and, if in doubt, steer clear.”

The new campaign is being led by the Department for Work and Pensions, The Pensions Regulator, The Pensions Advisory Service, Money Advice Service, Financial Conduct Authority, Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, Action Fraud, National Crime Agency and City of London Police.

Visit www.pension-scams.co.uk for more information.

Bevan & Buckland Accountants Swansea Tel: 01792 410100

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