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David Cairns

Tax Partner, Northampton

David has over 30 years of high level tax and business advisory experience. He is our tax partner and managing partner. He has acted as a senior tax specialist for national and Big 4 firms of accountants. He looks after a wide range of clients including individuals, owner managers through to international businesses. David has extensive tax and business experience and provides tax mitigation and planning solutions.

Increasingly tax planning is seen as a dark art but that is not to say that opportunities are not there. David’s experience of personal, business and international taxes makes him well placed to find practical tax saving solutions for commercial enterprises and their owners.

David Cairns is a partner at Hawsons

David Cairns

Tax Partner, Northampton

01604 645 600

davidcairns@hawsons.com

David’s recent articles

Tony Nickson joins Hawsons as VAT Consultant

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Tony Nickson has joined the firm as a VAT Consultant. Tony was formerly a VAT Officer in Customs and Excise and then Higher Officer in HMRC. After 20 years of working in the VAT office, Tony has gained a wealth of knowledge of VAT...

Staff from Hawsons Endeavour to help!

On Friday 16 June, Hawsons staff enjoyed a day out helping the Sheffield based charity, Endeavour, by carrying out various tasks such as gardening, cleaning, stripping paint and even dismantling a canoe rack. Endeavour have been working with some of England's...

Budget 2017 Key Details and Summary

Philip Hammond presented his first and last Spring Budget on Wednesday 8 March 2017. In his speech the Chancellor was keen to point out that he wanted the tax system to be fair, particularly in relation to the distinction between employed and self-employed...

Stephen Allender joins Hawsons as Senior Tax Manager

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Stephen Allender has joined the firm as a Senior Tax Manager. Stephen is a Chartered Tax Advisor and member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. He has worked in tax since 1997 having gained a wealth of experience working...

Hawsons fundraise for Children In Need with charity bake-off!

Across all of our three offices, Hawsons have been fundraising for Children In Need with a dress-down day as well as a charity bake-off.  A big thank you to all those who entered the baking competition which was judged by Hawsons' Healthcare Partner, Scott Sanderson...

Hawsons’ partners take part in international football tournament

Two of Hawsons partners, Simon Bladen and Scott Sanderson, took part in an International 'World Cup style' tournament in Paris, France, over the weekend Simon and Scott represented the UK team of HLB International - a worldwide network of independent professional...

Hawsons launch new exit planning service

Hawsons Chartered Accountants are pleased to announce the launch of a new exit planning service. The service is aimed at owner managed businesses looking to realise the maximum value of their business as they exit the business in the next 5 years. It puts a structure...

Budget 2016 summary and key details

George Osborne presented the first Spring Budget of this Parliament on Wednesday 16 March 2016. In his speech the Chancellor reported on ‘an economy set to grow faster than any other major advanced economy in the world’. Towards the end of last year the government...

Inheritance tax planning – new horizons for IHT

This article considers two recent developments which potentially affect the inheritance tax (IHT) planning of many individuals. The first is the introduction of the ‘residence nil rate band’ in April 2017 which may enable a family home to be passed on tax free on...

Natasha Fathers joins growing Hawsons Wealth Management team

Hawsons Wealth Management are delighted to announce that Natasha Fathers has joined the firm as an Independent Financial Adviser. Natasha is an experienced financial adviser having worked in financial services throughout her career, both across Yorkshire and at a...

Peter Wilmer joins as Corporate Finance Partner

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Peter Wilmer has joined the firm as Corporate Finance Partner. Peter is highly experienced in the field of corporate finance having worked for two firms of Chartered Accountants, including a national firm, as well as two major...

What is the best vehicle for tax purposes?

Operating a business tax efficiently is a key concern to all businesses. What is the best vehicle for tax purposes? The choice of a suitable business medium, for example, sole trader, partnership or limited company may have a substantial impact on the level of...

Chancellor gives Annual Investment Allowance certainty

The Chancellor announced in the Summer 2015 Budget that the Annual Investment Allowance will be set permanently at £200,000 from 1 January 2016. He has previously said that this would be included in the Autumn Statement, but this earlier announcement provides welcome...

Summer 2015 Budget summary and key details

George Osborne delivered his Summer 2015 Budget yesterday, Wednesday 8th July, less than four months after he delivered the last one. Since his last Budget, in March, a lot has happened - including, in particular, the Tories' election victory. Read our Summer 2015...

Growing your business sky high with cloud accounting

Small and medium-sized businesses are the biggest beneficiaries of cloud accounting and there are many benefits in which moving to the cloud can bring. Working in the cloud will give your business the opportunity to concentrate on what you do best: growing and running...

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