Stephen Charles

Tax Partner, Sheffield

Stephen is a Tax Partner at the firm, specialising in corporate and business taxation as well as being captain of the Hawsons cricket team! He is a qualified chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser and has been at Hawsons since 2007, previously working at a national firm.

Stephen Charles

Tax Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

sac@hawsons.co.uk

Stephen’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...

Apprenticeship levy update: further guidance issued August 2016

A new apprenticeship levy update has been issued (August 2016), stating that all businesses have until September to feedback on plans before the new rules are formally introduced next year. The government has ignored some businesses groups' advice for a delay to the...

Reminder: National Minimum Wage to rise again October 2016

This article is a short reminder that National Minimum Wage will increase from 1 October 2016, following the Government's decision to accept recommendations from the Low Pay Commission (LPC) earlier this year. The main National Minimum Wage rate (for 21- 24 year olds)...

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...

PAYE 3 days grace and risk based penalties to continue

HMRC have confirmed, in their updated guidance, that the three day easement and risk assessed approach to issuing penalties will continue to apply for 2016/17. As a result employers will not incur penalties for delays of up to three days in filing PAYE information...

Buy-to-let tax changes for landlords and property investors

Are you aware of the recent buy-to-let tax changes? The UK property market, whilst cyclical, has proved over the long-term to be a very successful investment. This has resulted in a massive expansion in the sector and investments in buy-to-let properties have been and...

Expenses exemption to replace dispensations from 6 April 2016

Are you aware of the changes to dispensations? In the past, many businesses have applied to HMRC for dispensations. Dispensations have allowed expenses and benefits to be provided to employees without being included on a P11D or subject to PAYE and NIC. A dispensation...

Commercial Stamp Duty Land Tax changes from the 2016 Budget

Are you aware of the commercial Stamp Duty Land Tax changes that were announced in the 2016 Budget? In "a Budget that backed small businesses" (according to the Chancellor), one of the welcome reforms for businesses and entrepreneurs were the commercial Stamp Duty...

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...

Important reminder: dividend tax changes from 6 April 2016

The reason for this short article is to remind you of the changes to dividend tax that are due to come into effect from 6 April 2016 – a little over three weeks away. The main change is that rate of income tax applied to dividends will increase by 7.5%, although no...

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