Paste your Google Webmaster Tools verification code here

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

[email protected]

Stephen’s recent articles

Important PAYE and employment tax changes 2016 that you need to know

Are you ready for the fothcoming PAYE and employment tax changes? There are some very important changes to PAYE and employment tax rules due to come into effect from April 2016. It is important that as an employer you are aware of these changes and, if necessary, have...

Is now a good time to outsource your payroll?

As the tax year draws to a close we ask: what actions could you take to make your life easier from 5 April, taking some of the stress out of running your business and giving you more free time on evenings and weekend? Outsourcing your payroll will not only likely save...

Important changes to Employment Allowance from 6 April 2016

The changes to Employment Allowance The National Insurance Contributions (NIC) Employment Allowance was introduced from 6 April 2014. It is an annual allowance which is available to many employers and can be offset against their employer's NIC liability. From April...

Dividend changes 2016 – clarification of rules now given

In the Summer 2015 Budget the Chancellor announced big dividend changes with effect from 6 April 2016. Following the announcement last year we answered some key questions: How will the new tax work? What does the new dividend tax come into force? Will the new dividend...

Farming – reduce tax bills (AIA) or keep cash reserves?

The Chancellor announced in the Summer 2015 Budget that the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) will be set permanently at £200,000 from 1 January 2016 – welcome news for the farming sector, as we covered in our Autumn 2015 agricultural newsletter. Although farmers are...

Making R&D claims easier for smaller and medium companies

The government views investment in research and development (‘R&D’) as a key to economic success. It is therefore committed to encouraging more smaller and medium sized (‘SME’) companies to claim R&D tax relief. Claims by SMEs for enhanced tax deductions have more...

Enterprise Investment Scheme – a worthwhile opportunity?

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is now over 20 years old. This is quite a remarkable achievement for a tax break. A change in government often results in the demise of one tax break and the invention of a ‘new and better’ tax relief. There have been amendments...

Uncertainty for buy-to-let landlords after tax changes

Last month I spoke at the 2015 Yorkshire Bank buy-to-let seminar in Doncaster about the recent buy-to-let tax changes. Now, following the Chancellor's latest Autumn Statement, more changes are on the way... The buy-to-let market is thriving, but the government's...

Are you ready for the new Scottish Rate of Income Tax?

Are you ready for the new Scottish Rate of Income Tax? On 6 April 2016, a fundamental change will be made to the taxation system for some UK resident individuals. Those who are resident in Scotland will pay two types of income tax on their non-savings income. The main...

Property income – repairs & replacement – more tax changes

There have been some recent changes to the amounts that can be claimed as repairs or replacements for landlords of residential properties but, despite these changes, the government is proposing further legislation in this area to be introduced from April 2016. The...

Maximising the opportunities for pensions tax relief

How can you maximise the opportunities for pensions tax relief following the big pension reforms? The recent substantial changes to the rules for accessing money purchase pensions and the treatment of funds remaining on death has sparked increased interest in pension...

PPR: Maximising tax relief for two homes

How do you go about maximising tax relief for two homes? The UK tax regime provides an important relief from the capital gains tax charge (CGT) on the gains made by owner-occupiers on the sale of their private homes. This is known as Principal Private Residence relief...

Minimising tax by spreading income around the family

Have you considered minimising tax by spreading income around the family? Owner-managed companies often seek to minimise the tax position of shareholder-directors by involving members of the same family and using personal reliefs and lower rate tax bands of each...

PAYE update for small businesses

The introduction of the National Living Wage The government has announced the introduction of a new National Living Wage (NLW) for working people aged 25 years and above from April 2016. Initially the NLW is set at £7.20, which is 50p above the current National...

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...

Our offices

Pegasus House, 463a Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2QD

5 Sidings Court, White Rose Way, Doncaster, DN4 5NU

Jubilee House, 32 Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6WL


0114 266 7141


01302 367 262


01604 645 600


Get in touch

Pin It on Pinterest