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Tax or treat? Don’t be spooked! 5 ways to avoid a tax fright
Tax or treat? Don’t be spooked! 5 ways to avoid a tax fright

The leaves are falling and the jack-o’-lanterns are out, which means one thing… Halloween season is amongst us. Ensure that your tax affairs do not turn into a nightmare. Here are our 5 tax tips to avoid a horror story emerging for you this tax year. 1. Double, double...

Trivial benefits
Trivial benefits

Employers can provide trivial benefits to employees without incurring tax liabilities. To qualify as a trivial benefit, a number of conditions must be met which are that the: Cost of providing the benefit does not exceed £50 Benefit is not cash or a cash voucher...

Christmas parties and staff gifts – a tax guide
Christmas parties and staff gifts – a tax guide

With the festive period now approaching, we are often asked by employers about the tax treatment of providing a staff Christmas party or giving Christmas gifts to employees. Here is a quick reminder of the rules for the tax year 2023/24.STAFF PARTIES What Christmas...

DEFRA provides transparency on farming budget spend
DEFRA provides transparency on farming budget spend

After concerns were raised by food and farming organisations, DEFRA has decided to provide more transparency on how the agriculture budget for England is spent. On 18th September DEFRA published its Food Farming and Countryside Programme annual report for the 2022-23...

Flood Management scheme open to farmers
Flood Management scheme open to farmers

In September, the Environment Agency and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs announced a new £25 million flood management scheme as part of their Natural flood management programme. This (ring-fenced) funding is being provided by the government and...

Farming Transformation Fund
Farming Transformation Fund

The government has launched an infrastructure grant scheme worth £10 million to fund cattle housing for farmers. This fund aims to improve calf health and welfare as well as enhancing environmental sustainability and innovation. The funding will be granted to farmers...

Master Cutler Challenge 2023
Master Cutler Challenge 2023

After successfully being part of the Master Cutler Challenge for the first time in 2022, Hawsons assembled a team of staff to take on the challenge in 2023. This time to raise money for the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust’s community and education programmes....

UK manufacturing sector rises to eighth in the world
UK manufacturing sector rises to eighth in the world

The UK manufacturing sector has overtaken France in the world rankings and now sits in eighth place according to official data published by Make UK. 2021 is the latest year for which global manufacturing output are available. This data shows that the UK’s...

Tax or treat? Don’t be spooked! 5 ways to avoid a tax fright
Tax or treat? Don’t be spooked! 5 ways to avoid a tax fright

The leaves are falling and the jack-o’-lanterns are out, which means one thing… Halloween season is amongst us. Ensure that your tax affairs do not turn into a nightmare. Here are our 5 tax tips to avoid a horror story emerging for you this tax year. 1. Double, double...

Trivial benefits
Trivial benefits

Employers can provide trivial benefits to employees without incurring tax liabilities. To qualify as a trivial benefit, a number of conditions must be met which are that the: Cost of providing the benefit does not exceed £50 Benefit is not cash or a cash voucher...

Christmas parties and staff gifts – a tax guide
Christmas parties and staff gifts – a tax guide

With the festive period now approaching, we are often asked by employers about the tax treatment of providing a staff Christmas party or giving Christmas gifts to employees. Here is a quick reminder of the rules for the tax year 2023/24.STAFF PARTIES What Christmas...