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What is an Audit?

An audit is an investigation conducted by an independent party into a company’s financial report. An audit aims to provide assurance (different from a guarantee) that when audits are performed, the financial statements are true and fair according to the relevant...

Mandatory payrolling of employment benefits from 2026

HMRC have announced that from April 2026, the reporting and payment of income tax and Class 1A National Insurance Contributions (NIC) on benefits in kind will be required to be made through payroll software. This is a significant development and will affect all...

EOT Tax Benefits

An Employee Ownership Trust (“EOT”) is a trust that acquires shares in a company and holds them on behalf of the employees. It is an increasingly popular exit strategy for shareholders, which offers attractive tax incentives and peace of mind over the succession of...

Tax Nomads – No Tax!?

No Tax !? Here’s a list of questions that I get asked regularly How can I avoid paying taxes? What is the best way to pay no tax? What is the most tax efficient way to pay less tax? How can I reduce my tax? I am now prepared to share an answer for FREE.  Don’t live...

Alternative Sources of Charity Funding

The Importance of Diverse Funding In the UK, charities play a key role in supporting communities, addressing issues within our society and changing people’s lives for the better. But for charities to be able to deliver these vital services they need to be able to...

Three staff promotions in our Northampton Office

Promotions to kick off 2024 Hawsons are pleased to announce three promotions in our Northampton office, effective from 1 January 2024. Leanne Boucher who joined Hawsons in 2019, has been promoted to the role of Corporate Services Manager. Leanne’s portfolio focuses on...

£550m raised through JustGiving for UK charities in 2023

The fundraising platform JustGiving has announced that over £550m was raised for nearly 20,000 UK Charities through their platform in 2023. This is based on data provided by JustGiving which was taken from 1 January to 15 December 2023. This data only related to...

What is an Audit?

An audit is an investigation conducted by an independent party into a company’s financial report. An audit aims to provide assurance (different from a guarantee) that when audits are performed, the financial statements are true and fair according to the relevant...

Mandatory payrolling of employment benefits from 2026

HMRC have announced that from April 2026, the reporting and payment of income tax and Class 1A National Insurance Contributions (NIC) on benefits in kind will be required to be made through payroll software. This is a significant development and will affect all...