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

[email protected]

David’s recent articles

Rebrand 2021 | When better than now?

Hawsons are delighted to introduce our new rebranded logo. The sleek design fits in with the image we aim to give our clients and connections, of a professional, high-quality multi-disciplinary Accountancy and Business Advisory Firm. Our new brand incorporates our...

DAC6 – How have the rules changed since leaving the EU?

DAC6 is a system of mandatory reporting of cross-border tax arrangements, where these affect one or more EU member states and fall into one or more particular characteristics (hallmarks). Following the UK leaving the EU, DAC6 will no longer be applied in its entirety....

ATED – Can you claim annual relief on your residential property?

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is an annual tax that requires limited companies owning UK residential properties with a value of more than £500,000 to complete an ATED return. You must complete an ATED return if your property: Is located in the UK Is a...

HLB Communities Day – Food Bank Collection

HLB Communities Day Today our international network HLB is holding its annual communities day in an effort to support local communities during their COVID-19 recovery. In previous years Hawsons staff have had a day out volunteering at various local charities across...

HLB Communities Day 2020

HLB Communities Day 2020

On Friday the 9th of October our international network HLB will be holding its annual communities’ day in an effort to support local communities during their post COVID-19 recovery. This is a worldwide effort with a common theme of giving back to local communities. In...

The Lost Tax Relief For Partners’ Expenses

The Lost Tax Relief For Partners’ Expenses

THE LOST TAX RELIEF FOR PARTNERS’ EXPENSES As a partner you could be missing out on claiming relief for your personal homeworking expenses, with COVID-19 throwing a spanner in the works, and with an increase in working from home you may be incurring more expenses that...

Two promotions at Hawsons

Two promotions at Hawsons

Two new promotions at Hawsons The partners are pleased to announce two new promotions in the firm’s Sheffield office. Effective from 1 July 2020 Ben Lomas is promoted from Audit Senior to Audit Manager and Craig Walker from Senior Tax Manager to Tax Director. Ben...

Hawsons are here to help COVID-19

Hawsons are here to help COVID-19

During this difficult time Hawsons are here to help and support their clients as best they can The Government has announced new measures to help businesses through this difficult time. The first being the tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus. If...

NHS England will protect pharmacies income

NHS England will protect pharmacies income

NHS England will protect pharmacies income in the Covid-19 pandemic The CEO of NHS England and the NHS chief operating office have announced that community pharmacies in England will be protected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance on claiming the additional...

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households During this difficult time for businesses and households, the Bank of England has put together a list of sites where you can find the latest updates from the Government. The following has been circulated by the bank...

Hawsons Business Continuity Plan

Hawsons Business Continuity Plan

Hawsons Business Continuity Plan We are currently in the middle of what is now being referred to as a global pandemic. This is causing a significant amount of interruption for businesses globally and looks set to continue in the coming weeks and months. We have...

HLB’s Inaugural survey of business leaders is now available

HLB’s Inaugural survey of business leaders is now available

During the last few months of 2019 Hawsons and many other firms helped HLB conduct a survey where they spoke to business leaders across the globe to gather their insights into the changing world of business as we enter a new decade. HLB The Global Advisory and...

Hawsons makes history after 165 years in business

Hawsons Chartered Accountants is 165 years old Hawsons Chartered Accountants was founded in the city of Sheffield in 1854 – more than 25 years before the creation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales – by Alfred Allott and John Hewett....

IFRS 16 leases rules have changed 1 January 2019

IFRS 16 leases rules have changed 1 January 2019

Leasing is very common and is often used as a financing solution to access buildings and equipment without suffering large up-front cash outflows. Most of a company’s operating leases to date tended not to be shown on the balance sheet. Going forward the introduction...