Simon Bladen

Partner, Sheffield

Simon is the partner responsible for looking after the firm’s legal and charitable clients in particular, although he also holds a general practice portfolio. He trained and qualified at Hawsons before becoming a manager and subsequently a partner at the firm. He has a wealth of experience within the legal and charitable sectors and is also a non-executive director for the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

Despite the fact Simon supports Tottenham Hotspur he is actually a keen footballer and, when he’s not playing, he enjoys keeping fit in the gym. He has a son and a young daughter who both keep him occupied most evenings.

Simon Bladen

Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

[email protected]

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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 Lomas...

Watchdog Finds Failures in Management at RMIB

Watchdog Finds Failures in Management at RMIB

An investigation conducted by the Charity Commission discovered that serious mismanagement at the Royal National Institute of Blind People exposed some children in the charity’s care to undue risk. An official inquiry into the charity has uncovered comprehensive...

Smaller law firms hardest hit by lockdown

Smaller law firms hardest hit by lockdown

The legal sector has held up fairly well compared to the wider economy with revenue down by just 5% in April according to official statistics. However, experts caution we have not yet seen the full impact of the pandemic. A recent survey has shown that small law firms...

Independent Age Launch £2m Fund for Smaller Charities

Independent Age Launch £2m Fund for Smaller Charities

Independent Age is inviting small charities that work with older people to apply for a share of a £2m fund. The aim is to support charities that will make a difference to older people. This national charity is planning four rounds of funding with each round offering...

Charity Commission Updated Guidance

Charity Commission Updated Guidance

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on how to report serious incidents during the coronavirus pandemic. The Charity Commission has outlined in this report that it is still vitally important to report serious incidents to them. Reporting incidents as early...

Government Announces Changes to Job Retention Scheme

Government Announces Changes to Job Retention Scheme

At a recent briefing, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined how employers will shortly have to start sharing the cost of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Workers can return to work from the start of July on a part-time basis, but companies will have to pay 100% of...

Can Charities Claim Under the Small Business Grant Fund?

Can Charities Claim Under the Small Business Grant Fund?

The Small Business Grant fund is aimed at businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs and is primarily based on the rateable value of a property. The problem for charities is that many are already claiming charity business rates relief and so are not eligible...

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

If you are an employer, you may be entitled to use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme. The government is set to launch this online scheme on 26 May 2020. This scheme is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. This scheme will enable businesses to...

Government Road Map for Exiting Lockdown Summary

Government Road Map for Exiting Lockdown Summary

Government Message The Prime Minister’s speech on Sunday evening set out the latest plans to try and get people back to work, as long as it can be done safely. People who cannot work from home, such as those in the construction and manufacturing industry are now being...

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Applications are open

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Applications are open

Who can Claim? If you are a member of a partnership or self-employed and: you traded in the tax year 2018 to 2019 and submitted your Self Assessment tax return on or before 23 April 2020 for that year. you traded in the tax year 2019 to 2020. you intend to continue to...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

How to apply for a furlough grant The application webpage for the government job retention scheme is expected to go live on 20 April with grants being subsequently paid from 30 April. Authorised agents who act for PAYE purposes should be able to make claims on behalf...

Chancellor announces coronavirus aid for frontline charities

Chancellor announces coronavirus aid for frontline charities

Chancellor announces coronavirus aid for frontline charities A Government funding package of £750 million to help charities was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 8 April. This package has been put in place with some charities facing possible collapse due to...

Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Self-employment Income Support Scheme  On 26 March the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his plans to support the self-employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In some ways it is very similar to the previously announced Job Retention Scheme. The Self-Employment Income...

Coronavirus Guidance Update for Charities

Coronavirus Guidance Update for Charities

Charity COVID-19 Update At this moment in time many charities will be understandably concerned about what the COVID-19 outbreak means for them. The government want to assure charities that they will be as flexible and pragmatic as possible during the coronavirus...

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...