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

Stephen Charles

Tax Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

[email protected]

Stephen’s recent articles

The Construction Sector Bounces Back?

The Construction Sector Bounces Back?

Homebuilding is increasing There has been an increase in home building in October with construction firms starting new projects. This could be due to the Government’s cut in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). This cut is saving home buyers thousands of pounds which is...

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) extended

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) extended

The Chancellor has today announced increased support available for the Self-Employed under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).  There are two further grants available under this scheme, covering the periods November 2020 to January 2021 and February...

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...

Chancellor Announces Job Support Scheme

Chancellor Announces Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new Job Support Scheme to top up the wages of workers on reduced hours along with other emergency measures to assist businesses. We have provided a summary of the announcements.   Job Support Scheme The new Job Support...

Mortgage Payment Holidays set to End on 31 October

Mortgage Payment Holidays set to End on 31 October

It is expected that Mortgage Payment Holidays will expire on 31 October 2020 (according to Britain’s financial watchdog). Even though many homeowners may be finding it difficult to pay their mortgage. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) did extend the scheme in June...

Built-up property demand is causing faster sales

Built-up property demand is causing faster sales

Research by Zoopla has suggested that built-up property demand has caused properties to sell much faster. Zoopla has reported that sales agreed through their property portal is 76% more than the current five-year average. One of the reasons is due to the temporary...

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...

Rishi Sunak announces £2bn home insulation scheme

Rishi Sunak announces £2bn home insulation scheme

Rishi Sunak announces £2bn home insulation scheme   The Chancellor has announced a £2bn grant scheme for homeowners for energy-saving home improvements, this is part of a wider £3bn project to cut emissions. The Treasury has said that this funding would help...

Government Announces Stamp Duty Holiday

Government Announces Stamp Duty Holiday

Government announce stamp duty holiday   Stamp duty is paid on the purchase of a property. The rules of stamp duty are slightly different across the 4 countries of the UK.   Stamp Duty Land Tax is paid in England and Northern Ireland.   Land and Building...

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...

Prime Minister to use Construction to Accelerate Economy

Prime Minister to use Construction to Accelerate Economy

The Prime Minister has announced an immediate £5bn package of capital investment in infrastructure projects. Confirming that the Government is investing in the construction sector to accelerate the economy’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis.  This funding should...

Deadline for SDLT extended for main residence disposals

Deadline for SDLT extended for main residence disposals

Deadline for SDLT extended for main residence disposals In 2016 the Government introduced a 3% surcharge on purchasing second homes. If you buy a new home and your previous home has not sold at the time of the purchase, this charge applies. But it is possible to claim...

Treasury temporarily scraps VAT on PPE

Treasury temporarily scraps VAT on PPE

The Government has decided to zero-rate VAT on essential personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes after charities and trade unions called for VAT on PPE to be scrapped. The Government hopes that this will ease the financial pressure...

How to recognise a phishing or bogus email?

How to recognise a phishing or bogus email?

How to recognise a phishing or bogus email? Please be aware that in times like these that some unscrupulous individuals are seeking to take advantage of current events (COVID-19) to profit for themselves. It is vitally important with more remote working that you are...