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

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Stephen’s recent articles

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...

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...

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) extended

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) extended

The Chancellor has announced that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be extended for those whose businesses have been adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Eligible self-employed people will be to claim for a second time in August 2020....

Treasury temporarily scraps VAT on Personal Protective Equipment

Treasury temporarily scraps VAT on Personal Protective Equipment

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...

VAT deferral – Cancel your VAT direct debit!

VAT deferral – Cancel your VAT direct debit!

VAT Deferral - Cancel your VAT direct debit! The Chancellor has announced that VAT payments can be deferred for the next 3 months. All VAT-registered UK businesses are eligible for the deferral. If your business normally pays VAT by direct debit, you will need to...

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 during the pandemic

NHS England will protect pharmacies income during the pandemic

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...