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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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...

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

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...

First-time buyers do not take advantage of house price fall

First-time buyers do not take advantage of house price fall

First - time buyers fail to take advantage of house price slowdown The current property market has been very weak over the last year. But it appears that first-time buyers have been unable to take advantage of this, with house prices increasing more for them than...

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...

UK house price growth increases by more than 1%

UK house price growth increases by more than 1%

UK house price growth increases by over 1% for the first time in a year In the year 2019 house prices rose by 1.4% according to the Nationwide. In December it was the first time in 12 months the annual price growth had increased by more than 1%. However, the...

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....

Increase in probate fees abandoned

Increase in probate fees abandoned

Increase in probate fees abandoned  The government has abandoned its planned increase in probate fees. The increase in fees was originally expected to take effect from 1 April 2019. However, in March 2019 HMRC postponed the introduction of the increase, attributing...