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Partner promotions at Rowleys

3rd April 2024

Rowleys has announced two partner promotions, with Lisa Parkes and Matt Hutchinson joining the firm’s leadership team. Lisa Parkes and Matt Hutchinson have both been promoted to partner. Lisa is an Audit signatory for the firm and works with a...

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Payroll

The latest National Minimum Wage breaches: Common pitfalls to avoid

28th March 2024

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) recently unveiled its 20th instalment of companies that have fallen foul of National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations. Over 524 businesses were named, impacting 172,199 workers. This serves as a stark reminder of the...

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General & People

Rowleys’ event highlights business confidence amidst economic uncertainty

25th March 2024

Rowleys hosted a Budget Breakfast event at Winstanley House, following the latest Budget announcement on 6th March. Attended by over 40 organisations and business owners from across the East Midlands, the event provided a platform for insightful analysis and discussion...

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Pensions

Challenges in establishing a Pension Protection Fund consolidator for Defined Benefit pension schemes

14th March 2024

The UK government's initiative to establish a public sector consolidator by 2026 for smaller Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes, primarily unattractive to commercial providers, is a significant development. The proposed consolidator is expected to operate under the umbrella of the...

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Tax

Spring Budget – March 2024

7th March 2024

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his ‘Budget for Long Term Growth’ on Wednesday 6 March 2024. His speech promised ‘more investment, more jobs, better public services and lower taxes’. Lowering taxes The Chancellor made further changes to National Insurance contributions (NICs),...

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Tax

2024 Budget predictions: Insights from our tax experts

20th February 2024

As the Budget announcement on March 6 approaches, speculation is rife about the fiscal measures the government will unveil to steer the economy forward. At Rowleys, our tax team has been reviewing the current economic and political landscape to provide...

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Tax

2023-2024 Year End Tax Planning Guide

15th February 2024

With just over a month to go before the end of the tax year, now is a good time to review your finances and ensure you are taking maximum advantage of any available tax allowances and reliefs. From 6 April 2024,...

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General & People

Budget Breakfast – 12th March 2024

8th February 2024

We are holding our Budget Breakfast on Tuesday, 12th March, at the beautiful Winstanley House in Leicester. A great opportunity to meet more of the Rowleys team, key contacts and clients over breakfast. Join us for a full English breakfast as we...

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Medical

Red Flag Update – Important updates of GP practices

6th February 2024

STAMP DUTY LAND TAX (SDLT) For most medical practices SDLT is a cost which they will have to encounter at some point or another.  Please click below to find out more. Red Flag February 2024    

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Not For Profit

A missed opportunity: Gift Aid on trustees’ expenses

22nd January 2024

Gift Aid is a well-known tax relief that allows charities to claim an additional 25% on eligible donations. However, there is a lesser-known opportunity that many charities may be overlooking – Gift Aid on trustees' expenses. By creating an expense...

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Tax

Research & Development (R&D): Forthcoming changes

17th January 2024

Change is on the horizon for Research and Development (R&D) tax credits. With the R&D Merged Scheme, set to kick in from April 2024, promising a simpler, more consolidated process. Other changes include the introduction of the R&D Intensive Scheme,...

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Tax

HMRC clamps down on ‘side hustle tax’ for online sellers

10th January 2024

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be cracking down on online sellers who are deemed to be ‘trading’. From the start of this year, various digital platforms, including Vinted and eBay, must share information with HMRC to identify individuals who...

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Payroll

Potential auto enrolment changes: don’t get caught out

21st December 2023

Earlier this year, the government confirmed that it intends to expand pension auto enrolment, a move that could have an impact on many employers and employees. Payroll Manager, Rebecca Gotch, explains more about the forthcoming changes and how employers can...

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Medical

GP Financial Snapshot

13th December 2023

The specialist medical team at Rowleys have launched the annual GP Financial Snapshot, a report that uses benchmarking data to provide insights into the financial position of a typical GP practice in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The report combines our...

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Tax

2023 Autumn Statement

23rd November 2023

On 22 November 2023, Jeremy Hunt delivered the ‘Autumn Statement for Growth’. Against an improving economic backdrop, the Chancellor is keen to stimulate economic growth and highlighted 110 measures for businesses. In addition, there were significant statements relating to National...

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Tax

Autumn Statement 2023 predictions

16th November 2023

On Wednesday 22 November, the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, will deliver the Autumn Statement 2023, where he will set out the Government’s tax and spending plans, and share a fiscal forecast. Here, we share an overview of our key predictions. Setting...

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General & People

Rowleys raises £3,000 for local charities

8th November 2023

Rowleys is delighted to have raised £3,000 for three local Leicestershire charities by cycling to the recent Rugby World Cup. On Thursday 26th October, 42 staff members, powered by bananas, biscuits and Haribo, cycled 429 miles from the Rowleys offices...

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Payroll

National Living Wage set to increase

1st November 2023

Recently the Chancellor announced that the National Living Wage is set to rise in April 2024 to over £11 per hour. Rowleys Head of Payroll, Rebecca Gotch, shares more about the announcement, what it means for employers and also looks...

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General & People

Rowleys to cycle to the Rugby World Cup

12th October 2023

The Rowleys team will undertake a virtual bike ride from their office in Leicester to the Stade de France in Paris, the venue of the Rugby World Cup final, in a bid to raise money for three local charities. Forty...

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Payroll

Unlocking success: The importance of self-development in payroll

8th September 2023

To round off our series of articles to mark the 2023 National Payroll Week, we focus on the importance of self-development in payroll. In the ever-evolving world of payroll management, staying up-to-date with the latest regulations, technologies, and best practices...

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