WSM Blog

Ashes to Economy?

England has retained the Ashes this summer but is it just cricket that will be depressing the Australians over the next few weeks? 

Business Clients

What office sharing can do for your venture

Office sharing is a phenomenon that has been on the rise since the start of the economic downturn. With businesses having to make redundancies, sharing their office space meant they did not have to downsize. These otherwise-empty desks have proven to be a great option for small businesses and freelancers; everyone benefits!  Want to know more? Guest blogger, Peter Ames from Office Genie, explains how it could benefit your business.

Business Clients

Are you racking up a tax bill by selling online?

With the government cracking down on tax avoidance, issues around online selling are coming back into the media. 

Private Clients

Help-To-Buy Scheme

On the 20 March 2013, Chancellor George Osborne announced new plans to help individuals procure their own homes in the form of the Help-To-Buy Scheme.

Business Clients, Private Clients, Property

The Taxman

So there I was, catching up with an old friend when our conversation once again turned to tax related matters (much to my personal glee). Not the tax conversations of recent times however, which normally take the path of ‘grumble grumble Google grumble’. My friend had recently received a letter from HMRC, and upon opening it, somewhat timidly at the sheer horror of what might lie within, she noted two words that she was certainly not expecting.

Business Clients, Private Clients, Property

The Wrong Side of the Right Curve

As Britain grinds its way out of a near triple-dip recession, most analysis has focused on the use of monetary policy and quantitative easing (QE) as a means of economic stimulant, rather than the effects of fiscal policy on economic recovery. Eyes will be on Mark Carney, the new Governor of the Bank of England, as he puts an end to Britain’s ever expanding QE stimulus. 

Business Clients, Private Clients

The Impact of “Tax Shaming”

The Dolce and Gabbana case highlighted the recent crackdown on tax evasion schemes and the subsequent negative publicity attached to it.  It has also exposed a number of companies with complicated tax structures who have successfully managed to ‘avoid’ paying tax over a number of years.  

Business Clients, Private Clients

New company? New business? Where do I start?

Starting a new company or starting to provide goods or services in a new jurisdiction, if you are setting up in the UK from overseas, is a daunting prospect. Whether you have £2,000 or £2 million to invest in your start-up you can still be faced with the problem of where to start and who to go to first for help.

Business Clients

Staying on the hobby horse

Sometimes it is a good idea to stay on a hobby horse – this one has brought in over one million pounds in cash for our clients! 

Business Clients

There’s no such thing as a tax haven!

Yesterday, news of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s crimes rocked the fashion world: the famous duo have each been sentenced to one year and eight months in prison by the Italian Supreme court and were fined just under half a billion euros between them. The Internal Revenue Service has, independently of the courts, fined the pair €343m and their accountant has been sentenced to two years imprisonment. 

Business Clients, Private Clients