News and Publications
Farmhouses provide no warm welcome for HMRC - Thu 6 June 2013
HMRC has lost a long-running court case where it sought to charge inheritance tax on farmhouses where the farmland and farmhouse are not in common ownership.
James Cowper hits the right notes for One Media AIM float - Fri 31 May 2013
Thames Valley and South Coast accountants James Cowper has advised music and film rights owner One Media on its successful AIM float.
James Cowper and Satellite Applications Catapult to reach for the stars - Tue 28 May 2013
Thames Valley and South Coast accountants James Cowper has been appointed auditors to the recently launched Satellite Applications Catapult, a technology and innovation centre dedi...
Active accountants raise funds for five local charities - Fri 17 May 2013
Staff at Thames Valley and Southampton accountants and business advisers James Cowper have been putting their fundraising skills to good use to raise nearly £10,000 for five local ...
IHT relief warning for business owners - Tue 7 May 2013
Business owners who took out borrowing secured on a personal asset such as their home, in order to invest in a business are seeing their well-made plans unpicked by the Treasury. ...
Farming estates find little to cheer in Budget says James Cowper - Fri 22 March 2013
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne did not have much room for manoeuvre in his 2013 Budget and is unlikely to have made many friends in the farming community.
James Cowper Budget Comment - Fri 22 March 2013
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne did not have much room for manoeuvre in his 2013 Budget yet has found a little to help many quarters of society.
Guernsey set to no longer be a tax haven under deal - Wed 20 March 2013
Britons with offshore accounts in Guernsey could find themselves much worse off under a deal to boost transparency between the Treasury and the crown dependency.
Survey shows how Government can boost tech industries - Fri 15 March 2013
A survey of over 2,000 technology businesses published this week shows a sector buoyed by its strengths in the development and commercialisation of technology but equally aware it ...
HMRC cracks down on buy to let investors who sell up - Thu 14 March 2013
People who have sold properties that are not their main homes and who have not told HMRC about the profits they have made are facing penalty letters from the taxman under a new cam...
VAT windfall for occupational pensions denied - Mon 11 March 2013
Judges in Luxembourg have this week (7 March 2013) ruled that UK workplace defined pension funds are not special investment funds and therefore not exempt from paying VAT on invest...
PRE AND POST 6 APRIL 2013 TAX PLANNING - Fri 8 March 2013
It is that time of year to carry out a review of your financial affairs to maximise 2012/13 tax reliefs. Any review should not however be limited to the current tax year but shoul...
Budget to focus on clampdowns not cuts, says accountants James Cowper - Fri 8 March 2013
George Osborne will do all he can to promote growth but has limited scope for manoeuvre when the budget is given on 20 March, says Stephen Barratt, Private Client Tax Director at a...
James Cowper advises City & County Healthcare on its first Welsh acquisition - Fri 8 March 2013
Thames Valley and South Coast accountants James Cowper client and private equity-backed company, City & County Healthcare Group, has acquired ISS Healthcare for an undisclosed amou...
Isle of Man no longer a tax haven under tax deal - Mon 25 February 2013
HMRC has announced that Britons concealing money in the Isle of Man have three years to own up and get their affairs in order.