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Darren Birt


Darren has experience of business analysis, system design and implementation of NetSuite solutions, together with operational management and leadership of a professional services organisation across a wide range of sectors including professional services, warehousing and distribution, e-commerce, not-for-profit, healthcare and technology firms. His functional expertise includes multi-company finance, CRM and project management.

HMRC makes backdated VAT policy change to termination fees

17 October 2020

In the past, HMRC has accepted that contractually agreed payments due in the event of a breach of contract, and thus amounting to compensation, were typically outside the scope of VAT, because they are not consideration for any supply of goods or services.

Pub and restaurant groups suffer sales set-backs in September

16 October 2020

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar groups saw sales fall back significantly in September after August’s Eat Out To Help Out campaign boost and the introduction of the 10pm curfew at the end of the month, latest data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Six challenges for scaling tech businesses for 2021
Ross Stupart

16 October 2020

In this article we discuss the six challenges for scaling tech businesses for 2021 including accessing capital, business structures, succession, intellectual property and the Covid-19 bill.

A catalyst for change: New ways of working for the travel and tourism industry
Ian Bell

14 October 2020

As CJRS ends, the burning question on every senior leader’s mind will be workforce, and what next?

Travel sector heavily reliant on furlough scheme with new measures failing to provide support, finds research from RSM and ABTA
Ian Bell

14 October 2020

A new report from RSM and ABTA shows that 89 per cent of travel businesses made use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and 84 per cent expect to use it until the end of October.

Could a hard Brexit see the introduction of a higher rate of VAT on luxury goods?

13 October 2020

One of the skills of an accomplished Chancellor of the Exchequer is to use a single tax to achieve multiple political objectives. We review the UK’s pre-EEC experience of a purchase tax and ask whether a hard Brexit could see the introduction of a higher rate of VAT on luxury goods.

Alex Hire

Senior Manager

Alex is an FCCA accountant with over 19 years internal audit experience. Alex works predominantly in the not for profit public sector including NHS, education and social housing, but also has experience of working with financial services clients, private and charity sectors.

Special administration regime for the insolvency of higher education institutions
Lisa Randall

08 October 2020

There is a call to action to the government to give further consideration to a special administration regime for the insolvency of higher education institutions along the same lines as already exists for further education and social housing.

Class 1 acquisition of the Architas UK Investment Business
Diane Craig

02 October 2020

Our capital markets team has acted as reporting accountant on the acquisition of the UK Investment Business of Architas Limited, from AXA by Liontrust Asset Management plc.


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