- "In the last 20 years our business has changed considerably…and as the focus of our business has changed, Bird Luckin have moved with us."
Alex Tanner, George Tanner (Shalford) Ltd
- "Bird Luckin has looked after us incredibly well for over 60 years, they are pro-active and innovational - meeting all our needs to help us achieve our aims."
Richard Stubbings, Cliffords Limited
- "I can honestly say that Bird Luckin are the best firm of accountants and auditors I have ever dealt with - and I don't say that lightly!"
Colin Webb, Walthamstow Stadium
- "It's important for us to know that we will always be able to contact the right people to give us the right advice and support."
Jane Bennett, Bennetts Funeral Directors
- "Although we deal mainly with one Partner … we also know that if we need to contact someone else who is a specialist in another area, we can get the advice we need quickly and easily"
Jeremy Ruggles, J.S. Wright & Sons Ltd
- "Bird Luckin got us to a stage which would have taken us months - if not years - to reach on our own, and they got us there in a matter of weeks"
Matthew Sullivan, SNC Ltd
- "You can be a good accountant, but if you don't have an understanding of the industry it can be very difficult. "There are two or three people we have regular contact with at Bird Luckin who know our business well, and it makes a difference.""
Robert Church, W A Church (Bures) Ltd
- "The work which Bird Luckin has done for Boddingtons over the past few months has helped shape our future direction for the better."
John Warner, Chief Executive, Boddingtons Ltd
- "Bird Luckin has acted for us since our inception 10 years ago. They have a very 'can do' yet highly professional attitude - we are very appreciative of their support and advice over the years."
Marlon Fox, Outlook Property Ltd
12,000 sent incorrect tax penalty notices from HMRC
HMRC has apologised to more than ten thousand people who were wrongly sent penalty notices after it believed they had failed to file self assessment tax returns.
The 12,000 individuals are among many who have been removed from HMRC's self assessment database following a cleanse of the database and an invitation to taxpayers to contact HMRC if they felt they shouldn't be in self assessment.
The penalty notice letters warned individuals about £10 daily fines for non-filing which start on Tuesday, as well as a fixed penalty of £100. HMRC is to send letters apologising to those affected.
According to national press, a spokesperson for HMRC said: "We are very sorry and can reassure these customers that we know who they are and that this letter is incorrect - they do not owe a penalty. We are writing to all of them to apologise and to explain this error."
"We can reassure these customers that they have been removed from self assessment," they added.
The deadline for online self assessment forms was 31 January, although strike action caused this to be extended to 2 February, while the paper return deadline was in October last year.
HMRC is introducing new fine penalties this year, meaning that as well as the fixed £100 for late filing, individuals will also be fined £10 for each additional day from Tuesday 1 May, up to a maximum of £900 over three months. Returns that are six months late will be charged an additional £300 or five per cent of the tax due, whichever is the higher.