- "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
Pension tax and share schemes to be simplified
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has announced that it is next to direct its attention to pensioners' tax and share schemes.
In addition to its work on streamlining the small business tax regime, the OTS will be reviewing the complexities faced by pensioners, especially those on low incomes and with earnings from several sources.
Also under scrutiny will be share schemes, with particular focus on harmonising the rules and making the arrangements easier to use.
In a letter to the Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP, Michael Jack, chairman of the OTS, wrote: "For the estimated 5.6 million people of pensionable age paying tax, this area is widely acknowledged as causing too many problems for a group, some of whom are the least able to cope with them.
"The OTS will be looking for ways in which pensioners' tax affairs can be dealt with in a much more straightforward way - especially for those with multiple sources of income.
"As for Share Schemes, this is an area that businesses have regularly cited to us as an area with too many complexities and traps for the unwary. So we will be looking to see if there is scope to harmonise rules and make arrangements simpler to use."
The aim is to come up with recommendations in time for Budget 2012.
The OTS was set up in July 2010 to provide expert advice to the Chancellor on ways of improving the UK's tax system.
So far, it has conducted two reviews on simplifying tax reliefs and small business taxation.