- "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
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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
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Marlon Fox, Outlook Property Ltd
Six new taskforces launched by HMRC
HMRC has launched six new taskforces with the aim of recovering up to £23 million from traders who fail to pay the taxes they owe.
The latest taskforces, which target specific 'high risk' sectors in certain areas around the UK, form part of HMRC's wider plans to launch 30 more over the coming tax year.
The specialist teams will undertake intensive investigative activity by carrying out spot checks and examining business records. It will particularly focus on:
- Indoor and outdoor market traders in London
- Taxi firms in Yorkshire and East Midlands
- Property landlords in East Anglia, London, Yorkshire
- Restaurants in the Midlands.
Exchequer secretary David Gauke said: "We have made it clear that we will not tolerate tax evasion - everyone needs to pay the taxes they owe in full.
"We are determined to crack down on the minority who choose to break the rules. It is not fair that at a time when most hard-working people are paying the right tax, others are trying to get out of paying what they should."
HMRC is on target to collect more than £50 million as a result of the 12 taskforces it launched in the past year, which targeted sectors such as fast food outlets, scrap metal dealers and landlords.
The three-fold increase in the number of taskforces forms part of the Government's £917 million step-up to tackle tax evasion and fraud.
In addition to its taskforces, HMRC also launches various campaigns throughout the year allowing those who may not have paid the correct amount tax to come forward and settle their affairs. It is to plan three future campaigns in 2012 targeting direct sellers -such as door-to-door sales -, missing self-assessment tax returns and the home improvement sector.
We can help you to get your tax affairs in order, please contact us to find out more.