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Matthew
Williams

FCA CTA

Managing Director

As a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, Matthew is able to advise on a wide range of matters, including specialist tax issues


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Eirian
Humphreys
ACA FCCA

Agricultural Director

Having worked on the family farm for a number of years, Eirian Humphreys decided on a change of career in 2000, and joined a local accountancy practice…


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Janet
Collins

ACCA

Director

Janet started her accountancy career with a Llandovery accountancy practice in 1984, before moving to a larger Swansea accountancy firm to gain more experience


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CGT: PPR relief restored for off-plan purchases
  The Court of Appeal has concluded that the gain made from a home bought off-plan can be covered in
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Is MTD a solution to an old way of working?
  As more advanced tax technologies become commonly used, employing AI and real-time data feedback, will the problem MTD is
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Re-clench for MTD 2020: Three major changes
  It is the April 2020 phase of MTD introduction that will cause most issues. How are the three reforms
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IR35: Over half of self-employed people don’t know what it is
Survey of 2,000 self-employed people in the UK also revealed that 30% want to see IR35 dropped from the private
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HMRC tips on avoiding Self-Assessment tax scams
    HM Revenue and Customs is warning millions of Self-Assessment customers to be aware of fraudsters in the run
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Trivial benefits exemption
  HMRC’s ‘Trivial Benefits Exemption’ allows a director of a company to receive individual benefits of £50 or less, and
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Maternity allowance for self-employed
Maternity Allowance for 39 weeks   You might get Maternity Allowance for 39 weeks if one of the following applies:
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Annual staff party can qualify as a tax free benefit
Staff parties: at a glance   A staff party or an annual function qualfies as a tax-free benefit for your employees providing that you meet the following
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Minimising taxable profits – the way forward for SMEs to reduce corporate tax bills
  What small businesses need to be aware of in order to avoid onerous corporate tax bills   Corporation tax has had
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What we gained from Xerocon
  On the 13th and 14th of November three members of our team attended Xerocon in London. Xerocon was a
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Payroll: SME employees making pay check errors need accountant’s expertise
  The survey found that the problem was particularly prevalent among employees of smaller businesses, with 77% of SME employees
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Three quarters of organisations not ready for IR35 rules
  With IR35 regulations set to be extended in six months, the vast majority of organisations are not ready to
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VAT building project challenge
Neil Warren considers some of the key VAT issues for a developer who has bought a detached house and plans
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HMRC takes record £860m in penalties
  Last year, HMRC imposed a record £860m in penalties on individual taxpayers, up 24% from £694m in 2017/18, according
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Government prescribes a solution to doctors’ pension predicament
Flexing contributions to the NHS pension scheme may solve the problem which has led to doctors reducing their working hours
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What has HMRC changed on Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is an important source of income for many charities and is now worth £1.35bn a year to the
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Tax-Free Childcare Scheme offers up to £2,000 a year per child
You can get up to £500 every 3 months (£2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with
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Monthly Tax E-News – November 2019
Monthly Tax E-News - November 2019 Dear Reader, Welcome to our monthly newswire, we hope that you find it useful.
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LHP become Receipt Bank Diamond Partners
On the 11th of October Olivia from receipt bank came to our office in Carmarthen and provided training for all
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Brexit causes delay on Budget
  On 14 October, the government announced that the Chancellor of the Exchequer (currently Sajid Javid) would present his Budget
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Networking lunch to build professional relationships
I was really pleased to be able to facilitate a meeting amongst women professionals around Carmarthenshire last week.   I was
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Monthly Tax E-News – October 2019
Monthly Tax E-News  - October 2019   Dear Reader, Welcome to our latest Monthly Tax E-News. We hope you enjoy
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UK “No Deal” Brexit Planning Checklist
UK "No Deal" Brexit Planning Checklist   UK “No Deal” Brexit Planning Checklist    Introduction There is still uncertainty around
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Monthly Tax E-News – September 2019
Monthly Tax E-News  - September 2019 GOVERNMENT U-TURN ON PENSION TAX FOR DOCTORS AND OTHERS? In earlier newsletters we reported
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OFF-PAYROLL WORKING RULES GOING AHEAD
  The draft Finance Bill clauses issued for consultation on 11 July include legislation to extend the “off-payroll” working rules
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Landlords on the edge
Buy-to-let landlords are being pushed over tax cliff edges, as their taxable income is increased by restrictions on the amount
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Monthly Tax E-News – October 2018
Your Monthly Tax E-News with latest tax news and updates. View this email in your browser Call: Carmarthen 01267 237
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Accountants Carmarthenshite, Tenby event , agriculture specialist
Sbarc: Join us this October at The Salt Cellar, Tenby
Event Details   We hope you're able to join us for our next event which we will be hosting at The
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Monthly E-News – September 2018
Call: Carmarthen 01267 237 534 | Call: Haverfordwest 01437 766 749 | Call: Lampeter 01570 422204 | Email: info@lhp.co.uk | www.lhp.co.uk Monthly Tax E-News
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BUDGET NOVEMBER 2017
BUDGET NOVEMBER 2017 – key points   With immediate effect: new announcements From 22 November 2017, Stamp Duty Land Tax
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E-News | August 2017
Monthly Tax E-News - August 2017 Call: Carmarthen 01267 237 534 | Call: Haverfordwest 01437 766 749 | Call: Lampeter
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E – News | July 2017
Monthly Tax E-News - July 2017 Call: Carmarthen 01267 237 534 | Call: Haverfordwest 01437 766 749 | Call: Lampeter 01570
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Making Tax Digital
With HMRC looking to change the way our clients keep their records, join us for an update on what their
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Pembrokeshire office
LHP are pleased to announce the opening of our Pembrokeshire office in Haverfordwest. The team will be looking after the
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LHP Business Award winners
Following on from a very successful 3rd LHP Business Awards, which included over 200 business people from the local community,
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LHP West Wales Business Awards – 7th May 2015
LHP are holding their 3rd annual west Wales Business Awards at Parc y Scarlets on the 7th May 2015. Nominations
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Janet Collins promoted to Director
LHP has pleased to announce the promotion of their practice manager to director. Janet Collins, who has been with the
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Barclays & LHP Digital conference
Director Matthew Williams presented along with the team at Barclays, a look at the future of accountancy. With the advert
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Tax questions 8th Oct 2014
1. We would like to take our staff out for a Christmas lunch. How much can I spend without incurring
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Xero Bookkeeping
With the advent of new forms of bookkeeping, LHP Chartered Accountants have introduced a free transfer for all SAGE &
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New office
LHP Chartered Accountants are pleased to announce that we will shortly be moving to new premises. To accommodate a sustained period
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Student of the year
LHP are pleased to congratulate our trainee accountant Nerys Thomas on her recent success in her AAT exams. In addition,
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Recruitment drive
Due to the continued growth of the practice we would like to hear from any indiviudals who would like to
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Budget 2014
For all the latest announcements in the budget, please contact us for further details. We can email you a summary
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Farming Connect Seminar
Our farming partner, Eirian Humphreys, who is building a substantial reputation in the area for his farming knowledge, was recently
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HMRC Property Rental Campaign
With the recent ending of the Property Sales Campaign on 6 September 2013, HMRC are continuing the theme of targeting
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New audit staff
With further growth in our audit department, we are pleased to announce that Mr Rhys Jones has joined our audit
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LHP Golf Day
In March, LHP launched their inaugural golf day for clients and associates. With over 18 teams playing on a wet and
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LHP staff members pass exams
Recently several staff members passed their exams. Among them were Carina Evans who successfully passed some of her ACCA exams
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Job Vacancies
From time to time we have opportunities for bright and enthusiastic individuals to work and train in our tax and
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RTI seminar
To assist our clients with the forthcoming introduction to Real Time Information (RTI) for PAYE, we will be having a seminar
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Tax questions
My father recently gave me his property, however he continues to live in it. As he is quite elderly I
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Autumn Budget Summary
Today the Chancellor announced his autumn statement, which outlined the Governments plan for the next few years. In recent years
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New opening hours
From January the 7th 2013 the office of LHP will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. We
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Tax questions
With the recent announcement in the pre-budget report, they mentioned that capital allowances will be increasing in January 2013. I
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Succession and Exit Tax Planning Seminar
Eirian Humphreys of LHP, in conjunction with Siân Bushell Associates and Agriadvisor are hosting a seminar on Succession and Exit
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Business luncheon
The Falcon Hotel once again hosted the LHP Business Luncheon. Over 30 people were in attendence and an excellent talk
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Tax questions
I am a local farmer and would like to know about grants that are available to help us with pollution
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West Wales new start business awards
LHP - Chartered Accountants have launched the new business start up awards for west Wales. With cash prizes for the winners
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Ffos Las racing
LHP invited clients and business contacts to join them at the Countryside Alliance day at Ffos Las in October. A fantastic
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Welsh Dairy Show 2012
Celebrating the Welsh Dairy Show 2012, LHP attended the show this year to support our local farmers. We met lots
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West Wales Business luncheon
The inaugural business lunch was keenly supported on the 26th October at the Falcon Hotel. With nearly 30 participants, an
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Heineken rugby – Scarlets v Leinster
Heineken rugby - Scarlets v Leinster As a keen rugby supporter Matthew Williams was kindly invited to the Scarlets match
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal
I have recently received details about RTI (Real Time Information) for my PAYE scheme for the employees I have. What
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LHP Business Launch
In line with our new logo, LH Phillips & Co have rebranded to become LHP - Chartered Accountants. With a
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New brand launch LHP – Chartered Accountants
Friday 12th October at the Falcon Hotel, saw the re-branding of the firm to LHP - Chartered Accountants. Over 80
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Digita Software Conference
Matthew Williams and Janet Collins attended a two day course provided by Digita (Thomson Reuters). Digita are our accounts and
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal
We make a lot of deliveries around Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire and would like to purchase a new vehicle. What would
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal
We run a business and need to employ additional staff over the summer holidays. These typically will be students or
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal
We are a small company who have 3 self-employed people working for us. They have been with us for between
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal
Last year we purchased a house, which we wanted to let out. However, we were unable to rent it out
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal
As a charity, we manage two large listed buildings. We are concerned that the changes in VAT mentioned in the
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal
In a change to my normal question and answers, I have reviewed the recent budget and summarised the main points
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Budget Report 2012
The latest budget report was unveiled on the 25th March 2012. If you have any queries, please contact your business partner
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal
I have been told that it is important that I spend as much money on plant & machinery as possible
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal
I have recently received a coding notice from HM Revenue & Customs regarding my employment. How do I know that
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal
My husband died recently and our wills state that on the first death their estate is to pass onto the
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal
I am going to start up a new graphic design business, but I’m not sure whether I should be VAT
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal
I am struggling this year to complete my tax return by the 31 October. Would it be ok if I
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal
We are looking to retire but we want to rent out our farm to supplement our pension. What is the
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal
We are thinking about renting one of the rooms in our house to a student studying locally, to boost our
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal
I am thinking of buying a car for use in my business, but have heard this can be quite an
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal 15th June 2011
I am director of a small company that started just over 12 months ago. To try and gain new clients
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Tax expert Carmarthenshire Journal
I inherited a property several years ago from my late mother and I have rented it out since. The tenant
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Tax Questions Carmarthen Journal
I receive mileage payments of 31p/mile from my employer when I use my car for business. I thought the rate
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal
I read in recent press about HMRC cracking down on plumbers. As a gas fitter will this mean I’ll automatically
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Tax expert Carmarthen Journal
I have been told that I should be entitled to tax credits, but I am self-employed. How will this work
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 15th December 2010
My son and daughter-in-law cannot afford to buy their own place, however, I’ve been thinking of buying a property to
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 17th November 2010
In August 2008 I purchased a house, which I intended to let out. I was unable to do this until
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 27th October 2010
I am a professional person with a relatively high income, but I am concerned about the changes announced recently to
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Tax Questions Carmarthen Journal 15th September 2010
I have received a letter this morning from HM Revenue & Customs saying that I have paid too little tax
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 18th August 2010
We are looking to buy a new car for our business and we would like to know more about fuel
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 21st July 2010
In the recent emergency budget, I read that the tax changes that they were going to make to my holiday
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 16th June 2010
I will be 65 in two years time, but I don’t know whether I will receive the full state pension,
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New government coalition
Local businesses in general should be satisfied with the new coalition government, as not only does it bring stability to
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 19th May 2010
I work for a building firm and friends who work for a competitor have said that they get tax relief
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 14th April 2010
We are in our late 60’s and have a reasonable amount of savings and investments. We are worried about possible
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 27th January 2010
I recently received a PAYE coding notice through the post for 2010-2011, but it includes tax on a company car
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal
As rural farmers we are not particularly computer literate but we keep getting letters from HM Revenue & Customs wanting
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Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 3rd Nov 2009
Tax questions Carmarthen Journal 3rd Nov 2009 J.C. I have read recently that there are to be changes to the tax
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