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16th May 2019

Practice Administrator Vacancy

Filed Under: THL News, Recruitment


We are looking for a responsible Practice Administrator to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties include providing support to the other members of the THL team, assisting in daily office needs and managing our general administrative activities.

The successful candidate should be able to schedule meetings and appointments and make travel arrangements, prepare reports and make office supplies arrangements, greet visitors and provide general admin support. Ultimately, the Practice Administrator should be able to ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the office.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Answering and directing phone calls.
  • Assist in the preparation of regular management reports.
  • Organise and schedule appointments and meetings.
  • Working closely with the Staff Partner to update and maintain office policies and procedures.
  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers.
  • Provide general support to visitors.
  • Plan in-house or off-site activities, like parties and celebrations.

Requirements and skills of the successful candidate would include:

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise work.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel and Outlook).
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment with the ability to multi-task.
  • The ability to work as a team as well as individually.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Working knowledge of office equipment like printers, scanners, copiers and franking machines.
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements.

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8th January 2019

THL Tax Senior Vacancy – Position Filled

Filed Under: Recruitment


We are looking for someone to join our busy team to assist with the tax function and report directly to the Partners.

Previous experience is essential, and you should ideally have at least 3 years working in practice and having obtained the ATT qualification would be advantageous.  You will have good communication, computer and problem-solving skills.  In additional you will be resourceful, analytical, adaptable and organised with the ability to build rapport with clients.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Completing self-assessments tax returns for individuals, partnerships and trusts and estates.
  • Preparing income and expenditure accounts for small unincorporated businesses.
  • Liaising with HMRC and other third parties to ensure the smooth handling of our clients’ tax affairs.
  • Providing ad hoc consultancy advice on a whole range of tax matters.
  • Be prepared to help out and assist colleagues when needed.

THL is a unique, dynamic, busy and ambitious firm.  You will enjoy working as part of our close team where everyone is valued and what they do matters.

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30th October 2018

Autumn Budget 2018

Filed Under: Tax, Accounting, Business News


Income Tax

  • Personal allowance to go up to £12,500 from April 2019. It will remain the same for 2020/21 and then increase by the rate of inflation thereafter.
  • The basic rate band will be extended to £37,500 from April 2019 and again will remain the same for 2020/21 and then increase by the rate of inflation.
  • Starting rate for savings 0% band will remain at £5,000.

Capital Allowances

  • The first-year allowanced for electric charge-points will be extended by 4 years until 31 March 2023 for corporation tax and 5 April 2023 for income tax purposes.

Capital Gains Tax

  • The qualifying period for Entrepreneurs’ Relief will be extended from one year to two years. This will affect disposals on or after 6 April 2019 except where a business ceased before 29 October 2018.
  • To qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief on the disposal of shares in a personal company the tests will now require the claimant to have a 5% interest in both the distributable profits and the net assets of the company.
  • UK tax residents disposing of a UK residential property will be required to make a payment on account of the capital gains tax liability due on disposals on or after 6 April 2020.
  • From April 2020 the final period exemption for private residence relief will be reduced from 18 months to 9 months.
  • From April 2020 capital gains tax letting relief will be reformed so that it only applies in circumstances where the owner of the property is in ‘shared-occupancy’ with a tenant.

Miscellaneous

  • The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme individual donation limit increases to £30.
  • The off-payroll rules that applied to workers in the public sector form April 2016 will apply to workers in the private sector from April 2020.
  • The ISA allowance has remained unchanged at £20,000.
  • The lifetime allowance for pension savings will increased to £1,055,000.
  • The VAT registration threshold for registration and deregistration will not change for a further two years and will remain at £85,000 and £83,000 respectively.

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