Posts Categorised: News

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

We are really pleased to have been able to support one of our clients, Alun Nicholas (a chartered architect) in an unusual charity escapade. Alun has spent the last two and half years growing his hair to raise money for The Little Princess Trust and Acorns Children’s Hospice. The process has caused some grief: partly… Read more »

Pictures in the Post – The Birmingham Post

Lewis Smith & Co., leading Dudley accountants, were delighted that news of the fantastic Black Country photos adorning their website has reached beyond the Black Country into neighbouring Birmingham. The Birmingham Post ran a half page feature on the photo collection, taken by award winning photographer Martin Brent, and included a great shot of Martin… Read more »

Two houses? Tell the taxman!

If you do have two properties then it is very important to let HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs) know as part of your CGT (Capital Gains Tax) planning. You probably know that your main residence is exempt from CGT. You may not have been aware of a couple of other useful pieces of information. Firstly… Read more »

Lewis Smith & Co. Fire Up Big Acquisition!

Craig Beale, Lewis Smith & Co. partner and M&A expert, has just helped 2 Black Country entrepreneurs in a million pound acquisition of a leading player in the Automatic Sprinklers market. Simon Jesson and Richard Pipe had been planning to acquire Fire Security (Sprinkler Installations) Ltd more than a year ago but found themselves struggling… Read more »

Lewis Smith & Co. get snapping in Netherton!

You might have noticed that our website is adorned with some rather nice photographs of the Black Country. Well other people think they are pretty good too. So today we have had the slightly strange situation of having Andrew Smith and Craig Beale from Lewis Smith & Co. along with award winning photographer Martin Brent… Read more »

The Tax Man Cometh! HMRC investigations on the rise.

The HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs) is getting tough as it seeks to maximise the collection of tax revenue in the face of the recession. According to the Times Online it doesn’t take too much to trigger an investigation by Revenue Inspectors. Mistakes in tax returns, large changes in income or the pattern of expenses… Read more »

Lewis Smith & Co. go Flickr

We have decided to set up a Lewis Smith & Co. Flickr account to show off our award winning photos to a wider audience. Flickr provides a place to host and share photos and videos with the world and apart from our pics there are a variety of others from around the Black Country and… Read more »

Thank You Darling

Well despite the economic turmoil the Chancellor has managed to delivery a budget that appears to be relatively neutral, except for the highest earners. Budget Summary Here are the high points (or low points depending on your perspective). Tax on alcohol and tobacco, and fuel duty all up. Scrappage scheme introduced to provide a £2,000… Read more »