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PKF-FPM RoI Newsletter – Issue 4

Please find enclosed our fourth and final newsletter of 2015.  In this edition we cover recent announcements by Minister Noonan in the Budget, along with recent activity by Revenue in the construction sector, where Site Identifier Numbers (SIN) will be mandatory in all contract notifications from 1 December on the eRCT system. We also have our usual business and legal briefs as well as a short ...

UK Autumn Statement 2015

UK Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement and Spending Review on Wednesday 25 November 2015. Click Here for the PKF-FPM Autumn Statement 2015. If you have any queries regarding this please contact Executive Director Anne Rooney at ap.rooney@pkffpm.com.

PKF-FPM Win Top UK Accountancy Employer Award

PKF International is delighted to congratulate our member firm PKF-FPM Accountants who won the Accountancy Age Top UK Accountancy Employer Award at the British Accountancy Awards The 2015 Best Employer Award sought to identify and recognise the best accountancy practice to work for in the UK. The project was a joint effort between Accountancy Age and the Best Companies Group.   Over the past six months, Employer ...

Tax savings by splitting ownership of rental property

Question. I have heard that you can split the ownership of a property which is jointly owned and save tax. Is this right? Answer. The renting out of property by individuals produces rental income which is subject to income tax on the part of the beneficial owner of the property (less relevant tax deductible expenses e.g. management fees; repairs; maintenance and loan interest etc). The highest rate ...

Tax free Christmas gifts for staff

Question. I want to buy gifts for my employees for Christmas as a thank you for their hard work and commitment over the past year. I don’t want my employees to pay tax or national insurance on these gifts – or the hassle of any extra administration. How can I do this tax efficiently? Answer. From April 2015 “trivial” benefits paid to staff costing less than £50 ...

Family Business Breakfast Seminar

PKF-FPM and Newry Chamber would like to invite you to the Family Business Breakfast seminar on Tuesday 1st December at 7.45am in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry. Our Managing Director, Feargal McCormack will deliver the presentation which promises to be an insightful look not only at family businesses but the DNA and culture that is in place in successful growth businesses. It is recognised that Succession ...

Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Louth, Sponored by Dundalk Chamber

PKF-FPM Director Michael Farrell, Treasurer of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce presenting a lifetime achievement award to Tom McGuinness of Horseware at the Dundalk Chamber Annual Awards night in the Carrickdale Hotel on Saturday night.  Picture in the photo is Michael Gaynor, President of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, David Minto (accepting the award on behalf of Tom McGuinness and Michael Farrell Treasurer of Dundalk Chamber of ...

Regional Development Centre launches a Competitive Prize fund for Entrepreneurs

The Regional Development Centre (RDC) at Dundalk Institute of Technology, a campus based innovation and business incubation centre, announces a competitive prize fund sponsored by AIB, PKF-FPM Accountants Limited (PKF-FPM) and the RDC totalling a value of €13,000 targeted to its Enterprise Ireland funded New Frontiers Programme Phase 3 participants. Commenting on this initiative, Aidan Browne, Incubation Centre Manager at the RDC, has said: “We are very ...

Finance Minister Arlene Foster MLA meets John Sim, World CEO of PKF International at Stormont Castle.

PKF International is one of the largest global accountancy networks with aggregate fee income of $2.7billion from 300 members firms in 125 countries. Mr Sim, along with his wife Pattra, was visiting leading member firm PKF-FPM.   Pictured in the photo is Pattra Sim, John Sim, Minister for Finance, Arlene Foster MLA and Feargal McCormack, Managing Director of PKF-FPM.

Dundalk-based Blueacre lands €4.5m EU H2020 project

Blueacre Technology has just secured a role in a €4.5m EU research project developing next-generation surgical devices with eight other companies from Europe. Openmind – part of H2020 – is the name of the new EU-funded project, with Dundalk-based Blueacre initially starting on the development of guide wires, which play a role in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Guide wires can be used in cardiac interventions, with stenting ...