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Halifax Wireform Co. Limited

Go into any supermarket in the UK, and you’ll almost certainly see a product made by Halifax Wireform – not for sale, but displaying the goods that are.

The family business, which began life more than half a century ago, in 1952, manufactures wire, tube and sheet metal goods, with a particular specialism in bespoke supermarket shelving and display equipment for fast-moving consumer goods. They are now major manufacturing sub-contractors to the shop fitting and display industries

Director Andrew Morley has been with the family business, started by his father and uncle, since leaving school over 40 years ago, and Lambert Roper & Horsfield have acted as Wireform’s accountants, auditors and financial advisors for most of that time.

He says: “I remember David coming to Wireform in the early days with his dad, Keith Roper, to present the annual accounts and work with us whilst we were evolving our costing systems and other financial aspects of the company. This was when I was learning the ropes from my own father and uncle.”

Over the years, Halifax Wireform has grown to a substantial company, employing up to 70 people and with the in-house capacity to deal with day to day financial issues, such as invoicing, payroll, tax and VAT, monthly management accounts and pension administration.

Lambert Roper & Horsfield carry out the company’s audit and annual accounts and although formal meetings take place only a couple of times a year, Andrew says: “They are always on the end of the phone when we need advice.

“We have always been fairly cautious in the way we do business but if we are thinking of committing ourselves to any substantial capital expenditure, we would always ask David to take an overview and give us his opinion.

“The beauty of knowing our company inside out is that they see the bigger picture, including personal finance issues. For example, they have arranged pensions for our directors and some of our managerial staff and they have been able to guide us through complex tax issues, relating to dividends, inheritance tax planning, wills and vehicle tax and finance.

“Although circumstances have not yet dictated this, we know there are even more complex and specialist areas which Lamberts can bring to the table, should the need arise.

“And it’s equally reassuring that Lambert Roper & Horsfield are a very well-respected and reputable firm. As their client, that gives us a quality stamp that stands us in good stead with people like the tax or VAT authorities.

“We envisage no circumstances which would cause us to even consider looking to move to another accountancy practice.”

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Only a few days are left to submit applications for the third SEISS grant

January 22nd, 2021

Any applications for the latest round of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) must be submitted by the deadline on 29 January 2021.

This grant offers a taxable support payment equal to 80 per cent of the average of three months’ trading profits (up to a maximum of £7,500) to eligible individuals.

If you believe that you are eligible for this grant, you should apply immediately.

Many of those who have previously used the scheme may still be eligible, as long as they are a self-employed individual or a member of a partnership, have trading profits of no more than £50,000 per year and meet the following criteria:

You must have traded in both tax years:

  • 2018/2019 and submitted your Self-Assessment tax return on or before 23 April 2020 for that year
  • 2019/2020.

You must also either:

  • Be currently trading but are impacted by reduced demand due to Coronavirus; or
  • Have been trading but are temporarily unable to do so due to Coronavirus.

You must also declare that:

  • You intend to continue trading; and
  • You reasonably believe there will be a significant reduction in your trading profits.

Further clarification on what constitutes reduced demand or a significant reduction in trading profits can be found on the GOV.UK website here.

You cannot claim the grant if you trade through a limited company as a director or you operate through a trust.

To confirm your eligibility and to make an application, please use the link below:

Click here to apply for the SEISS grant

Those who have used the scheme previously or intend to apply for the latest grant should be aware that all SEISS grants are taxable in the 2020/21 tax year.

This means that no element of the SEISS grants should be reported on a 2019/20 Self-Assessment tax return, which should be filed by 31 January 2021.

Funding via a fourth grant should be available soon, which will cover the period from February to April 2021. The details of this fourth grant, including its launch date and the amount of financial support available through it, are yet to be confirmed.

Claims for the SEISS have to made by the taxpayer themselves and cannot be made by agents, such as accountants.

However, if you need support preparing a claim for the SEISS, we can assist you.

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