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Practice News


We are pleased to announce that Sarah Gardner has been shortlisted for the Presidents Award – Professional Stage. It is a great honour and achievement to be shortlisted for this prestigious award.

The winner will be announced at the Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner to be held in Newcastle with special guests including the former Home Secretary, Rt Hon Alan Johnson.

The award is given to one student in the Northern Area who has demonstrated academic excellence by finishing in the top 20 of highest overall marks in their professional stage exams and made an exceptional contribution to their firm.

Sarah has worked at our Darlington office for 3 years and recently passed her final ICAEW exams.

She joined us after studying classical piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she obtained a Diploma of Higher Education in Music Performance.

She is our first employee to have played solo piano at the Royal Albert Hall and been broadcast on Classic FM.


As most clients will be aware now, Making Tax Digital is to be introduced for VAT from April 2019.

The main effect of this will be to require all VAT registered persons to maintain accounting records electronically.

Our Northallerton office is hosting a presentation jointly with Farmplan at Romanby Golf Club on 8 October, to suggest ways that particularly agricultural clients may meet these new obligations.

Please contact any office if you would like to attend even if you are not already a client.