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Burton Sweet are chartered accountants and business advisers, based in and around the South West’s largest city. We work closely with business owners, FDs and financial controllers who use financial planning not only to target profitability but to analyse, understand and control their businesses.

Highly recommended if you are seeking a quality accountancy practice to support business growth in the South West of England.

Martin Rothwell

Managing Director, Rothwell & Towler

…the whole team at Burton Sweet are everything you want from a firm of accountants – they take an interest in me and my businesses.

Clare Lindstrand

DIrector, Department 707

The meaning of goodwill

Goodwill is a term we hear about often, but interestingly, is rarely mentioned in legislation. In fact, the term 'goodwill' is not defined for the purposes of the Capital Gains legislation in TCGA 1992.

Most definitions of goodwill are

Taxation of miscellaneous income

There are special rules, known as the miscellaneous income sweep-up provisions, that seek to charge tax on certain income. This unusual provision, which is broad in scope, catches certain income that would not otherwise be charged under specific

When are scholarships taxable as benefits?

The holder of a scholarship is exempt from a charge to Income Tax on income from a scholarship when receiving full-time education at a university, college, school or other educational establishment.

Please note, that the provision of a scholarship

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