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Tax-free childcare roll out
The implementation of Tax-Free Childcare, the new government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare, is being rolled out ...Read more >
7 Feb 2018
HMRC halts thousands of scam text messages
HMRC have announced that they have stopped thousands of taxpayers from receiving scam text messages ‘with 90 percent of the most convi...Read more >
5 Feb 2018
Updated list of professional subscriptions
Employees are allowed to claim tax relief on their annual professional fees or subscriptions to some HMRC approved professional organisation...Read more >
2 Feb 2018
Coffee trade show
There’s something quite relaxing about sitting down with your favourite hot drink. Whether its tea or coffee everyone’s definiti...Read more >
15 Feb 2018
Latest job figures
The latest job figures are disappointing showing that the West Midlands has the highest unemployment rate in the UK. The Office for National...Read more >
1 Feb 2018
End of year tax planning video
As the end of the financial year approaches now is the time to start considering measures you could take to better structure your business o...Read more >
31 Jan 2018
Mike started his life in Suffolk. He took a degree in pure mathematics at St. Andrews University. After training at Arthur Andersen and then a small two partner firm in London specialising in the entertainment industry he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1976 being awarded the ‘tax prize for the best paper during his professional exams.
Following qualification Mike gained experience within small accountancy firms before being made partner at Raftery & Co (which later became part of Prime). After 7 years as partner, Michael moved to London and decided to start his own practice specialising in the not for profit sector and bespoke accounts and tax advice for successful professionals both UK and non-UK domiciled. He ran the practice for 28 years moving back to the Midlands 20 years ago. He remained in touch with Prime throughout and merged his practice with Prime in late 2016.
Michael’s clients have won the best in category award for Charity Accounts in two successive years. He was awarded a diploma in Charity Accounting in 2007. Mike was a founder member of the Charity Practitioners forum and its chair from 2014 to 2016.
Outside of work Michael lives in Dorridge and is married with two adult children. He enjoys travelling, yoga and walking.
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