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Congratulations, Liz Newell! – Women Leaders MK 2015 Award winner for professional services

At a nail-biting evening on 20 November, our own Liz Newell saw off 4 other short-listed candidates to win the coveted professional services category at the inaugural Women Leaders MK awards. As an equity partner at Keens, Liz is passionate about helping and supporting local businesses and organisat… More

Keens Shay Keens MK LLP announce merger with local accountancy firm HWS

Keens Shay Keens MK LLP and HWS, two long established local accountancy firms, have announced that they will be merging with effect from November 1 2015. Both firms have long histories in Milton Keynes. Keens has been located in the heart of Central Milton Keynes since 1986, with local roots dati… More

Dividend tax changes – Should you take more income before 6 April 2016?

warning here: we have no draft legislation yet  –  just some explanatory notes issued by the Treasury and HMRC.  However, based on those notes… At the moment, in arriving at the amount of your taxable dividend income, you have to gross up the cash you receive as if it were the 90% which w… More

Another beautiful day for the Keens Shay Keens MK golfers!

For the second year running, the Keens Shay Keens MK golf event was blessed with blue skies and sunshine. Playing once again at Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Golf Club, last Friday 30th September was Keens’ fifth annual golf day, held to thank our clients and professional contacts. Our golfers we… More

Do you need to sign up for the Companies House email reminder service?

Companies House have recently confirmed that they intend to withdraw paper reminders in the future “as part of [their] aim to become a fully-digital organisation”. Recent analysis of the Companies House reminder service (which tells companies when their accounts and annual return are due for fil… More

Would you like that in writing?

A couple had been arguing and arrived at the point where they were giving each other the “silent treatment”. Later that evening, the man remembered that he needed to be up by 5:00 a.m. for an early morning business flight.  His wife was a relatively light sleeper, and in the past he had relied … More

Summer Budget 2015 – The summary

George Osborne has presented his first Budget without regard for coalition partners. The measures he has introduced recognise the need to incentivise individuals and businesses, with the promise to balance the nation’s books and reduce debt. We have summarised below some of the more impactful cha… More

Who’s taking control of your pension and payroll obligations?

Let’s start with pensions… Auto enrolment – what is it? By law, all employers with at least one member of staff must enrol those who are eligible into a workplace pension scheme and contribute towards it by a fixed “staging date” – this is called auto enrolment. But don&#… More

Keens Shay Keens MK heroes to run MK Marathon Relay! *UPDATE*

Last week we told you about our Keens Shay Keens MK heroes, who were about to take part in the Geoffrey Leaver Marathon Relay at the “everydayhero Milton Keynes Marathon & Half Marathon” on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015. Now we can bring you the news that they did it!! We kept o… More

Keens Shay Keens MK heroes to run MK Marathon Relay!

On Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015, the “everydayhero Milton Keynes Marathon & Half Marathon” returns to Milton Keynes for the fourth year and as part of our continued community support, here at Keens Shay Keens MK we’ve entered a team into the Geoffrey Leaver Marathon Relay. (Read more a… More

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