SRLV News & Updates

From headline-making Budget announcements to government tax reforms and worldwide events, we address the key financial issues and emerging trends, weighing up their potential implications for creative, corporate, owner managed business and private clients, alongside sharing our in-depth industry knowledge, people updates and company news.

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  • UK General Election 2024: The Labour government’s tax plans

    Following Labour’s landslide election victory, SRLV’s partner Steven Wren and director Kieron Clement-Smith recap the party’s key tax pledges, which are likely to be introduced over the next Parliament, and consider other potential tax changes that could be on the agenda.

  • UK General Election 2024: The Key Tax Pledges

    Ahead of the General Election on 4 July, SRLV’s partner Steve Wren and director Kieron Clement-Smith review the key tax pledges made by Labour, the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green and Reform parties, as part of their election manifestos.

  • Music industry valuation expert joins SRLV

    Our new consultant, renowned business valuation expert Alan Wallis, will be working alongside SRLV partners to expand the firm's specialist valuation and expert witness services for music Intellectual Property (IP), whilst adding to the team's existing expertise in other areas.

  • The New Independent Film Tax Credit (IFTC) and permanent Cultural Reliefs

    The Chancellor responded to calls for additional tax reliefs for UK independent films, visual effects, as well as introducing new permanent rates for Cultural Reliefs in the recent Spring Budget which is welcome news for all, as our tax partner Jai Vora, explains.  

  • The end of the non-dom regime

    Far-reaching tax reforms for non-domiciles were announced as part of the Spring Budget this week. Our Tax Director, Kieron Clement-Smith, highlights the key points for new and existing non-doms, how and when the new rules will be introduced, and early actions to consider.

  • Spring Budget 2024: Outcomes & Analysis

    Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, rose to the dispatch box yesterday for the most significant Budget speech of his tenure. Expectations were high, albeit that in the days leading up to the speech the Chancellor and PM were keen to downplay the “great election giveaway”.

  • Spring Budget 2024: Initial Reaction

    Steve Wren and Kieron Clement-Smith share their quickfire summary of today’s much anticipated Spring Budget. The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced a raft of significant reforms and tax cuts, including the abolishment of the ‘non-dom’ regime, a further 2% national insurance cut and a reduction in the CGT rate for property disposals.

  • Withholding tax and international touring (part two)

    As part of International Live Music Conference week, Steve Wren shares his insights into withholding tax (WHT) & why it matters for touring artists. Here, he covers some of the common pitfalls, issues specific to bands & crews, plus key tips for pre-tour planning.

  • Withholding tax and international touring (part one)

    To mark International Live Music Conference week, SRLV partner Steve Wren shares his insights into withholding tax (WHT) & why it matters for touring artists. In this post, he explains what WHT is, how it works, where it can be reduced and why advance planning is essential.

  • Applying For Graduate Programmes & Accountancy Internships at SRLV

    Whether this is the first time you’ve applied for an internship/graduate programme or not, we want you to have the very best chance of success. Every company you apply to will be different so to help, we’ve compiled a list of top application and interview tips using the experiences of SRLV staff, who joined us as interns and graduate trainees.

  • Autumn Statement 2023: AVEC update

    While the mention was fleeting in the Chancellor’s address, the final details of the reforms to Creative Industry Tax Reliefs and Audio-Visual Tax Reliefs have now been confirmed. Our Partner, Jai Vora, who specialises in tax reliefs for Film, TV and Video Games shares his thoughts on the amendments.

  • Autumn Statement 2023: Outcomes & Analysis

    Jeremy Hunt delivered his second Autumn Statement this week. With a general election now expected next year and inflation below target, there was hope of a mooted pre-election giveaway following years of austerity and a high tax burden locked in for next year and beyond.

  • The Autumn Statement 2023: our initial reaction

    Steven Wren and Kieron Clement-Smith share their quickfire summary of today’s quieter than anticipated Autumn Statement. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, announced a number of tax reductions with the “largest ever cut” to national insurance taking the headlines.

  • Partner Trio among Billboard’s 2023 Top Business Managers

    We are delighted to reveal that three of our partners have been named among Billboard’s 2023 Top Business Managers – an influential annual list that highlights the work of leading financial advisors within the music industry.

  • SRLV ranked as one of the 2023 eprivateclient Top Accountancy Firms

    We are proud to announce that SRLV has received a prestigious industry accolade after being named as a 2023 eprivateclient Top Accountancy Firm.

  • SRLV launches entry for its 2024 Creative Division internships

    We’re excited to announce that applications for SRLV’s coveted Creative Division internships for 2024 are now live. If you’re a finance or business undergraduate looking to gain incredible work experience as part of a paid year in industry, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Applications for our 2024 graduate audit programme are open!

    If you’re a final year student or graduate, applications for our highly sought-after audit training programme are officially open for 2024.

  • SRLV team conquers 276-mile challenge to raise £300,000 for charity

    Four partners from SRLV have completed a challenging fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust, cycling a staggering 250-miles from London to Paris and rowing 26 miles, the equivalent of the English Channel, along the River Thames.

  • SRLV appoints its 20th partner

    WEST-END accountancy firm, SRLV, has appointed its 20th partner after promoting music & entertainment director, Tina Sunderland.

  • Celebrating a meaningful year

    This year is a meaningful one for SRLV in many ways; as well as marking our 35th anniversary, we are also celebrating a host of other business milestones, including our newly refreshed logo and website.