Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons joined the London office of UHY Hacker Young in 1980, having qualified as a chartered accountant with a major international accounting firm. He became a partner in the audit department in 1984 and worked on flotations, acquisitions and mergers.

Richard joined the Brighton office of UHY Hacker Young in 1992 where he is a general practice partner looking after a large client portfolio as well as advising on public company flotations.

He has served on several committees of the South Eastern Society of Chartered Accountants and was the Chairman of the Brighton and Central Sussex Group of Chartered Accountants.

Richard is chairman of West Hove Golf club and is a season ticket holder at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Richard's wife Ruth is a pharmacist with Boots the Chemist. Their elder daughter Kaz is a jazz singer and their younger daughter Debbie is an actress.

Latest news

HMRC tighten up disclosure rules

HMRC have announced a number of changes to the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility to limit the benefits for those that HMRC sees as abusing the arrangement.
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Bank lending in the UK is still stalling, down 2.2% in real terms last year - and far behind G7 average

In our recent study we have found that bank lending to the private sector in the UK is still lagging far behind the G7 average, despite all the Government’s efforts to boost the availability of credit.
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28 out of Top 30 highest income tax areas are 'Stockbroker Belt' towns

Our research shows this is due to the shift of the tax burden onto higher earners, who have been hit by an increase in the upper rate of tax, which now sits at 45p.
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Money raised in IPOs on AIM triples - highest sum in six years

The Alternative Investment Market has delivered its biggest year for IPOs since 2007/8.
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Demands on academy governors prompting growing recruitment crisis

Our recent research into academy school governance shows that the increased responsibilities placed on Governors at academy schools risk creating a recruitment crisis.
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HMRC pays out £4.6 billion in corporation tax refunds

Figures obtained by us reveal that some 286,000 businesses received a corporation tax rebate in the year to 31 March 2013.
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Information flows from Switzerland to HMRC...

The 2011 UK-Swiss Tax Agreement is concerned not just with the levying of withholding taxes. It also provides for the passing of information in respect of Swiss accounts to HMRC.
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London’s Silicon Roundabout remains top area for UK start-ups

Our recent research shows that the area around Silicon Roundabout is once again the most prolific area of new business generation in the UK.
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Small Cap Awards winners announced

Sponsored by UHY Hacker Young, The Small Cap Awards winners have been announced.
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Latest publications

2014 Academies Financial Handbook

Download our summary and comments on the newly released 2014 Academies Financial Handbook.
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Doing business in the UK

A detailed report providing key issues and information for investors considering a business operation in the UK.
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Experience with stock market clients

Our Capital Markets specialists have significant experience advising and supporting fully listed, AIM and ISDX clients. This document provides a list of stock market clients as at August 2014.
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Academy schools update: August 2014

Download our most recent academy schools update which concentrates on the risks involved with academy governance, the academies Risk Protection Arrangement, your impending auto enrolment staging date, the recent EFA investigations into academies and handy tips for the lead up to your audit.
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Taxflash: Users of tax schemes face large tax bills this Summer

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Our dedicated tax investigations team can provide impartial and practical advice in how to deal with the very real consequences of participating in a tax scheme.
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UK tax guide 2014/15

Download our guide for practical tax tips to guide you through the tax system and help you plan to minimise your liability.
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UHY's AIM Review 2013/14

As part of our commitment to the small cap community we have developed a review of the AIM market.  
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Tax update, issue 43

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Our regular summary of all the latest tax issues that will affect you and your business.
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Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin explained

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Why Bitcoin has taken the financial spotlight this year.
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