Genuine messages from HMRC

09 Jan 2019

HMRC has issued an updated version of their online guidance on Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts. The guidance provides a current list of genuine messages from HMRC. This includes: email messages, text messages and telephone contacts from HMRC.

The latest updates on the list include information on a research project being carried out to see how businesses are preparing for Brexit. HMRC has confirmed that Ipsos MORI are carrying out this research and you may receive a letter and phone call asking your business to take part in the survey. We are sure the responses would make for interesting reading!

HMRC is also working with IFF Research in seeking businesses' views towards HMRC's digital transformation and separately emailing taxpayers to invite them to take part in an online survey to help evaluate changes made to the Basic PAYE tools software and accompanying guidance. Finally, please note that letters from HMRC’s Debt Enforcement ADT unit titled 'Immediate action required – please pay' are genuine.

Although all these communications are genuine, taxpayers should still be wary of receiving messages that are purported to come from HMRC. Fake email and text messages can appear to be genuine, but clicking on a link from these messages can result in personal information being compromised and the possibility of computer viruses affecting your computer or smartphone. If you are unsure as to the validity of any message, it should not be opened until the sender can be verified. The validity of letters from HMRC can also be checked by contacting HMRC directly by telephone to confirm if a letter is genuine.

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Grenfell James Associates - The Senior Team

Chris works with a diverse profile of owner managed businesses to assist them to grow and retain wealth. Although Chris works with clients from a wide range of sectors, he has particular expertise in property, catering, consultancy and professional services.

Chris Wood

Managing Director ACMA

Alex has worked for Grenfell James since 2002 and became a director in 2013. Overseeing our internal operations, he manages the flow of work and ensures we hit our strict deadlines. Alex also manages a portfolio of clients, with expertise in manufacturing and service businesses.

 

Alex Enstone

Operational Director MAAT

David has worked for Grenfell James since 2006. He heads up our tax team and is highly experienced with expertise in different industries and sectors.

David Murphy

Tax Director ACCA

Hannah qualified in 2016, having worked for the company since 2009. She acts as a client manager for a range of businesses, with expert knowledge of the equestrian and rural sector. Hannah also manages our payroll team.

Hannah Watson

Client Manager ACCA

JP qualfied in 2014, having worked for Grenfell James since 2007. He is a client manager for a diverse portfolio of clients including those in the manufacturing and serivce industries. 

 

Jon-Paul Lawrence

Client Manager ACCA

"I am delighted with the professional and efficient way in which Grenfell James Associates do things. In particular, they return my calls quickly, do the things they say they are going to do and do them when they say they are going to. Since our group was established in 1991 they developed all the financial systems that robustly stood the test of time, coping with many millions of pounds of transactions "

Regent Square Estates

"In the past we have been unfortunate to work with some less than reputable accountants. Grenfell James Associates have restored our faith in the accountancy business and assisted us with every aspect of our financial responsibilities. We now have a renewed confidence in our finances, knowing that all our affairs are being dealt with in an efficient and professional manner. Thank you to the whole team and we look forward to many years of working with you. "

NPD Design Consultants Ltd

"I think you do a great job. You are so approachable and flexible in terms of when you can meet us. "

Mckechnies independent tea and coffee bar.

"We have used the services of Grenfell James since the inception of our business. They advised us strategically through the incorporation of our partnership and have taken over our payroll function, aswell as advising us on a continuous basis on accountancy and business matters. The team are incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and their advice is always excellent. "

IO Studios

"~After contacting various accountants about what seemed to be a complicated capital gains issue, I spoke with Damien.He is very approachable, professional and immediately reassured me that it was straightforward. He obviously had experience of the matter.I met him to give him my paperwork and I felt I had no need to worry.He completed the tax return very quickly and the cost was reasonable.I highly recommend Grenfell James Associates and Damien.   "

Mrs Jones

"“Grenfell James was instrumental in me setting up my business 10 years ago and Hannah Watson has been with me every step of the way since. Focusing on delivering my business means I don’t want to be worrying about my accounts, VAT and tax issues. Hannah and the team take all of that off my hands and pretty much act as my finance team, advising on everything from everyday payroll to international invoicing. I couldn’t have achieved what I have without them and value their personal attention highly - everyone in the team is extremely approachable and will take time to explain anything I need to know”.   "

Mary Keeley - Mary Keeley Consultancy

"Fantastic all round service level. Tax return peace of mind and highly efficient. Thank you. "

Mr J McCarthy

"For our cash hospitality business, prompt, accurate numbers matter, and the ability to call quickly for break-downs and analysis. GJ is always responsive and ready to be on the case. We never feel short-changed. "

Andrew Knight. The Howard Arms Ilmington

"Grenfell James have been an amazing partner, managing the pressures that come with taking a start up to a multi million pound concern in 18 months is never easy, but these guys were both strategic and responsive with great ideas and exacting execution   "

Roy Ferguson. The Perfect Cosmetics Company.

"Grenfell James provide an excellent service with all accounting details explained in a very friendly and understandable manner. I have no hesitation in recommending them to any business wanting concise and reliable service at a very reasonable price.   "

Mr I Cameron

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    Timothy's Bridge Road
    Stratford-Upon-Avon
    Warwickshire
    CV37 9NP
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