Cally Bamford to Become a Partner at Mellor Oxland LLP

The partners of Mellor Oxland LLP are delighted to announce that Cally Bamford will join them as a partner in September this year.

Cally joined Mellor Oxland in August 2020 as senior tax manager, having previously worked at Cooper Parry and prior to that at Grant Thornton. In common with the existing three partners, she is a Chartered Tax Adviser as well as a member of the Association of Tax Technicians. She is a graduate of Durham University.

Cally will continue to specialise in advising private clients. She commented: “Mellor Oxland is a niche tax and accounting practice and with four partners and our two fee-earning staff all holding major tax and/or accounting qualifications, I believe that we are in a fairly unique position in the East Midlands and I am naturally delighted to be joining the partnership”.

Cally is married with two children, she loves being outside and when it is too wet for walking in the countryside and digging her allotment, she enjoys playing with her children and reading.

David Oxland breaks M70 800m British Record!

David Oxland has just broken the 17 year old M70 800m British Record by a comfortable margin of over one second, bringing the record time down to 2:32.46. He achieved this at Nuneaton in their “Night of 800m PBs” which involved a graded race with young athletes averaging around one fifth of his age!

David, who is Hon Treasurer of BMAF, is a former M60 Indoor 1500m record holder as well as three times M60 World champion at distances between 3,000m and 8k (cross country). Although he won a silver medal at 800m in 2013 at the World Masters championships at Porto Alegre, he has previously regarded this distance as a bit on the short side for him but he now proposes to devote more time to specifically training for it.

Budget Summary March 2021

We are pleased to provide our summary of the Chancellor’s 2021 Budget, which can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

With the UK having been adversely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the 2021 Budget against a backdrop of ongoing economic hardship. It was therefore perhaps not surprising that the announcement included revenue generating tax increases and the freezing of allowances, the headline perhaps being the 31% increase in corporation tax rates due to take effect in 2023. There is also some good news with big tax incentives to encourage corporate investment as well as targeted tax breaks for some sectors.

Budget rumours about higher capital gains tax rates coupled with reduced annual exemptions were fortunately wide of the mark and inheritance tax changes were limited to the freezing of reliefs.

Our Budget Summary provides an overview of the key announcements arising from the Chancellor’s speech. However, it also looks beyond the headlines and offers details on the less-publicised changes that are most likely to have an impact upon businesses and personal finances.

Should you have any questions or require any advice in connection with the Budget please email us at or give us a call on 0115 9644900.