Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning

It has been a challenging and eventful few years for UK businesses from the continued pressure of uncertainty relating to Brexit to events such as extreme weather and cyber-attacks. How would your business cope if it was affected by something [...]

2019-05-08T10:54:13+01:00May 8th, 2019|Business|

The politics of tax breaks

Tax reliefs, or tax breaks as they are sometimes called, aren't without controversy. Critics say there are too many of them and deny the public purse much needed funds. In January this year, a think tank published the results of [...]

2019-03-04T08:52:06+01:00March 4th, 2019|Business|

Outsourcing payroll

There are many benefits of outsourcing your payroll function including reducing stress and leaving more time to reinvest in growth. In addition, it removes the burden of keeping up with the latest legislation and best practice. At Brown & Co [...]

2019-01-07T16:51:59+01:00January 7th, 2019|Business|

Starting a business

Spotted a gap in the market and have a bright idea? Then you'll need to test, prepare and assess the risks and opportunities to give your new business the best chance of survival. Read our guide here to see what [...]

2018-11-06T12:52:54+01:00November 6th, 2018|Business|

Using pension funds in your business

As traditional loans fall out of favour with increasing numbers of business owners, you may be looking for an alternative route for financing - and your pension could be the answer. Read our guide here to see how your pension [...]

2018-10-01T13:53:51+01:00October 1st, 2018|Business|

MTD for VAT-registered businesses

Although Making Tax Digital (MTD) has suffered delays, MTD for VAT remains on course to take effect from 1 April 2019. Under the scheme, VAT-registered businesses are required to maintain digital records and submit the VAT return to HMRC electronically. [...]

2018-07-04T16:00:17+01:00July 4th, 2018|Business|

Travel and subsistence

With the 6 July deadline coming up for employers to file P11D forms to report employee benefits and expenses relating to 2017/18, you'll need to know your company’s reporting obligations for tax and NI in respect of travel and subsistence [...]

2018-06-06T15:58:55+01:00June 6th, 2018|Business|

Company Cars

Despite year-on-year tax rises, company cars remain a popular benefit. While the tax cost of expensive high-emission cars can be eye-watering, by choosing carefully it’s possible to enjoy the convenience that comes with a company car for a relatively low [...]

2018-05-08T11:15:55+01:00May 8th, 2018|Business|