The Scourge of Late Payments

When you supply goods or services, you expect to be paid promptly, but there is a deeply embedded culture of late payments. For some businesses, delaying payment is an essential part of the business model. Outstanding payments are problematic for [...]

2019-06-03T16:51:03+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Business|

Accounting For Charities

In recent years, charities have felt under pressure, a combination of reduced investment from central government combined with economic uncertainty - more people are looking for help from charities, while at the same time fewer people feel able to give. [...]

2019-05-08T10:56:52+01:00May 8th, 2019|Accountancy|

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|

Registering For Making Tax Digital For VAT

The moment has come: if your business has a taxable turnover above the VAT-registration threshold, which is currently £85,000, you're now obliged to keep records in digital form and file your VAT returns using HMRC-approved software. If you prepare and [...]

2019-04-01T10:35:46+01:00April 1st, 2019|VAT|

Personal Tax Planning

With the Brexit process rumbling on, Making Tax Digital coming into force, and Easter around the corner, now is the time to put your financial plans in place for 2019/20. The way you receive an income, and the rates and [...]

2019-04-01T10:33:59+01:00April 1st, 2019|Personal Tax|

2019 Spring Statement

Once again, Chancellor Philip Hammond has demonstrated his commitment to the principle of the Spring Statement as a low-key event, at least in terms of tax and public spending announcements. In political terms, however, the real substance of the speech [...]

2019-03-15T13:16:28+01:00March 15th, 2019|Budget|

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|

Changes to probate in 2019

From April 2019, some estates in England and Wales could be required to pay almost £6,000 for a service that currently costs less than 4% of that amount. This is because of a proposed change to the fees families must [...]

2019-02-07T09:05:54+01:00February 7th, 2019|Estate Planning|