News

  1. New Office Opening Times

    In order to make coming to the office easier for our clients and visitors, we have changed our opening times. With immediate effect they are: Monday to Friday from 8am until 3.30pm. Appointments can be made outside of these hours.  Just call us on 01803 500 500.   Please note: we are closed on Friday…

  2. Spring Statement

    Did you catch everything the Chancellor said in his Spring Statement? We know that National Insurance contributions have increased from 6th April, and the rest of the key points are: The Chancellor has not rescinded the increase in NIC and the dividend tax, so most tax bills are going up by 1.25%; He has aligned…

  3. Happy New Year for 2022

    We’re back after our festive holidays, ready to give you the advice and guidance you need for your personal and business finance. Just call 01803 500 500 and speak to one of our team.   Happy New Year to you!

  4. Christmas and New Year Opening Times

    Please note that we will close on Thursday 23rd December 2021 at 5pm and reopen on Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 8:30am for our festive holidays. We would all like to wish you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

  5. Making Tax Digital Regulations

    The new MDT regulations have now been published.  To summarise: Once you have reached your digital start date you have to continue to keep digital records and file these quarterly, regardless of turnover.  Transactions need only be recorded with enough information to meet the quarterly deadline. Recording Cash or Accruals?  The regulations state that digital…

  6. Budget Summary

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his Budget on Wednesday.  In case you missed the main points they are: Giving money away: More money for almost every government department. Increased capital allowances for business. Cheaper beer. Reduced internal Air Passenger Duty. More Universal Credit where people are working. Rate relief on hospitality and retail. Better…

  7. New Drop-Off and Collect Facility

    We’ve been doing some work on the offices and have reorganised ourselves. Next time you visit you will find reception has changed significantly.  Most importantly, there is a counter for you to drop stuff in and interact with us. We’ve knocked the place about a bit, changed the flooring, redecorated, and generally had a refresh….

  8. Inheritance Tax: Your Questions Answered

    Many people worry about having to pay inheritance tax, but in reality only a few people have to pay it. Inheritance tax (IHT) is a tax on the whole estate of someone who has died, which includes their property, possessions and money. If the estate is valued at less than £325,000 no tax is payable….

  9. Emerging from Lockdown

    The Prime Minister has now announced his plans for us to emerge from this lockdown, and we really hope they will come to fruition. This will mean substantial changes to many areas of personal and business life and, crucially, finances. If you have any concerns or questions about what the future holds for you, your…

  10. Virtual Christmas Parties Exemption in 2020

    HMRC has confirmed that a virtual Christmas party will fall within the rules for the annual parties exemption in the same way that it would for traditionally held parties.   No – it’s not a joke! To be exempt from taxation the party must: be open to all employees be annual, such as a Christmas…

  11. The Chancellor’s Winter Economic Plan

    Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses and individuals have benefited from a range of schemes, including furlough grants for staff unable to work, grants for the self-employed, deferral of VAT and Income Tax payments and cheap, government-backed business loans. With the second wave of coronavirus infections upon us, the whole of England…

  12. Brexit – The End of Transition is Nigh

    The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 but all trading arrangements, including VAT, are held in suspension until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. Whatever deal is finally agreed between the EU and the UK government, the VAT rules for UK traders will be different from 1 January 2021,…