10 Jun 2022

Energy Bill Support Scheme

With the government recognising that many households need support to help deal with rising energy bills, domestic electricity customers in Great Britain will receive a £400 grant which will appear as a credit from energy suppliers from October 2022 onwards.

17 May 2022

Remember the SEISS Grants for the self-employed?

I thought it was wishful thinking to believe that the self-employed grants would not be mentioned again. But now we are seeing the fallout from this.

10 May 2022

Rising costs are hitting us all...

Having spent Easter on a working farm, it was interesting to speak to the farmer about the horrific rises in costs he’s experiencing. Rocketing costs present just the latest challenge for domestic food producers, following months of worker shortages.

06 May 2022

Have you got Directors Fatigue?

When I mention the term ‘Directors Fatigue’ to some business owners, a light switches on and they immediately say ‘Yes, I feel like that. I thought it was just me’.

08 Apr 2022

12.5% VAT rate on food and non-alcoholic drinks reverts to 20%

We all had our fingers crossed that the 12.5% VAT rate on food and non-alcoholic drinks would continue beyond 1st April. But unfortunately, it didn’t and has now reverted to 20%.

06 Apr 2022

Happy New Tax Year!

So here we go. I welcomed the new tax year whilst staying overnight in rural Oxfordshire at a client’s pub/B&B as I’m visiting clients over the next two days.

14 Mar 2022

End of Year Tax Planning

Use your allowances before 5 April 2022

23 Feb 2022

How can you improve your workplace facilities and encourage active travel to work?

Did you know there are grants available for businesses to support cycling and sustainable travel to work?

27 Jan 2022

Sorry my tax return wasn’t submitted on time, my pet goldfish died

What qualifies as a reasonable excuse when failing to meet HMRC deadlines?

11 Jan 2022

An update on the Omicron Grants

We have now received some more feedback regarding the Omicron grants announced by Rishi on 21st December 2021. These are primarily aimed at the hospitality sector but keep reading as we have included some news on other sectors.

11 Jan 2022

Warning! HMRC have information on Crypto traders – do you need to act now?

The answer is probably YES!

20 Dec 2021

Crypto Assets – we’ve got it covered!

Over the course of lockdown, we have seen a boom and increase in the rate of popularity over cryptocurrencies and crypto assets. As more and more stories are released about major financial benefits to be gained from investing in the likes of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stellar, etc, people are turning their heads to learn about why and what they are.

29 Nov 2021

Are you using Xero? If so, here is an update on the new 12.5% VAT rate

For those that are VAT registered, the temporary 12.5% VAT rate for the hospitality sector that applies between 1st October and 31st March, has not been added by Xero.

29 Nov 2021

All You Need To Know About Shareholders’ Agreements

You may have heard about something called a shareholders’ agreement and figured it’s not for you. However, anyone who is setting up a company can benefit from establishing one. Whether you’re in business with your partner, siblings, or children, you should think about putting one in place.

17 Nov 2021

Incentivising employees with share schemes to motivate and grow your company

Motivating your employees to be more productive and keeping retention rates stable is imperative for company growth, after all, they are your best ambassadors.

09 Nov 2021

Selling a UK residential property that’s not your main residence?

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) may arise when you sell an asset that has increased in value.

04 Oct 2021

The Aftermath For Recruitment; How COVID has affected UK businesses

In light of the last 18+ months, every business globally has been affected by COVID and, here in the UK, Brexit.

27 Sep 2021

Revamp Your Workplace Wellness

Are you a Business Owner, Director, HR Manager or Team Leader who’s got corporate wellness on your radar?

17 Sep 2021

Health and Social Care Tax

On 7th September, the PM announced that they will be increasing taxation to support the plans for health and social care.

16 Sep 2021

The aftermath for recruitment

As business is more than just numbers, we'll be inviting guests who's aim is to help you navigate your business journey. Each episode will cover a topic that will help you and your business grow.

07 Sep 2021

Have you created something innovative in your company to either sell or improve your own infrastructure?

If yes, HMRC could owe you money...

05 Jul 2021

We are excited to launch our podcast ‘MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS’

As business is more than just numbers, we’ll be inviting guests who’s aim is to help you navigate your business journey. Each episode will cover a topic that will help you and your business grow.

29 Jun 2021

More than 500,000 businesses file VAT returns late

It has been has revealed that more than half a million VAT returns were filed late by British businesses last year - up 13% on the previous year.

14 Jun 2021

Back into the workplace - are you and your staff ready?

We were excited to invite Tom Doherty from The HR Dept. to talk at our latest webinar. He spoke about staff going back to the workplace after what has been a challenging 18 months.

05 May 2021

Landlords be aware of the new tax rules

Landlords selling property have been hit with fines for missing a new 30-day tax window, with more than 16,000 people missing the deadline last year, according to the Daily Telegraph.

29 Apr 2021

How can you pay for your garden office?

As many of us have been successfully working from home for the last year, our whole approach to work has changed. With Nationwide Building Society allowing 13,000 staff to choose if they would prefer to work from home when the Covid-19 restrictions end, and Twitter announcing that staff could continue working from home "forever". It comes as no surprise that the boom in popularity of garden offices has increased.

08 Apr 2021

Super Deduction or Super Spin?

Running from 1st April until 31st March 2023 the Super Deduction is an enhanced relief available on the purchase and investment of capital assets, such as office equipment and machinery.

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