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!

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