12 December

Growing Your Business and the Importance of the Business Plan

Whether the business is a new start or looking to develop to the next level, seeking, securing and managing the finances is a crucial task.  The greatest aid for this is a coherent Business Plan. It is all too easy to see the Business Plan as set in stone whereas it needs to be regarded […]

7 December

Job Vacancy – Accounts Administration Assistant

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Friendly Accountancy firm based in Teddington, Middlesex is looking for an Accounts Administration Assistant to join their small but busy and dynamic team. The candidate should ideally have at least 6 months practical experience working within an office environment.  Experience in an accountancy office is not essential, as full training will be provided. The applicant […]

7 December

The Impact of the Change in Stamp Duty

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The major announcement in the Autumn Statement was the change in Stamp Duty on a residential property.  This guide illustrates the impact this will have. For an individual buying a property under the previous rules, the Stamp Duty was levied a single rate based on the purchase price of the property, as follows: Amount % […]

3 December

Autumn Statement 2014

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer today presented the 2014 Autumn Statement which was his final chance to impact the tax regime before the General Election.  Most of the changes were at the margins but this newsletter summarizes some of the main changes that will affect individuals and businesses. The flagship announcement was the change […]

2 December

How to Close Your Business Tax Efficiently with Undistributed Retained Earnings

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For many individuals working through their own Limited Company is a choice that gives them control over their career. However, there comes a time when they may wish to retire or simply no longer run the business. This guide looks at the most tax-efficient alternative when the sale of the business is not an option. […]

2 December

Growing Your Business with Third Party Funding

Raising business finance remains extremely tough for small businesses through the traditional business loan or overdraft from the bank. As a result, many companies are now utilizing other avenues of third party funding.  Likewise, many people with money to invest are benefiting from the potential yield. A common method of raising capital for a business […]

21 November

Growing Your Business and Reaping The Rewards

As the economic conditions improve, the landscape for business growth is potentially highly favourable. There are a variety of tax reliefs and incentives that are on offer both to help a business grow and to reward the entrepreneur when they come to sell or close their business. Virtually every business that employs staff is eligible […]

18 September

The Paper Vehicle Tax Disc Abolished from 1st October 2014

The referendum on Scottish independence has dominated the local news agenda in the United Kingdom.  So much so that the abolition of the paper vehicle tax disc from 1st October 2014 has not been given due prominence. From this date, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen.  […]

26 August

Tax-Free Childcare to Launch in Autumn 2015

Tax-Free Childcare is the government’s flagship measure to support working parents with up to £2,000.00 a year for childcare costs and is due to launch next autumn.  As a precursor, more details on how the scheme will operate have been released. When the scheme launches, qualifying parents will be able to open an online account […]

20 August

HMRC Offers a Settlement Opportunity for Employee Benefit Trust Schemes

As a precursor to writing to individuals who have open tax assessments resulting from their loan arrangements under Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) schemes, the HMRC have written to tax advisors outlining a Contractor Loans Settlement Opportunity. There are three key points about this Contractor Loans Settlement Opportunity: –              the HMRC documentation unequivocally states the deadline […]