Spring Budget for 2017!

A few spring budget highlights… Yes, just a few! We have put together what we think are the main highlights from the spring budget just for you.   The National Insurance ‘drama’ There was a bit of drama surrounding the national insurance contributions. At first they were going to be increased each year, but now … Read more

Better Business Brain Checklist

Prioritise your priorities as your very first job of the day Prioritising involves making decisions – decisions are better and more easily made when your brain is fresh. Make the prioritising decision, then you can get everything else ‘off your mental stage’. Check emails after you have done your ‘most important work’ – your priority … Read more

Top 10 odd excuses!

HMRC reveals ‘Top 10 oddest excuses’ for late tax returns My pet goldfish died (Self-employed builder) I had a run-in with a cow (Midlands farmer) After seeing a volcanic eruption on the news, I couldn’t concentrate on anything else (London woman) My wife won’t give me my mail (Self employed trader) My husband told me … Read more

Key tax dates

2016 is nearly here! What a year we have had.  Make sure you keep on top of your business deadlines, even throughout the Christmas period!  25 December – Christmas Day! 30 December – Deadline for filing Income Tax return with HMRC if Tax to be collected through PAYE Code Number. 19 January – Quarterly payment PAYE … Read more

It’s Party time!

It’s only a few weeks to go before the ho ho ho’s and the tinkling of sleigh bells! Don’t let the HMRC grinch tax your Christmas parties, gifts and rewards fore employees. Cash & Vouchers Steer clear of rewarding cash as HMRC considers it to be liable to income tax, national insurance contributions and paye. … Read more

Still using spreadsheets and cardboard boxes?

Over the past few months, our main goal has been to convert as many clients as we can onto Xero.  Rhianna, our summer intern who was with us throughout June, July & August, has been out and about meeting our clients that are still using spreadsheets to manage their accounts. She has provided demonstrations to clients we … Read more

October Key Tax Dates

Can you believe it is less than 3 months till Christmas! Time flies when you’re having fun…  1st New National Minimum Wage Rates Apply. Anyone aged 21 and over is £6.70, 18 to 20 year old minimum is £5.30 and under 18 are £3.87. The rate for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 … Read more