09/12/2023 Limited Company Expenses

Limited Company Expenses

Use our digital systems to keep track of your receipts. This article is to help new business owners to understand the types of expenditure they can recover through their limited company. Please consider that where we refer to legislation this is subject to change.

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24/11/2023 Interim Budget Statement 2023

Interim Budget Statement 2023

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has delivered his Autumn Statement 2023 to Parliament

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14/10/2023 Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

72 days to Christmas, are you ready for a Christmas joke and a cracker or two? Are you wondering what to gift your employees this year to thank them for their time?

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14/04/2022 Electric Cars 2022-23

Electric Cars 2022-23

We cover in this blog the latest guidance for running an electric company vehicle. The vehicle Co2 emissions and benefits in kind HM treasury will be charging to you and your employees.

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25/03/2022 Spring Budget Statement 2022

Spring Budget Statement 2022

The spring statement sets out the government’s plans to reform and reduce taxes, with the cost of living at a 30 year high and no plan for this to change in the near future, read what the Chancellor said for small businesses and tax payers.

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01/03/2022 Tax Planning 2021-22

Tax Planning 2021-22

Our guide to the end of a tax year tax. Planning for individuals, high earners and business owners. Contact us for further information.

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01/07/2021 Glamping and Air BnB

Glamping and Air BnB

Glamping and Air BnB with Super Deduction. Landowners and farmers are diversifying and renting land to generate other income streams.

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15/06/2021 Non-payment of deferred VAT

Non-payment of deferred VAT

HMRC has confirmed that the penalty regime for non-payment of VAT due to the deferred VAT scheme introduced at the start of the pandemic is now in place.

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01/05/2021 Directors Company Loans

Directors Company Loans

There may be times when your company needs funds – for a purchase, or an investment, perhaps. Can you lend personal funds to your limited company, and how are interest payments treated for tax purposes?

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01/05/2021 IR35 Breaches

IR35 Breaches

What does Gary Lineker’s £5m dispute with HMRC tell us about IR35 investigations – are contractors and businesses feeling the pressure from new “off-payroll” legislation?

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31/03/2021 New Employer Duties

New Employer Duties

When you take on a new employee you need to get certain information from your employee so you can set them up with the correct tax code and starter declaration on your payroll software.

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31/03/2021 Recovery Loan Scheme

Recovery Loan Scheme

The fantastic new government backed funding arrangement ‘Recovery Loan Scheme’. The scheme will seek to ensure businesses of any size can continue to access loans and other kinds of finance from £25,000 to £10 million.

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31/03/2021 R&D Tax Credit

R&D Tax Credit

R&D tax credits are a form of Corporation Tax relief and the latest you can amend your Corporation Tax return is typically 24 months after the end of the accounting period.

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03/03/2021 Our Guide -March 21 Budget

Our Guide -March 21 Budget

Measures to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus, for personal and business taxes. Rishi's strategy to put taxes on hold until the economy bounces back. A very interesting tactic with super deduction and increased corporation tax, take a look.

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18/02/2021 Patent Box Relief

Patent Box Relief

Patent box relief is a government incentive which results in tax relief, it's designed to help businesses to go beyond their core skills and find innovation and protect it, here in the UK.

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12/02/2021 VAT Deferral Payments

VAT Deferral Payments

HMRC updated guidance on registering to pay VAT payments deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic, there are a number of payment options with online registration open until 21 June 2021.

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10/02/2021 Tax Investigations

Tax Investigations

HMRC’s investigations into the UK’s biggest businesses are taking an average of nearly four years – wasting valuable time and resources.

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07/02/2021 Diversity Funding

Diversity Funding

This funding is available to small businesses, new and established. Providing up to 50% of awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs.

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01/02/2021 Kick Start Grants

Kick Start Grants

Starting in March 2021 as part of an intuitive plan, these Grants allow small businesses to create jobs. It will help to unearth businesses that had otherwise struggled to scale and access talent.

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01/02/2021 IR35 Changes April 21

IR35 Changes April 21

IR35 Changes April 21Here, we look at what IR35 is, and how to ensure that your company falls outside its scop

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01/02/2021 R&D Tax Credits

R&D Tax Credits

R&D Tax Credits are a great way to benefit from the research and development activities within your company.

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01/02/2021 HMRC Intelligence

HMRC Intelligence

HMRC made over 18,000 requests to view phone records and web histories in investigations last year.

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22/01/2021 Innovate UK Smart Grants

Innovate UK Smart Grants

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas.

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10/01/2021 Electric Cars

Electric Cars

Electric cars are becoming more and more popular, and the government are providing a tax advantage if we use one, here's how you can make one beneficial to you.

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06/01/2021 C-19 - Support Measures

C-19 - Support Measures

The Government have announced lots of support measures to help businesses through the pandemic, here are the main ones for you to have a read through.

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01/01/2021 CBILS and BBL's - Bank Loans

CBILS and BBL's - Bank Loans

Businesses that took out government-backed Bounce Back Loans to get through Covid-19 will now have greater flexibility to repay their loans, the government has announced.

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08/12/2020 Recovering from a recession

Recovering from a recession

Economic recovery is the business cycle stage following a recession. It's a sustained period of improving business activity where unemployment falls and GDP grows.

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10/08/2020 Goals and Collaboration

Goals and Collaboration

Your business goals are part of what will wake you up in the morning with the energy to strive and take your business forward. Spend time working out these goals and how you will achieve them.

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01/08/2020 What is a reasonable excuse

What is a reasonable excuse

During the Covid-19 pandemic there may have been lots of things to remember to do which sometimes leaves us feeling overwhelmed. Here is HMRC's list of reasonable excuses to help you to take your next steps in correcting your taxes.

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01/06/2020 Keep Calm and Contact Us

Keep Calm and Contact Us

We offer a free introductory appointment where we learn about you and your business and the services we can offer to benefit your existing accounting department or help you to outsource the whole department?

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13/05/2020 HMRC Connect System

HMRC Connect System

HMRC's connect system was fully deployed in 2017 on the tax returns for the year 2015-2016. The system is being used to draw a huge amount of data on taxes paid in the UK and holds data from worldwide banks.

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29/04/2020 Accountancy


How does accountancy look from the other side of the fence. AI is providing a great solution to some of the day-to-day tasks which can be automated easily. How can accountants continue to keep adding value?

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23/04/2020 Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Self employed grants to support those who have seen a decline in trading profits due to the pandemic. There are 5 of these schemes, it is wise to keep up to speed as the threshold tests must be met each time to be able to claim.

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16/04/2020 Home Office Costs

Home Office Costs

Working from home has become the norm for many people throughout the pandemic and for some sectors before then it was seen more viable to provide less time commuting and a greater work life balance, but how can you ensure your company pays towards the additional costs?

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25/11/2019 Debt Management

Debt Management

Debts can be stressful and can prevent you from taking important steps in your business. You can deal with Debt before it spirals out of control. Here's some advice.

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15/10/2019 Recruiting a Bookkeeper

Recruiting a Bookkeeper

When we appoint one of our finance team to become involved in a business we usually hear how hard it's been to employ a good bookkeeper so we have written this short blog to help you identify keys skills.

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30/09/2019 Our 20 Ways to Grow

Our 20 Ways to Grow

A short list we created to assist in building your growth strategy. Our clients recommended we added a blog on this section as they have found this very useful to their businesses.

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20/08/2019 Cashflow Monitoring

Cashflow Monitoring

You have no doubt heard the expression that 'Cash is King', cash and profit are aligned in your business and here's how you can improve yours.

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09/07/2019 Extracting Company Profits

Extracting Company Profits

Being able to extract profits from your company is a great feeling and a true indicator that you have managed the business well. How can you as a Director extract profits, do you need help to be more tax efficient?

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12/06/2019 Bookkeeping Software

Bookkeeping Software

Choosing the right bookkeeping software is very important and will get your business off to a great start once you have it in place with all the features and reporting working well.

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06/05/2019 Mileage Costs and Company Vehicles

Mileage Costs and Company Vehicles

Claiming car mileage allowance is a common source of head-scratching – how do you figure out what is eligible?

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01/05/2019 Important Accounting Ratios

Important Accounting Ratios

How do you measure business performance? There are many different ratios that can be used and it is best to decide these with a professional who understands the key drivers of your business.

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16/04/2019 Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs.

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