18th March 2020

Employment Law Changes 2020

Employment law is changing in April 2020. Now is the time prepare and review your procedures and policies   Written Employment Contracts Some of the changes have resulted from the Good Work Plan, published in December 2018, and in the governments words “This plan sets out our vision for the future of the UK labour […]

11th February 2020

The Pitfalls of Hiring Staff

So, you’re thinking about hiring? That’s great! As a small business owner, that shows how much your fledgling business has grown. You can feel a buzz of excitement but also anxiety setting in. Your business is your baby and you want to make sure it’s in safe hands. You know that no one you hire […]

22nd January 2020

Record Number Of Tax Scams

This is the season for scammers to try to take advantage of people.  According to HMRC, in 2018/2019, they received around 900,000 reports about possible tax scams.  This is staggering, considering most people won’t bother to tell them. Dodgy Phone Calls If you owe HMRC tax, you will receive a statement and then a reminder.  […]

19th December 2019

What you need to know about filing a self-assessment tax return

Who Needs to Complete a Tax Return? If you are an employee, you get taxed through your payroll.  When you receive your pay slip, the tax & NIC’s have already been deducted on your behalf.  You may also receive dividends, if you have shares in a company – at the moment, you are allowed a […]

5th December 2019

Six Common Misconceptions About Accountants

What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear ‘accountant’? Is it tax, number crunching, boring, geeky? To celebrate International Accounting Day we’re confronting the most common misconceptions about Accountants! Accountants love maths Lets get this straight, you don’t need to be good at maths to be an accountant. Actually, a lot […]

1st November 2019

Capital Gains Tax is Changing

More changes to Capital Gains Tax! To make sure you don’t fall into any pitfalls with the new changes and to plan ahead we’ve detailed below what you need to be aware of. How does it work currently? Currently any capital gains made by individuals are reported through your self-assessment. This means that if you […]