News & Insights

We run a number of seminars and workshops throughout the year in order to keep you informed and up to date with events and developments in the accountancy world:

  • Informing you of important changes in legislation
  • Keeping you up to date on relevant topics in your industry
  • Helping you plan for your future
  • Heavyweight guest speakers, where entrepreneurs and experts in their respective fields share their views

Here are the events we have coming up:

Alert: Tax Self-Assessment Software issue

A warning for any tax payer who file their self-assessment tax return online.
“Tax Self-Assessment Software issue. Not a great start for Making Tax Digital!” says Linda Warner, Tax Partner.
HMRC have uncovered an error
On their online self-assessment software for 2016/7 filing that […]

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Sage hints and tips: recurring invoices

Our latest in the hints and tips series on how to use Sage 50 more effectively. This month we cover Sage 50 recurring invoices.
The invoicing module includes a number of ways to help make processing easier, to minimise mistakes and to […]

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What is changing in the new tax year?

New rates and regulations have been introduced in this new tax year. So how will it all affect you?
Capital Gains Tax
The annual exemption threshold for Capital Gains Tax is being increased to £11,300.
 
Income Tax
Personal allowance will increase to £11,500, and […]

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5 things you can do to prevent CEO fraud costing your business money

Everyone seems to be talking about cyber-crime, and especially the “CEO fraud” at the moment.
It’s not a way that the boss can steal money from his own company, but it is something which can affect all of your employees and […]

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Sage hints and tips: dates and periods

Here is the latest in our series of hints and tips on how to use Sage 50 more effectively. This month we cover Sage 50 dates and periods.
The configuration of your software impacts on processing and reporting, so it is […]

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The Budget 2017 overview

The Budget 2017 overview

Our Spring Budget 2017 overview.
For a Budget statement which had so few announcements from a tax perspective, it did contain proposals which proved controversial enough for a subsequent u-turn on the increase in self-employed National Insurance.

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Tales from the Boardroom – Decision making

At a recent client Board meeting I asked the following question: “How can we create time for the Managing Director to (1) focus on strategic issues and (2) spend one day each week outside of the business?”
 
Why did I ask […]

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Cybercrime Increasingly Important for Professional Services Firms

With many UK businesses using the internet, relying on it for finding customers, making payments and communicating, the risk of falling foul of cybercriminals has never been greater.
With digital tax reporting required of many businesses from 2018 or 2019 (depending […]

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Tax planning guide for 2017

There are numerous tax allowances and incentives available. In this tax planning guide we will make you aware of the main opportunities for minimising your tax, so that you might incorporate them in your tax planning.

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Apprenticeship levy – who pays?

The government is reforming the way apprenticeships are delivered and funded in England.
This reform places greater ownership on employers whilst providing increased opportunities available to individuals. So this is an important time for the apprenticeships programme.

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