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:

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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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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Company Director Duties – what are they?

Many people reading this will already be a company director. Others may be thinking of taking on the role. But what is a director?
The exact role of a director varies from company to company depending on the size and type. […]

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Shareholder dispute causes and remedies

When Sharing becomes warring – shareholder disputes.
Often smaller owner managed business are conceived and operated by family and friends. Both are optimistic at the outset that their solid relationship will stand the test of time. Unfortunately that’s not always the […]

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Property Business – new tax regime

Property Investment Companies
There are a number of factors to consider when deciding whether to carry on your property business through a Limited Company or to transfer your business to a Limited Company, rather than as an individual through self-employment or […]

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Tales from the Boardroom: Cyber risk management

One of the many privileges of my job is to sit alongside some of the region’s most dynamic and entrepreneurial business owners at the Boardroom table in my capacity as their Finance Director.
Business planning
Boardmembers have to tackle many issues as […]

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Case Study – MR Solutions first audit

How Roffe Swayne Helped MR Solutions with their first audit
Background
Guildford-based MR Solutions (MRS) is an independent world leader in MRI technology. Developing and manufacturing the world’s first range of commercial, superconducting, cryogen-free (dry magnet), preclinical benchtop MRI systems.
Finance Director Ben […]

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