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Tweets on the Autumn Statement

We gave control of our Twitter to our Tax team yesterday as they gave live updates on the Autumn Statement. Here’s a break down of what went down in the House of Commons: *Twitter Takeover* We're giving control to our … Continue reading


Our Autumn Statement predictions

With George Osborne set to deliver a joint Autumn Statement and Spending Review tomorrow, the rumour mills are turning with what will be announced. Whilst some assumptions are a little more obvious than others, there is still speculation as to … Continue reading


Top 3 most creative crowdfundings

Crowdfunding is an alternative way of funding that allows individuals to take their ideas forward and make them a reality with the power of other people, ‘The Crowd’.  We have searched around and came up with the top 3 creative … Continue reading


Discussion – The increase in the small company definition

Dan Wilson, Head of Business Advisory, is discussing what the increase in the small company definition will mean for UK companies. The current audit threshold has been in place since 2009 and is the same as the small company definition, … Continue reading


Discussion – Audit Threshold Increase

Our Head of Business Advisory Manager, Dan Wilson is discussing both sides of the argument on whether increasing the audit thresholds will be beneficial to companies. “The increase in the small company threshold has thrown up debate about whether the … Continue reading


How do management accounts help your business grow?

Management accounts are simply a tool to enable owners/managers of a business to make informed day to day and short term decisions on a timely basis. The key benefit of management accounts vs statutory accounts (ignoring the formatting of course!) … Continue reading


What is an annual return?

Companies registered with Companies House must also file an annual return each year as at the anniversary of the incorporation of the company, and are allowed to do so within 28 days of that date. They can be filed earlier … Continue reading


Top 3 key points to know for year end accounts

We’ve got you covered when it comes to year end accounts – from preparing and filing annual accounts to the completion of the corporation tax paperwork. So, we thought we’d break it down for you with our top 3 points, … Continue reading


What are management accounts, who needs them and why should I have them?

We break down the what, who and why all important questions on management accounts… What are management accounts? Management accounts are a set of summarized financial numbers which are designed to help business owners understand the parts of their company … Continue reading


What are my year end obligations?

Companies must file accounts once a year at Companies House. Statutory abbreviated accounts must be filed at Companies House 9 months after your year-end date (6 months if a Plc). For small companies, an abbreviated set of accounts can be … Continue reading


Do you need to provide a personal guarantee?

If your business has been turned down for a commercial loan due to a lack of tangible security then the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme (or EFG) may well provide a solution for you. Whilst the loans are guaranteed by the … Continue reading


Who can prepare financial projections?

Clearly a good knowledge of spreadsheets is required alongside a thorough understanding or accounting to create a working set of projections. This is because any change to say, sales levels needs to impact on profitability, debtor levels and also cash … Continue reading


The Top 5 benefits of confidential invoice discounting

Invoice financing, also known as confidential invoice discounting or factoring, is a genuine alternative to traditional bank funding and in many cases is a better option for businesses. Here are our top 5 reasons to consider this type of funding … Continue reading


IoD encouraging the claiming of EIS tax relief

The IoD (Institute of Directors) are calling on the government to help encourage more investment in small to medium sized businesses and start-ups. Many of their members are simply unaware of the tax relief available to incentivize an investor into … Continue reading


Expert View – Are EIS and SEIS tax breaks too complicated for most SMEs?

Accountancy Live have been discussing how the Institute of Directors (IoD) are calling on government to simplify the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) tax breaks for Continue reading


Top 5 Crowdfunding websites according to the internet…

Crowdfunding is an alternative means of funding that allows individuals to take their ideas forward and make them a reality with the power of other people, ‘The Crowd’. It is the practice of funding a project by raising monetary contributions … Continue reading


Is a merger of income tax & social security realistic?

As each tax year passes we hear more and more people calling for a simpler tax system in the UK. As it stands, the UK tax system is one of the most complex in the world. When the Chancellor announces … Continue reading


INFOGRAPHIC – R&D Tax relief comes in all shapes & sizes

Since its launch in 2000/01, 100,000 R&D tax relief claims have been made by UK businesses, accounting for around £9.5 billion in reclaimed relief and credits. Although this numbers are impressive, there are a number of businesses who undergo projects … Continue reading


Blind Installer | Vacancy

We’re looking for a new Blind Installer on behalf of a friend of the firm! The duties of the role include installing all types of blinds, including roller, venetian, motorised and cassetted and you will be installing window film internally … Continue reading


HMRC crack down on online businesses

An interesting article appeared on BBC News recently, further highlighting HMRC’s crackdown by targeting internet companies who may have to provide more information on people and businesses who sell goods and services online. As stated in the article, HMRC are … Continue reading


Marketing Executive | Vacancy

We are on the lookout for an experienced Marketing Executive on behalf of one of our clients, a fast-growing fashion brand based in Manchester. If you’ve had at least 2 years experience of working in a marketing role in a … Continue reading


INFOGRAPHIC – Why businesses are flocking to the Isle of Man

In recent years, the Isle of Man has developed into a hotbed for business, and it’s easy to see why. Factors such as their advantageous tax regimes along with a genuine focus on attracting companies in the digital and gaming … Continue reading


Marketing Assistant / Apprentice | Vacancy

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual with a creative mind to join our marketing team based in our Manchester city centre office. Reporting to the Marketing Manager and working directly with all other departments, your role will include, … Continue reading


How the Summer Budget 2015 affects business tax

Corporation Tax rate The CT rate will be cut to 19% in 2017 & 18% in 2020. This is great news for Limited Companies as this will be the lowest rate in the G20. The Government have estimated that this … Continue reading


Other factors covered in the Summer Budget 2015

National Living Wage From April 2016 a new National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour for the over 25’s will be introduced. One of George Osborne’s catchphrases during his budget speech was “The Government wants to move from a low … Continue reading


How the Summer Budget 2015 affects managing your wealth

Inheritance Tax (IHT) Currently IHT is charged at 40% on estates over £325,000. Any unused allowance can be transferred to your spouse, so a married couple has £650,000 between them before IHT is paid. From April 2017 the Government has … Continue reading


The Northern Powerhouse in the Summer Budget 2015

Devolved power to Manchester The Government is working on devolving more powers to Manchester following the deal agreed back in November 2014. Fire Services will be under the control of the Mayor, a new Greater Manchester Land Commission will be … Continue reading


How the Summer Budget 2015 affects personal tax

Personal Allowance and Higher Rate Threshold Typical taxpayers will be £905 per year better off as a result of the increases to the right. The Government have already announced they want to increase the personal allowance to £12,500 and the … Continue reading


VIDEO – How customer demand for wealth management is shifting & how the market is responding

“Where we’re going now with these new trends and the new story of what’s going to happen in the next couple of years is really all about people making demands of wealth managers that are different to the demands that … Continue reading


VIDEO – our view of the Great Manchester Run

As promised, we completed the Great Manchester Run with a GoPro camera strapped to our heads in exchange for your generous donations towards children’s respite charity, Once Upon A Smile. Here is the result, our view of the Morrisons Great … Continue reading

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