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Does a Garden Office Count as a Business Expense?

Does a Garden Office Count as a Business Expense?

This is the Garden Office of our Director Carrie Working from home used to be a pipe dream for the average employee. But with the ongoing pandemic, millions of people have been forced to make the long-term switch to working from home. And that means more and more...

Can an Eco-Friendly Company Car Help You Pay Less Tax?

Can an Eco-Friendly Company Car Help You Pay Less Tax?

If you're running a business that puts cars through your company, you've probably seen your taxes growing every year.  And with the recent ruling against Coca-Cola and their fleet of modified vans, almost every company director is starting to rethink...

Is Your Company Van About to Cost You More in Tax?

Is Your Company Van About to Cost You More in Tax?

If you're a company director cruising around in a crew-cab van, we've got some bad news for you:  You might be at the end of your van-related tax benefits.  The ongoing dispute between HMRC and the Coca-Cola Company has finally come to a conclusion...

How the Summer 2020 Statement impacts our clients

How the Summer 2020 Statement impacts our clients

On Wednesday 8th July the Chancellor delivered his summer statement announcing measures to help the UK navigate out of COVID19, with the key focus being on maintaining jobs and helping the leisure retail and hospitality industry. So what were the measures announced...

The extended furlough scheme what to employers need to know?

The extended furlough scheme what to employers need to know?

There are two fundamental changes that have been announced to the Coronavirus Job retention scheme: The introduction of flexible furlough arrangements from 1st July 2020The reduction in government funding You can find the detailed guidance here The purpose of this...

Second self-employment grant

HMRC have extended the Self-Employed income support scheme to cover a full and final grant to cover an additional 3 months for sole traders whose businesses are still adversely impacted by COVID19 after 14th July 2020. https://youtu.be/7rlWK-kXod4 It will be...

Furlough and HR Concerns

Here is the recording of Carrie's conversation with Alasdair Hobbs from Human Results to discuss clients questions about employees on Furlough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w671IZ_-sdk

Our fees and how much we charge

Our fees and how much we charge

This is the most frequent question I get from both potential and existing clients, and the one I quite honestly used to dread the most, until we completely changed our fee structure in autumn last year.   As with most accountants the fee’s we charge...

What makes a good accountant?

What makes a good accountant?

I met with a potential client last week who had been using a larger local accountancy practice. During the meeting I was asked what made me a good accountant.  Whilst it put me on the spot, it did start me thinking what does make a good...

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