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Important Changes to CGT on the Sale of Property

October 2019

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Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax applied to the gain made of an asset you have sold. You pay tax on the gain, not the amount you sold it for, hence the name Capital Gains Tax. From 6th April 2020, any individual, trustee or personal representative that realises a capital gain from the sale or disposal […]


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What is Tax Planning?

October 2019

Tax Planning

Tax planning is the minimization of one’s tax liability through the best use of all available allowances, deductions, reliefs, exclusions and exemptions. Tax planning is usually (and most effectively) undertaken by a professional. Tax planning can be separated into two main areas, corporate and personal. What is corporate tax planning? Corporate tax planning is undertaken […]


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Why It’s Time to Upgrade Your Telecoms System

October 2019

Why It's Time to Upgrade Your Telecoms System

As accountants and business advisors, we know better than most how important communication is for businesses. We’re living in a digital age where it’s likely you spend more time communicating with your customers and colleagues via email or telephone than you do in person. This modern way of working calls (pun intended) for a modern […]


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What Is the Patent Box and How Do You Qualify?

October 2019

THE PATENT BOX

The Patent Box is a scheme that allows businesses to profit more from their patents by reducing the tax paid on those profits. Much like Research & Development Tax Credits, the aim of the Patent Box is to encourage innovation across UK businesses. Businesses that qualify for the scheme will benefit from a rate of […]


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The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment

September 2019

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There are lots of benefits associated with being self-employed; you can be your own boss, choose when and where you work and do what you love for a living – doesn’t sound too bad, does it? However, with these benefits come some inevitable drawbacks. In this blog, we’ll weigh up the pros and cons of […]


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Should You Get Help to File Your Self-Assessment Tax Return?

September 2019

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It’s a fair and valid question. Should you pay an accountant to file your tax return, or just do it yourself? Let’s make something clear, completing a tax return isn’t rocket science, but it isn’t a walk in the park either, especially if you have little to no experience. So yes, you absolutely can file […]


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How an Accountant Can Save You Money

September 2019

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Many people view paying an accountant as just another outgoing, another necessity that is paid begrudgingly along with utility bills, tax, business rates and the like. This perception is fundamentally wrong as so much of an accountant’s role is geared towards saving businesses money. In most cases, a good accountant will save a business more […]


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Our Guide to the Domestic Reverse Charge

September 2019

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: HMRC announced on 6th September 2019 that the introduction of the Domestic Reverse Charge will be delayed by twelve months from 1st October 2019 to 1st October 2020. The article below has been updated to reflect this. For more information about the delay, visit the gov.uk website. The Domestic Reverse Charge (DRC) is […]


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Should I Outsource Payroll?

September 2019

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Payroll can be a real headache for businesses. Ever-changing legislation and the need for real-time information (RTI) have made it a significant administrative burden. If that wasn’t difficult enough, employers must keep on top of things such as maternity and paternity pay, sick pay, auto-enrolment into pension schemes, raising P45’s for leavers etc. It’s a […]


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Am I Eligible to Claim for R&D Tax Credits?

August 2019

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Research and Development tax credits, commonly referred to as simply ‘R&D’ is a government incentive designed to drive forward innovation across multiple industries. This is an opportunity for you to reduce your corporation tax bill or receive a refund from HMRC based on the working hours your business dedicates to R&D. We often find that […]


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