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Do I Have to Pay UK Tax on Foreign Income?

December 2019

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We get asked this question a lot. So often in fact that we decided it’s a subject worth covering in a blog. In most cases, there is a simple answer to this question. If you are not a UK resident, you won’t need to pay tax in the UK. If you are a UK resident, […]


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How an Accountant Can Save You Money

November 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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Gas Price Slump Means Savings Can Be Made

November 2019

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Our Business Cost Reduction Team are avidly working to make clients aware that big savings can currently be made on their business’s gas contract renewals, as prices have dipped to an amazing 18 month low. The reason for this dramatic price drop is in part due to Europe being predicted to have a fairly mild […]


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Meet the Team Behind Our Cost Cutting Service

November 2019

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Since our inception in 1969, we’ve set out to be more than just accountants. One of the most recent (and most popular) ways in which we have been going above and beyond for our clients is through our Business Cost Reduction Service, delivered by our in-house team. The team’s mission is simple: to ensure all […]


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Why You Shouldn’t Get a New Company Car Until April 2020

November 2019

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If you’re thinking about changing your company car/cars in the near future, you may want to wait until 6th April 2020 when some new tax rules come into effect. These new tax rules will significantly favour low and zero-emission vehicles, so if you start driving a green car from April 2020, you’ll be benefiting from […]


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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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