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How We’ve Helped Our Clients Save on Their Business Costs

February 2019

Aston Shaw Business Cost Reduction Service

We work hard to make businesses as profitable as possible by eliminating waste on essential spend. Our Business Cost Reduction service has saved many of our client’s vast sums of money on overheads such as utilities and insurance. In this blog, we’re going to share some of our favourite examples of how we’ve been able […]


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Are You Eligible For Marriage Allowance?

February 2019

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Believe it or not, there are some perks associated with being married. One of these benefits is Marriage Allowance, an entitlement that often goes unclaimed. The Married Couples Allowance for individuals born after 6th April 1935 will allow you to transfer some of your Personal Allowance to your partner. The Personal Allowance is the figure that […]


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What Is a Limited Company?

February 2019

What Is A Limited Company?

We’ve all heard of a limited company, but what exactly does it mean to be ‘limited’? The word itself can carry negative or positive connotations, depending on its use. An example of the word used in a negative context could be, dare I say it, the beer selection is limited. Used in other contexts, the […]


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What You Need to Do About IR35

January 2019

What You Need to Do About IR35

IR35 is a piece of tax legislation designed to combat tax avoidance by off-payroll workers who provide their services to businesses as a self-employed individual on a regular, long-term basis. In the eyes of HMRC, workers of this kind are what’s known as ‘disguised employees.’ This means that as far as HMRC are concerned, the […]


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Don’t Listen to the Bloke Down the Pub

December 2018

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One of the great difficulties we face as accountants is providing clarity to our clients amongst all the misinformation, rumours and hearsay floating around out there. The issue of misinformation is particularly prevalent in the accounting industry, this is because there are so many rules and regulations that businesses must abide by that are constantly […]


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Budget 2018: Key Points

October 2018

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond has delivered the 2018 Autumn Budget. In this blog post, we highlight the key points of his speech. Business £900m has been allocated to small businesses in the form of business rates relief. £650m has also been allocated to rejuvenate British High Streets A new digital services tax at 2% […]


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Is Your Company’s Christmas Party Tax Deductible?

October 2018

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Are you a limited company and do you want to save money on your company’s Christmas do? Well then, you’re in luck, because each year HM Revenue & Customs offer a small tax break for a company’s Christmas party. Technically there isn’t an allowance for a Christmas party per se, however, HMRC does provide limited […]


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Case Study: A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned

October 2018

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Our recently appointed Client Services Manager, Scott Herd has been busy helping our clients make savings on their business’s overheads. In this blog, we’ll show you how Scott was able to save members of The Bodyshop Fellowship significant sums of money. The Bodyshop Fellowship is an organisation that supports Bodyshop’s across the UK. Having heard […]


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Digital Agencies and the Potential for R&D Tax Relief

September 2018

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In previous blogs and in our downloadable jargon-free guide to R&D, we have commented on how often businesses miss out on claiming Research & Development (R&D) tax credits. From our experience of working with clients, the digital sector is certainly no exception. Digital agencies often make leaps into the unknown to stay ahead of their […]


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Case Study: A Multi-million Pound Deal

September 2018

Architect Assessing Property Development

We love to help our client’s businesses succeed and thrive. Our Corporate Finance team headed up by Justin Lavery, a professional with almost 30 years’ experience in the field, has recently secured the necessary funding to make a large-scale construction project possible. Our client is a Property Development Company of executive homes in East Anglia, who […]


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