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Our Comprehensive Guide to IR35

January 2020

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Have you ever wondered what determines someone as an employee rather than a contractor? With changes to IR35 legislation due to hit the private sector from April 2020, it is very much in your interest to find out. Glenn Savill, Relationship Manager here at Aston Shaw highlights everything you need to know about these upcoming […]

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Five Small Business Tips From a Business Advisor

January 2020

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Do you know the benefits of getting the right help from a business advisor? At Aston Shaw, we work closely with our clients to get to know their business and understand their needs. We don’t offer ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions. Our dedicated client managers spend the time getting to know you and your business, becoming your one […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Reduce Your Business Costs

December 2019

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With Christmas just around the corner, we look forward to the festive season and the New Year ahead. At this time of year, many of us start thinking up New Year’s resolutions though unfortunately, these aren’t always easy to stick to! However, there’s one New Year’s resolution you can make this year that’s very easy […]

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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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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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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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