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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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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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Our Guide to the Domestic Reverse Charge

September 2019

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The Domestic Reverse Charge (DRC) is a major change to the way in which VAT is collected in the construction industry and will come into effect from 1st October 2020. Why has it been introduced? The Domestic Reverse Charge has been introduced by HMRC to combat fraud, in particular, missing trader fraud which costs the […]

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Should I Outsource Payroll?

September 2019

Stressed Employer Trying to Pay Staff Wages

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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Case Study: Tracey Renshaw

July 2019

Case Study: Tracey Renshaw

Services used: Capital Gains Tax, Self-assessment Tax Returns, Research & Development Tax Credits and Company Formation. Tracey Renshaw is a personal tax client who first approached us when she was looking to sell one of her properties and wanted to understand the capital gains tax implications. As a client of our Dereham office, Tracey was […]

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What Are the Benefits of a Business Partnership?

July 2019

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Business Partnerships are a common business type in the UK, it is a kind of middle ground between the sole trade and limited company. Deciding whether a partnership business is the right business model for you can be tricky, but it is worth spending some time researching the advantages and disadvantages of each business type […]

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Do I Need an Accountant?

July 2019

Do I Need an Accountant?

All business owners will at some point ask themselves this question: Do I need an accountant? It’s an important question to ask, and an even more important one to answer. Whether or not you need an accountant depends on several factors such as the size and type of your business. If, for example, you’re a […]

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