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NICs and Dividend Tax Rates 2022 Summary

September 2021

NIC and Dividend Changes 2021

In a bid to help fund health and social care costs, National Insurance contributions (NICs) and dividend tax rates will rise from April 2022 National Insurance Contribution changes from April 2022 Employees will pay 1.25% more on National Insurance (NI) from April 2022. A recap on who pays NI: All employees on their salaries (those […]

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Do I Have to Pay UK Tax on Foreign Income?

September 2021

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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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Chris becomes a Chartered Tax Advisor

August 2021

Chris Lock - Chartered Tax Adviser

Aston Shaw has been celebrating this week, as longstanding team member and tax specialist, Chris Lock, has recently qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA). Chris started his career with us in 2015, during which time he has completed all his qualifications, including MAAT and ACCA. During this time, he has developed relationships with a […]

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From Idea to Start-Up: A Lending Hand

July 2021

Start-Up Assistance from Accountants

Going from the creative stage to the nitty-gritty details of registering your start-up business, managing finances, tax, bookkeeping – and everything else that comes with running a business – can be a daunting leap. We are here to guide you through all of these intricacies, and assure you that you have an experienced helping hand, […]

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What’s the Difference Between Accountants & Bookkeepers?

June 2021

Identifying the differences between accountants and bookkeepers

For businesses of any size, accounting and bookkeeping can services provide considerable and profitable advantages. They help to ensure that a business is compliant with HMRC, that they are maximising their finances, and can optimise a business’s growth. It is, however, often questioned what the difference is between the two functions, and which one is […]

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New Director Appointed at Aston Shaw

April 2021

Aston Shaw appoints new Director

Effective from 1st April 2021, long-serving employee Gary White has been appointed Director of Aston Shaw. Gary first joined Aston Shaw in 2002 as a Receptionist and Trainee Accountant at our long since departed Norwich office on Yarmouth Road. It was here that Gary displayed his versatility and ability to develop a variety of skills, […]

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eCommerce Accountants for online businesses

April 2021

Findings from a 2021 report from Retail Economics and Natwest reveal that since the beginning of lockdown, 46% of consumers in the UK have purchased a product online which they had previously only ever purchased in store. More demand equals more business, and as a result, individuals and businesses alike have sought opportunity in setting […]

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What is Income Protection Insurance?

April 2021

Income Protection Insurance at Aston Shaw

It is estimated that around one million workers per year face serious illness or injury and become unable to work. This is where Income Protection Insurance can help. What is Income Protection Insurance? Income Protection Insurance provides policy holders with financial support should they become unable to work due to an accident or illness. The […]

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Could you be overpaying on CIS?

April 2021

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) - Tax Advice

If you work for a contractor in the construction industry as a self-employed individual, under the CIS, the contractor is obliged to withhold tax on its payments to you. Under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), contractors deduct money from a subcontractor’s payments and pass it to HMRC. Registered CIS workers receive their payments net of […]

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What is Key Person Insurance and why is it important?

March 2021

Key person insurance can be valuable to any business, no matter how big or small. It is designed to protect a company when one of their key workers, those essential to the business’s operation, becomes unable to work due to illness or if they pass away. Have you considered how your business would continue to […]

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