Utility charges are a bitter pill for medics

Paul Burton urges caution in dealings over new NHSPS leases. Doctors in a number of surgeries have recently been hit with demands for large sums of money related to utilities, such as rent and rates, as well as clinical waste read more >

AISMA Doctor Newsline – Autumn 2017

Please click here to access the Autumn 2017 edition of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the newsletter for GPs and practice managers published by our membership organisation, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants. At a time when workload pressure is leaving read more >

On yer bike!

Since 1999, the UK government has been encouraging people to cycle to work by offering tax breaks. The way the Cycle to Work Scheme operates is pretty straightforward. As an employer, you purchase a bike on an employee’s behalf and read more >

Get Companies Active – Triathlon Relay

We had a fabulous morning yesterday at the Get Companies Active Triathlon Relay.  It was a cold start, but Paul Leigh and David Kay swam their green swimming caps off (fortunately no photos!) at Bolton One.  Despite David being held read more >

How changes to IR35 may affect you

Are you a contractor with your own company working in the public sector? Recent changes might make a big difference to your financial arrangements. If you work through a Personal Service Company (PSC) within the public sector, there are new read more >

Bolton Town Centre Vison Revealed

The continued development of the town centre can only be good news for our town, which has seen a lot of changes over the past few years.  It seems there are many more to come as investment in the town read more >

Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Auto-Enrolment

Auto-enrolment legislation is certainly burdensome and many companies encounter similar kinds of issues when coming up to their staging deadline. Problems can potentially be costly and are frequently overlooked by employers, but a few straightforward steps can iron out the read more >

New Starters and Qualifications

Following on from the fantastic announcement that two members of our team, Sophie Tweddle and Keelie Saunders, have qualified as Accounting Technicians, we have more exciting news! Razina Patel recently received her final exam results.  We are delighted to announce read more >

Going digital means you can’t ignore security

As the tax system becomes fully digital, businesses and individuals will have to be more conscious than ever of data security, argues Emma Woods. We’ve seen a lot of discussion of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ project – something which is read more >

Paying for apprenticeships through the new employer levy

From 6th April 2017, any employer – or a group of ‘connected’ employers – with a pay bill of £3 million or more is responsible for paying an apprenticeship levy of 0.5% of their annual payroll bill. The payments are read more >