Rough Runner 2018

On Saturday 16th June several of our team took part in the Manchester Rough Runner 10K event. For this event we raised money for the Early Break Charity.  Our target was to raise £500; we have so far achieved this read more >

Could changing your accounting date help reduce your tax bill?

If you’re an unincorporated business (a sole trader or partnership), you have free choice when it comes to your accounting date says James Dawson. Some choose a date for commercial reasons – for example to fit in with a cyclical read more >

The making of a memorable corporate event

Chris Harland shares five great suggestions for organising the ideal corporate workshop or event. I’ve been involved in organising a number of successful business events, but have learnt over time that you need to be methodical in your planning for read more >

Summer 2018 Newsletter

I am pleased to present you with a copy of our most recent newsletter. Please click here to open it. The question of how to pay family members is perennially important. This area can be the subject of scrutiny by HMRC, read more >

Why weak personal security is a risk to business

Many businesses are becoming better protected in the IT sphere, argues Emma Woods, but the lax personal security of employees can still pose a risk. We’ve all become quite used to the idea of enterprise security. In business environments, there read more >

Charity Event – 10k Manchester Rough Runner

A few of the Barlow Andrews team along with some friends and family are taking part in the 10k Manchester Rough Runner obstacle course on Saturday 16th June. We would like to raise money for the Early Break Charity which read more >

Company car and other tax updates

In a recently published report, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has urged the government to carry out ‘urgent work’ to ‘simplify the UK’s tax system’ for businesses and help encourage growth. Meanwhile, changes affecting employer-provided company cars took effect read more >

Exam Success

Congratulations to Becky Lloyd , who has passed her first 2 papers at the Professional Stage of the ACA qualification, with flying colours – possibly a BA record! Well done Becky. Keep up the good work.

How to handle termination payments correctly

James Dawson tackles some frequently asked questions on the payments made when you terminate an employee’s contract. With careful planning, you can save tax and national insurance when you make termination payments, but it’s important to bear a number of read more >


Please click here for the Spring 2018 edition of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the newsletter for GPs and practice managers published by our membership organisation, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants. Practice management expert Fiona Dalziel leads this issue with read more >