Exam Success

Congratulations to Nathan Turner, who has successfully completed his Level 3 AAT qualification. Nathan will now move on to study for Level 4. Congratulation also to Paul Leigh who has now completed all the elements of  Level 4 AAT and read more >

Helping employees live your brand

How your staff can become ambassadors for the business Your company’s brand is one of your most valuable assets. It’s what differentiates you in the marketplace and cements your reputation. When employees believe in the brand, a business will prosper. read more >

Building your brand from the inside out

Building your brand from the inside out How to ensure employee engagement in brand development. Many companies rightly focus on external marketing and advertising activities, but do they always take advantage of the most powerful brand assets a company has? read more >

Spring Statement 2018

A summary of the Spring Statement 2018 is now available here We have prepared this summary to outline the issues that are most likely to be of interest to you. We have included informative comments to help you assess the read more >

How big data can spell trouble for small businesses

Watch out. HMRC is getting tough, writes James Dawson. And technology is playing an ever-increasing role in investigations. You might be surprised to hear that investigations into self-assessment taxpayers have been one of the fastest growing revenue streams for HMRC. read more >


Congratulations to Codi who has successfully completed the certificate level of the ACA qualification. Well done Codi. Keep up the good work!

Seeing is believing

The first instinct of many accountants may still be to pick up the phone to clients, argues Emma Woods. But increasingly, forward-thinking firms are making use of Skype for Business. It may be the ideal way to communicate with your read more >

Spring 2018 Newsletter

I am pleased to include a link to our Spring newsletter here. Our lead article is of particular relevance to corporate clients, and covers the correct procedure to be followed when making dividend payments. Highlighting some common errors, the article read more >

When is a van not a van?

The P11D benefit charges on company vans are generally much lower than company cars and where private use of the van is merely incidental to its business use by the employee, then there is no taxable benefit at all. Which read more >

Apps that really add up

More and more businesses have made the transition to cloud-based accounting platforms such as QuickBooks, Xero and SageOne, writes Jo Waddicker. This new approach to accounting, together with a range of apps, offer benefits that have not been as readily read more >