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 >

Exam Success

Congratulations to Liz Artis and Codi Brockley, who recently both successfully completed their examinations.  Liz now has her training contract to complete before becoming a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Codi is an Accounting Technician (AAT) and is starting her training read more >

A regular gift can lead to big savings

Normal expenditure out of income is a way of ensuring that your loved ones benefit financially from your success. And the seven-year IHT rule related to the transfer of assets doesn’t apply, explains Mark Sheen. You’re probably already aware that read more >

Your options with tax-free childcare

The government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme, operational since April 2017, is designed to help working families with their regular costs. Eligible parents can open an online account to pay for registered childcare. For every £8 you pay in, the government will read more >

Five top tips for securing your business online

High-profile cyber attacks – such as the one which affected 300,000 devices in 150 countries, including the NHS, in May 2017 – help to focus the minds of all businesses on potential dangers. Here are his five key pieces of read more >

Don’t let tradition cloud your judgment

Emma Woods says it’s time that small businesses consign old-style book-keeping to history and embrace the cloud. It’s quite surprising how many small businesses are still keeping manual accounting records as we approach 2018. With Making Tax Digital very much read more >