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 >

Autumn Newsletter 2017

I am pleased to include a link to our autumn newsletter here. Our lead article provides an update on the government’s new timetable for the roll-out of the Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB) programme. HMRC is now allowing a read more >

Exam Success

Both Keelie and Sophie have passed their level 4 AAT exam and are now AAT qualified. Congratulations to both of them!

Nowhere to hide now on women’s pay

Recent revelations have made the gender pay gap higher profile than ever, writes Chris Harland. And it’s an issue that many medium-sized and larger companies will now have to address for the first time. In July 2017, the BBC published read more >

To charge or not to charge? The VAT conundrum.

HMRC is looking closely at the VAT charged in certain industries, writes Emma Woods. And it could lead to significant VAT cost, including penalties. For many businesses providing services, the rules around charging VAT are pretty straightforward. If you’re unsure read more >

Top ten questions for charitable trustees

  Charity fundraising has been under a great deal of scrutiny in recent times, particularly in the light of the high-profile case of Olive Cooke – an elderly lady who committed suicide after receiving countless letters and phone calls from read more >


Paul Burton looks at the tax implications of the summer or Christmas bash you hold at your workplace. If you’re looking ahead to the summer and planning a party for your employees, it’s worth bearing in mind the potential tax read more >

Ministers confirm a new timetable for Making Tax Digital

“Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General said: Businesses agree that digitising the tax system is the right direction of travel. However, many have been worried about the scope and pace of reforms. We have listened very read more >