Help for businesses – Coronavirus

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Further detailed information regarding the various schemes available for businesses to help them navigate the next few months can be found at We have contacted all businesses for whom we operate payroll regarding the job retention scheme – if you have not yet received an email, please contact us by calling 01698 373200 or emailing… Read more »

Coronavirus (Covid 19)

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The office is currently closed due to the updated guidelines issued by the Government.  This is to ensure the wellbeing of our staff, clients and friends and neighbours with whom we share the communal entrance.  Some staff are now working remotely and we are still able to access emails and are in the process of… Read more »

JOB VACANCY – Accounts and Payroll Assistant

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We are looking for an accounts and payroll assistant for our busy accountancy practice. The position is initially for a period of 9 months – 1 year but may lead to a permanent role for the right person. Responsibilities include – assisting accountants with accounts preparation, processing payroll for a large portfolio of clients, general… Read more »

2016/17 Tax Returns

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The 2016/17 tax year ended on the 5th April 2017. You can now prepare and submit your tax return. Doing so as early as possible gives you plenty time to budget for any outstanding liabilities as they don’t have to be paid until 31st January 2018! Contact us on 01698 373200 for more information.

Chancellor scraps plans for Class 4 NIC increase

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The Chancellor today announced that he would not proceed with plans to increase the rate of Class 4 National Insurance Contributions paid by the self-employed. Just a week after making the announcement in the Spring Budget, Mr Hammond said “In the light of what has emerged as a clear view among colleagues and a significant… Read more »

Spring Budget 2017

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No doubt you will have heard about the various changes introduced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget.  These included an increase in Class 4 National Insurance Contributions paid by those in self employment and a reduction in the dividend allowance.  If you want to find out more about how these changes might affect your… Read more »

Tax Returns – must be submitted online by 31st January

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Time is running out to ensure that your tax return for the year 2013/14 is submitted by the deadline date of 31st January 2015.    HMRC have a strict penalty schedule for late filing of a return AND additional penalties for filing an incorrect tax return.  Contact us as soon as possible for help and… Read more »

Tax Enquiry Fee Protection Service

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The pressure on the government to generate increased tax revenues has been well publicised in recent years.  As a consequence, the number of tax enquiries undertaken by HMRC has increased significantly. Any taxpayer can be targeted by HMRC to check that they are paying the right amount of tax – answering these enquiries takes time… Read more »