Accountancy Blog

Our accountancy blog is updated monthly with our opinions on a variety of issues affecting our clients and the industry sectors we cover.

Global Markets Performance Update – 2021 Quarter 1

During a year like no other, we are feeling quite buoyed by how we managed our operations during 2020. The saying “change is the only constant in life” has certainly been proved time and time again over the past 12 months. As we write our latest quarterly update, the sense of optimism feels greater than […]

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Avoid the Cost of HMRC Investigation

Tax investigations by HMRC have been on the rise for a number of years. Anyone can be selected for an investigation by HMRC, whether you are a business, a director or an individual taxpayer. What does an investigation involve and why does it happen? Put simply, a tax investigation is when HMRC decides to take […]

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Private Sector IR35 Changes – Will it impact you?

March 2021 The Government’s controversial legislation to tackle ‘disguised employment’ arrangements goes through an important change from 6 April 2021 which could have a significant impact on anyone who uses a limited company to carry out their services for medium and large businesses. The legislation – commonly referred to as “IR35” – was introduced by […]

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Living Accommodation Benefit Changes from 6 April 2021

March 2021 Historically, living accommodation provided to employees as part of their employment is deemed to be a taxable benefit in kind (BIK), unless the living accommodation falls within HMRC’s exemptions. On 6 April 2021, HMRC will be withdrawing one of the exemptions which could potentially have the effect of increasing both the employee’s and […]

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FWIW (That’s shorthand ‘For What It’s Worth’)

Over the past year most people’s level of engagement with social media and online conferencing platforms has rocketed. The learning curve has been steep; many of us who only 12 months ago thought ‘Tiktok’ was the sound a clock made and ‘Zoom’ was an ice lolly, have had to adapt to a life of Youtube […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 4 May

This article summarises the business support measures the UK and Scottish governments, along with other NGBs and organisations have introduced as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Last updated 4 May: Business Resilience Grant Northumberland – Northumberland CC announces second phase of its Business Resilience Grant (BRG) scheme For each measure we have listed the […]


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Global Markets Performance Update – 2021 Quarter 1

During a year like no other, we are feeling quite buoyed by how we managed our operations during 2020. The saying “change is the only constant in life” has certainly been proved time and time again over the past 12 months. As we write our latest quarterly update, the sense of optimism feels greater than […]