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.

How Safe is Your Password?

Following on from the article we posted earlier this year where we talked about phishing scams, we wanted to raise the subject of passwords and how you should use them to keep your information as secure as possible. The dangers of password reuse Using the same password across different websites and online services is a […]

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Make Sure to Get Your Tax Relief on Pension Contributions

As a result of automatic enrollment, millions of people now have a workplace pension. Once enrolled not only will you pay into the scheme, but so will your employer. It is important to know that the contributions you make may also attract tax relief. An individual paying a pension contribution is entitled to tax relief […]

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Take Away the Stress of Probate

When we lose someone close it is always a difficult and stressful time. To then take on the responsibility to sort out your loved one’s finances, property and possessions after they’ve died makes it even more so. It’s not easy to talk about situations that are related to death. Therefore ‘Probate’, the word used to […]

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Top Tips to Avoid Phishing Scams

Did you know that in 2019, 32% of businesses and 22% of charities have identified cyber security breaches or attacks. Among these organisations, the most common attacks are: phishing emails (80% of businesses and 81% of charities experiencing breaches or attacks) others impersonating their organisation online (28% and 20%) viruses or other malware, including ransomware […]

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Make the Most of Your Annual Investment Allowance

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) provides an immediate deduction to many businesses for the cost of most plant and machinery and office equipment purchased, up to an annual limit. This means if your business buys a piece of equipment that qualifies for the AIA (which for clarification does not include cars), you can deduct 100% […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update 7 April 2020

Although no new business support has been announced overnight, we are continuing to receive further clarity on existing measures. Some positive news we have received from a number of clients is that they have applied for and already received funding via the Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.  If you […]


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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 […]