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.

Seasonal and Temporary Staff Pension Rights

Automatic Enrolment was brought into force in April 2016 with the aim of reducing the shortfall in workplace pensions. Auto enrolment requires all employers to have an eligible pension scheme that they must enrol their eligible staff into and they must also make a 3% contribution to that scheme. To be eligible for automatic enrolment […]

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Plan Now for Tax Year End

The 5th of April comes around very fast, so now may be the ideal time to review your financial situation. You can review how to best maximise the available tax allowances you have and even control the amount of tax you pay. You have worked hard for your money, so it pays to take some […]

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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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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Latest Update 11 August 2020 – Summary of Finance and Business Measures

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  11 August: Kick-starting Tourism  For each measure we have listed the date of the latest change. Simply click on any of the measures and you will […]


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Global Market Investment Update – 2020 Quarter 2

Following a severe sell-off in the first quarter of the year, the second quarter proved to be very strong for equity and credit markets alike.  The markets were bolstered by the huge stimulus provided by global central banks and were further buoyed by the reopening of economies. Additionally, risk hedges, such as sovereign debt and […]