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.

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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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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COVID-19: 24 September Update – Rishi Sunak announces Winter Economy Plan

We now know that there will not be the usual Autumn Budget.  Instead, Rishi Sunak has outlined the government’s plan, dubbed the Winter Economy Plan, to support businesses and safeguard employment over the next few months. Included in this update is an overview of the key points to note.  No doubt further details will be […]


Tax and Crypto Assets

2009 saw the launch of Bitcoin. Originally seen as being just for geeks and possibly hackers, crypto assets are becoming more common and even considered mainstream by many. HMRC has noted this increased interest in crypto assets. If you invest or trade in crypto assets and you pay taxes in the UK, you need to […]