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.

Year End Tax Planning Opportunities

With the 5 April tax year end approaching now is a good time to review your personal finances and the planning opportunities that are available to help minimise your tax liabilities. Dividends Anyone who runs their business through a limited company is able to extract the first £5,000 of dividend income tax free, irrespective of […]

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Don’t Leave the Future to Chance

Don’t Leave the Future to Chance.
Partner Colin Frame shares some thoughts on Farm Succession Planning.
In simple terms when we talk about farm succession we mean the long term plan for the farming business. In practice it is difficult to cover all of the taxation and accounting issues surrounding succession in farming across the generations in one short article, but here goes . . .

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Where Does All the Money Go?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the tax you hand over to HMRC? For the last three years the government has sent 30 million households a clear and simple summary of how much Income Tax and National Insurance they paid in the last financial year and how these contributions were used by the government […]

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Tax Efficient Profit Extraction

As the new tax year begins any changes to income tax bands, the personal allowance, National Insurance thresholds and the rate of corporation tax should be considered when looking at how best to extract profits from your personal or family company. From 1 April 2017 the rate of corporation tax reduced from 20% to 19%. […]

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Making Tax Digital – The Story So Far

You should by now be aware of the Government’s push to online tax compliance under the ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) initiative. We believe this will be the biggest shake up in taxation since the introduction of Self-Assessment twenty years ago. Originally announced back in the 2015 budget by George Osborne, HMRC want to modernise the […]

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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 […]