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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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 8 April

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 8 April: more details on the Recovery Loan Scheme For each measure we have listed the date of the latest change. Simply click on any of […]


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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 […]