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.

Initial Interpretation of the Autumn Statement 2016

On 23 November 2016, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered the government’s autumn statement and announced that it will be the last of its kind. Following the Spring Budget in 2017, the Budget will be delivered in the autumn, with the first being in autumn 2017. This will give the government more time to tweak tax reforms […]

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Intellectual Property – have you protected yours?

Did you know that your ideas are a valuable asset? With all of the demands on a business owner’s time, the protection of intellectual property is often overlooked. Intellectual Property (IP) is an umbrella term for creations of the intellect such as artistic works, business names, designs, logos, inventions and slogans. Intellectual property law has […]

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Post-Brexit Update

Brexit means many things to many people and we all made our choices. The EU referendum result will, of course, have significant long term economic consequences for the UK and many areas of law will need to be adapted to the new era. How extensive the changes will be will depend on the negotiations to […]

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Post-Brexit Investment Update

We have never tried to be crystal ball gazers but, one thing is for certain, we are in for a bumpy ride. In the last twelve months we have seen two or three sharp downturns in markets, followed by reasonably good recoveries. Over the last 20 years the investment landscape has followed a similar road. […]

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Reasons to be Cheerful in Farming

There seems to be many reasons at present, perhaps even more than usual, to feel a bit down. These include uncertainties caused by the Brexit debate, low commodity prices, growing bureaucracy, the impact of land reform political interference in our lives generally. As well as of course the perennial weather which seems to get more […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Latest Update 3 July 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 3 July: CJRS how to adjust for overclaims or underclaims made in error;  SEISS claims for second grant open 17 August For each measure we have […]


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VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for the Construction Industry – What You Need to Know

HMRC have announced that the introduction of the VAT Domestic Reverse Charge (reverse charge) for the construction industry has been postponed again. Originally, the reverse charge was to be implemented on 1 October 2019, but was pushed back 12 months until 1 October 2020. The government has now announced a further five-month delay to its […]