Month: July 2019

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A new business, have you considered your options?

If you are setting up a new business one of the options, you will need to consider is your business structure. There are two basic choices: Be self-employed, or Incorporate your business, be a limited company. There is a world...

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Why invest in tax planning?

The way we organise our business and personal financial affairs determines the amount of taxes we pay. Most of us are focussed on outcomes, outcomes that on the face of it increase our profits or income without due regard for...

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The advantages of tax compliance support?

As UK resident persons we are obliged to comply with the law, if we don’t, there are consequences. These range from financial penalties to imprisonment. Tax compliance covers areas such as submitting returns to HMRC by the required dates and...

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No deal

The phrase “no-deal” is assuming a rather specific meaning as the exit from the EU grinds towards a conclusion – the present deadline for achieving a withdrawal agreement is the end of October. If we fail to achieve consensus by...

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It is business as usual at the Treasury

With all the present upheavals in UK politics it is reassuring that for one government department, the Treasury, it’s business as usual. Ordinarily, we would expect the next Budget to be presented to parliament in the autumn, usually November. As...

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What is Goodwill?

According to the dictionary goodwill is: 1. a feeling of benevolence, approval, and kindly interest 2. (modifier) resulting from, showing, or designed to show goodwill: the government sent a goodwill mission toMoscow. 3. willingness or acquiescence 4. (Accounting & Book-keeping)...

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Filing documents with Companies House

In the not too distant past, if you filed a set of accounts for a registered company with Companies House this usually involved sending the required documents using the postal system. Inevitably, this involved a certain amount of delay: initially,...

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Recurring income

If you are in business you either buy (manufacture) or sell goods, or you deliver a service based on your personal skills. If you buy or sell goods there is no reason to believe that once you have achieved a...

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Reconsider cycle to work scheme

The government have recently announced that they are to extend the criteria for an approved, and therefore tax-effective, cycle-to-work scheme as part of their drive to reduce pollution and CO2 emissions in urban environments. E-bikes have an integrated motor that...

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Brexit risk assessment

It looks increasingly likely that we are heading for a no-deal Brexit. Taken literally, this means that our present relaxed trading relationship with customers and suppliers in the EU will cease at the end of October this year. Whilst there...

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