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Do I need an accountant if I have accounting software?

If you’ve ever looked up accountants in your area, or googled a simple question about tax compliance, you’ve no doubt been bombarded with targeted ads from accountancy software companies. The promise of a hassle-free app providing cheap, easy, and quick solutions...

New VAT rules for the construction sector

Under new rules due to come in on 1 October 2019 builders, subcontractors and other trades associated with the construction industry will have to start using a new method of accounting for VAT. Under the new rules, supplies of standard or reduced-rated building...

Advisory fuel rate from company cars

In line with recent reductions in fuel prices, HMRC has reduced their suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 March 2019. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. Engine Size Petrol...

Keeping your website up to date for Google searches

Google is still the world’s most popular search engine. Google’s search engine algorithm is continuously being updated so how do you keep your firm’s website up to date so that you show up in online searches? More than 2.3 million Google searches are conducted every...

New Year resolutions to save tax

At this time of year, we think about New Year’s resolutions. It is also a good time to start planning your tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5th April. An obvious tax planning point would be to maximise your ISA allowances for the 2018/19 tax year...

More money for NHS and an end to austerity?

As previously announced, these were the main themes of the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s third budget but what we were waiting to hear was where the extra money was going to come from? Had he found a “Magic Money Tree”, or would tax and borrowing have to increase? We...