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Cycle to work scheme – updated June 2019 to include E-Bikes

19th June 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Limited Companies, Miscellaneous, News, Personal Tax, Tax
Cycle to work scheme – updated June 2019 to include E-Bikes

As cycling continues to grow in popularity with e-bikes leading the way in getting more and more people using pedal power, the government has at last lifted its cap on the value of bikes and associated safety equipment which can be bought through a cycle to work scheme. In the period from 2013-2017 only 4% of people cycled to work, Read the full article…


Money Laundering

5th June 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Limited Companies, News
Money Laundering

HMRC has published a list of businesses that have not met their obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations. As a supervisor of the Money Laundering Regulations HMRC has a duty to publish details of businesses that have been penalised for not complying with the regulations. HMRC advises that it considers cases individually to decide whether to publish details in full, Read the full article…


‘Springtime’ Tax Scams Target Young People

4th June 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Client Focus, HMRC, Miscellaneous
‘Springtime’ Tax Scams Target Young People

HMRC has warned young people in the UK to ‘stay vigilant’ in order to avoid falling victim to ‘Springtime’ tax refund scams. Criminals often target young individuals or the elderly as these groups of people are likely to be less familiar with the UK tax system. During the months of April and May, criminals often bombard taxpayers with tax refund Read the full article…


Cashflow – How to speed up your Cash Conversion Cycle

20th May 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Budget, Business, CASH, Client Focus, Limited Companies, News, Tax
Cashflow – How to speed up your Cash Conversion Cycle

In the next in our series of articles on how to improve your cashflow we take a look at the cash conversion cycle and actions you might be able to take to shorten it. I think it’s safe to say that we all agree that turning what we do into good, hard cash as quickly and profitably as possible is Read the full article…


Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone Proposal

17th May 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, CASH, Client Focus, local interest, Miscellaneous, News
Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone Proposal

The Greater Manchester Clean Air Proposal consultation is now open. You have the opportunity to have your say from now until midnight on Sunday 30 June 2019 here: https://cleanairgm.com/conversation and we would strongly encourage you to do so, as this proposal is likely to impact every household in the region, not just businesses using HGVs and vans. For full details Read the full article…


Cashflow – Mind Your Margins to Increase your Cashflow

14th May 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Budget, Business, CASH, Client Focus, Limited Companies, News, Tax
Cashflow – Mind Your Margins to Increase your Cashflow

In the next in our series of articles on how to improve your cashflow we take a look at margins, and how simply understanding them better, and focusing on them more regularly will have a knock on effect on improving your cashflow. Simply monitoring and understanding the margins in your business will ensure you ask better questions about your cashflow Read the full article…


Cash really is King – how to improve your cashflow

3rd May 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Budget, Business, CASH, Client Focus, Limited Companies, News, Tax
Cash really is King – how to improve your cashflow

We have been working with a number of clients recently around improving their cashflow. I continue to be surprised by the number of businesses out there who focus on growth above all else and forget the rule that Turnover is Vanity, Profit is Sanity, but cash is KING! And it’s such an important area of focus for any business, that Read the full article…


Update on Structures and Buildings Allowance

29th April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, News
Update on Structures and Buildings Allowance

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019 amidst all the Brexit debates. In his speech the Chancellor provided an update on the economy and responded to the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts. In addition he launched consultations on various aspects of the tax system together with updates on earlier consultations. One area subject to consultation Read the full article…


Delay to Rise in Probate Fees

26th April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Brexit, Budget, Business, Client Focus, HMRC
Delay to Rise in Probate Fees

The government has delayed its planned increase in probate fees indefinitely. The delay has been attributed to ‘pressure on Parliamentary time‘ caused by Brexit debates and votes. The increase in fees had been set to take effect from 1 April 2019, but HMRC recently made the decision to postpone the rise. Under government plans, the proposed probate fees are as follows: Read the full article…


Reporting Benefits in Kind – Forms P11D

23rd April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Personal Tax, Tax
Reporting Benefits in Kind – Forms P11D

The forms P11D which report details of benefits and some expenses provided to employees and directors for the year ended 5 April 2019, are due for submission to HMRC by 6 July 2019. The process of gathering the necessary information can take some time, so it is important that this process is not left to the last minute. Employees pay Read the full article…