September 23, 2019

Why have I been landed with another bill from HMRC?

I paid £18k in January and now they want another £6k?  This is question has been asked by a number of new clients that we have onboarded over the past few months, so hopefully this blog post should help explain why HMRC want a payment in July as well as J...

April 3, 2019

One of our new clients came to us that was trading as a Sole Trader and was extremely confused by the amount of tax he was paying and when. He had incorporated a Limited Company previously, but it had lain dormant for a few years, his previous accountant had told him that he would save tax but had not exp...

March 29, 2019

With the end of the tax year coming to a close we've had a few enquiries from clients about new rates from April 2019.  So I thought I'd drop the key changes into a blog post.....

  1. Minimum Wage
    From 1st April 2019 all employees (with the exception of Directors) must be paid the following minimum wage r...

April 5, 2017

As a small business owner I was really disappointed in this budget.  As part of the Conservatives general election campaign David Cameron referred to small businesses as the economy’s “magic ingredient”.  The budget that was delivered on 8th March 2017 clearly did not support this.

The Chancellor quot...

March 7, 2017

Making tax Digital summary of legislation

March 24, 2016

Over the past few weeks I have been spending a lot of time discussing the restriction on the allowable finance costs for buy to let landlords from 6th April 2017. 

These changes don’t just affect current higher taxpayers, the restriction of finance costs against property income actually pushes a lot of bas...

March 17, 2016


The chancellor delivered what he called "a Budget that backs small businesses" yesterday, by announcing a further reduction in the corporation tax rate to 17% in 2020, a business rates overhaul and a reduction in Capital Gains Tax.


However, the reality is that these are small sweeteners after the previou...

March 15, 2016



With the new tax year fast approaching, there is still 3 weeks to consider taking additional dividends where appropriate, before the reform of tax on dividends. 


Here is a reminder of the changes:


The Current Rules

A 10% non-refundable tax credit is added onto dividends, then they are taxed at 10% up to...

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