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Covid – Did you make the right business decision?

Oct 15, 2020

Covid and the change in the business community has brought some things to the fore for many business owners. Choosing

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Tax-efficient Ways to Extract Profit from your business

Sep 2, 2020

Part 2 We’re often asked by our clients how they can best extract profits from their company without falling foul

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HMRC fuel rates 2020

Sep 2, 2020

New rates. Updated advisory fuel rates (AFRs) from 1 September 2020 for fuel costs when using company cars. Engine Size 

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Tax-efficient Ways to Extract Profit from your business

Aug 28, 2020

Part 1 We’re often asked by our clients how they can best extract profits from their company without falling foul

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Accounts Payable

Jun 12, 2020

We have created a series of help guides so you can keep your finger on the pulse of your business

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Nine weeks since the world changed…

May 21, 2020

On the 16th March we decided to close our offices to visitors, not only to protect our employees but also

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COVID-19 Help for individuals who are self employed

Mar 26, 2020

We are waiting for the chancellor to announce some measures for the millions of sole traders in the UK. Whilst we

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COVID-19 How to furlough your employees

Mar 25, 2020

As responsible employers we all want to do what we can for our employees in these difficult times but what

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COVID-19 Financial help for businesses

Mar 21, 2020

The government has announced and continues to announce measures to assist business during this difficult time.  The financial assistance is coming

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COVID-19 What if I need to lay off my employees?

Mar 21, 2020

In some circumstances you may need to temporarily close your workplace and lay off employees.  This may be because you cannot

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COVID-19 Self-isolation and absence

Mar 21, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, it is difficult to decide where you need to concentrate your efforts first. Keep an

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COVID-19 Employers’ duty of care

Mar 17, 2020

By law, employers are responsible for the health and safety of all employees. During this time of uncertainty, it is

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Budget 2020: What it means for you and your employees.

Mar 14, 2020

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines this week you may be forgiven for missing the Budget given by the Government on

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What do weddings and tax have in common?

Mar 8, 2020

As accountants we try to keep our information real and to be a little different.  We know that Valentine’s Day was

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IR35 – what does it mean?

Mar 1, 2020

IR35, also known as the ‘off-payroll’ working rules is changing from April 2020.  It has been in the press a lot

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What is bookkeeping?

Feb 8, 2020

And is there is a difference between bookkeeping and accounting? The process of bookkeeping is essential for any business.  As

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Home working allowable expenses

Jan 25, 2020

As accountants we’re always going to advise you to not stretch your business beyond its means. And that can mean

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BREXIT: What does it mean for my small business?

Jan 18, 2020

The 31st of January 2020 is an important date for accountants for two main reasons…it’s self-assessment deadline day AND it’s Brexit

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Car leasing and VAT

Nov 25, 2019

HMRC rules state that you cannot claim VAT paid on the purchase of a car if there is any private

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Long-term tax planning and your children…

Nov 18, 2019

What was your dream when you set up your business?  Was it that you wanted to work for yourself and

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HMRC fuel rates 2019

Nov 14, 2019

New rates. Updated advisory fuel rates (AFRs) from 1 September 2019 for fuel costs when using company cars. Engine Size

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Employing family…tax dodge or genius tax efficiency?

Nov 14, 2019

“Employing” your husband, wife or children for the purposes of increasing your business costs and therefore reducing your tax liability

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When should you transfer your business from trading as a sole trader to incorporating the company?

Jun 7, 2019

There are long-standing assumptions around when it will be more tax efficient to incorporate and we explore them hear.  By

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Top 10 Tax-Free Employee Benefits

Mar 18, 2019

Providing a simple way of remunerating your employees and to reward them for loyalty can create an administrative headache.  Finding

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Should I outsource my payroll?

Mar 12, 2019

How many hours a pay period does it take you to complete your payroll? With April 2019 bringing in many

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What our clients say

We are proud to have supported our clients, many of whom began their business journey at the kitchen table and are now venturing in to premises and the realms of employment. Have a read of their testimonials below to see what they say about us.

I’m not the best at the numbers side of the business, but I know I don’t need to be. I don’t always make things easy for you and your team. However, I do trust you 100% with all of my money matters. The knowledge that you are on hand to help, guide and advise me through the running of the business is absolutely invaluable. My advice to everyone is – don’t outsource your accounts, insource your accountants, I did!

Matthew Oakley

Managing Director, Oakley Electrical Contractors Limited
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