Conversations to have with your accountant

Conversations to have with your accountant

Why do you do what you do, as a freelancer or a business owner? This is an important question to ask yourself regularly; it can help to bring the ‘bigger picture’ back into focus when the routine running of your

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Tax Day 2021; What can we expect?

Tax Day 2021; What can we expect?

Just weeks after the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, the Treasury will hold what is being dubbed ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March. A raft of consultations which relate to tax policy, but that do not impact upon Government finances, will be released

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MTD soft-landing period extended in response to Coronavirus

MTD soft-landing period extended in response to Coronavirus

Under normal circumstances, the MTD “soft-landing period” would come to an end tomorrow (1 April 2020). However, in response to the current Coronavirus outbreak, HMRC have confirmed that the period of leniency will now be extended for a further 12

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We’ve been out and about to… the Xero Roadshow 2019!

Xero Roadshow 2019

Back in May, I went along to the Xero Roadshow 2019 at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, in Birmingham. Xero took their roadshow to 11 cities between 8 May – 11 June, hosting hundreds of accountants and bookkeepers at each

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HMRC relax MTD ‘supplier statement’ policy

HMRC relax MTD ‘supplier statement’ policy

HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) latest Making Tax Digital (MTD) policy update will translate into a significant time saving for many businesses that adopt spreadsheet accounting. MTD for VAT was introduced in April 2019, for all UK businesses making annual

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How to cope with big costs, when you’re a small business

How to cope with big costs, when you’re a small business

The cost of running a small business seems always to be increasing and as costs mount, some struggle to ‘keep up’ financially. According to research commissioned by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the UK small business community is collectively

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Ready to make resolutions for the new tax year?

new tax year resolutions

The end of the current tax year is only just over a week away. Therefore, it’s time to examine your present situation and identify potential tax-saving opportunities for the next. Failing to act at all could result in you paying

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