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Tax Advice
27 May 2022
If you are starting a new business venture for the first time, you'll need to get your head around all things VAT. Here is a guide to help you get to grips with what VAT is, how it works, and what your obligations are as a business owner.
Tax Advice
21 May 2022
The end of the tax year in April 2023 may seem a long way away, but it’s never too early to start planning to minimise your tax liabilities for this current year.
Recruitment
29 Apr 2022
We're on the lookout for an Admin Assistant to join our growing team in Manchester.
Tax Advice
11 Apr 2022
Distributing cash to small business owners through dividends is classically much more tax efficient than taking the same amount through salary, but is there anything else to watch out for?
25 Mar 2022
The term 'Gender Pay Gap' refers to the difference between women's and men's average (median or mean) earnings across a workforce. It is expressed as a percentage of men's earnings, such as 'women earn 17% less per hour than men.'
Our News
18 Mar 2022
Robyn Edwards is an Accountant at the Brighton office of Accounts and Legal. Find out how she likes to spend her weekends in this week's Meet the Team.
07 Mar 2022
A shareholder’s agreement is a private binding contract which outlines what the shareholders of the company can and cannot do. It also defines each of the shareholders rights and obligations and their roles in running the company. A shareholder’s agreement can therefore be used to prevent and resolve any disputes.
28 Feb 2022
This article describes scope and benefits of permanent employment contracts and briefly outlines the differences between them and other types of employment contract.
Recruitment
24 Feb 2022
We're a modern and forward thinking national accountancy firm and we're on the lookout for a Senior Accountant to join the team.
Small Business Advice
16 Feb 2022
The short answer to the question ‘Can you remove a company director without their consent?’ is ‘yes’, but, in practical terms, ‘it depends’, and there are strict procedures to follow if you want to avoid possible legal claims.
Our News
04 Feb 2022
Accountant, Hannah Guy, tells us a bit more about herself and what she likes to do outside of work.
Small Business Advice
27 Jan 2022
The decision to sell the business you’ve toiled over can be daunting, but the prospect shouldn’t be off putting to business owners. With the right preparation and advice, the process can be made as smooth and as stress free as possible.
Our News
21 Jan 2022
Head of New Business at Accounts and Legal, Ben Schaefer from Brighton tells us a bit more about himself and his interests outside of work.
Tax Advice
13 Jan 2022
If you have been buying or selling cryptocurrency and have made significant gains, you should be aware that HMRC is now taking a greater interest in these types of transactions and considering the tax implications.
Tax Advice
13 Dec 2021
If you remember the theme tune from ‘Only Fools and Horses’, you’ll know that Del Boy was a great advocate for ‘no income tax, no VAT’. In this article, we’re not recommending Del Boy’s practices, or suggesting you pay with a briefcase full of used fivers, but explaining how you can remain within HMRC’s rules while avoiding VAT on a commercial vehicle purchase.
Small Business Advice
01 Nov 2021
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced in his Budget that this autumn would begin the preparation work for a new, post-pandemic economy. In his statement to the House of Commons, Sunak announced that he is, “Backing business. Because our future cannot be built by government alone, but must come from the imagination and drive of our entrepreneurs.” Here are the key announcements for small businesses.
Tax Advice
31 May 2022
As a limited company, your business is liable to pay Corporation Tax on its annual profits. Fortunately, there are many different ways to reduce your tax bill, so it’s important to be aware of all the different types of tax relief available.
23 May 2022
Setting up as a sole trader can be simple and inexpensive but with it comes a lot of responsibility and a few risks. This article sets out the main areas of responsibility you have as a sole trader. If you are unsure of any requirements, it’s important to take professional advice.
Tax Advice
17 May 2022
If you’re a director or owner of a small business, you can pay yourself in a number of different ways to minimise your personal tax bill, as well as reducing liability to Corporation Tax.
14 Apr 2022
This article explains the provisions and coverage of the new Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 and sets out the procedures landlords and commercial tenants should follow.
Tax Advice
01 Apr 2022
April 5th is a significant day for anyone liable to pay tax. That date marks the end of the tax year, and it provides an opportunity to finally minimise tax liabilities for the current year and plan ahead for reducing liabilities for the next tax year, which begins on 6th April.
Small Business Advice
24 Mar 2022
On 23rd March, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered the UK's Spring Statement for 2022. Here is a summary of the latest spring statement concerning tax and business updates.
09 Mar 2022
Here our employment law experts give their tips on how managers can best navigate a grievance.
28 Feb 2022
A legal business health check can spot whether a business has any gaps in its structure or in its dealings and agreements with third parties and allows the right changes and procedures to be put in place.
Our News
25 Feb 2022
Assistant Manager at Accounts and Legal, Pascale Walters tells us a bit more about herself and her interests outside of work.
Our News
18 Feb 2022
Manager at Accounts and Legal, Sharahnia Sukdeo tells us a bit more about herself and her interests outside of work.
Our News
11 Feb 2022
Assistant Manager, Clara Tooth, tells us a bit more about herself and what she likes to do outside of work.
Our News
28 Jan 2022
Head of Accounts, Max Whiteley, tells us a bit more about himself and what he likes to do outside of work.
Small Business Advice
26 Jan 2022
If you’re running a small business or operating as a sole trader, it’s important to control your finances and ensure you’re always getting full value for money. When it comes to choosing the best business bank account, those two factors are important considerations.
18 Jan 2022
Put simply, a commercial lease agreement is a legally binding contract between a landlord and a business owner outlining the terms of renting a property. However, understanding what to look out for in a commercial lease agreement often requires a professional to ensure you’re making the best choice for your business.
Tax Advice
03 Jan 2022
In this guide to uniform tax, our accountants explain the criteria for tax-deductible staff clothing and workwear, the type of tax deductions that are available, and how your business and your employees can claim them.
Small Business Advice
22 Nov 2021
In an earlier article we compared the benefits of setting up a limited company with those of remaining a sole trader. Here, we consider the advantages and disadvantages of setting up a public limited company (PLC).
Small Business Advice
19 Oct 2021
If you’re a contractor in the construction industry, you need to be aware of your obligations under the Government’s Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). Essentially, this is a scheme similar to PAYE that requires contractors to withhold 20 or 30 percent of any payment due to a subcontractor and pay the deduction to HMRC.