Budget pig

Budget summary March 2017

Last week's Budget was controversial due to the increase in National Insurance contributions for the self-employed. Here is our summary. Self Employed National Insurance In his first Budget, the new Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that he would l... Read More
Auto Enrolment

Auto Enrolment – know your staging date

Last week's blog contained your Auto Enrolment checklist - it's here, if you missed it. We'll be looking at each step in more detail over the next few weeks, so that you know exactly what to do and how to do it. Keep an eye out for our little pink pig, P... Read More
Auto Enrolment

Your Auto Enrolment Checklist

This is the first blog in our series to take you step-by-step through the Auto Enrolment process. We'll be looking at each step in more detail over the next few weeks, so that you know exactly what to do and how to do it. Keep an eye out for our little pi... Read More
Don't be a broken record

Don’t be a broken record this year

"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" - Albert Einstein Don't be a broken record - what steps can you take to help you get back into the groove? 1. Firstly, review your recent results. What is working real... Read More

Improve your financial performance – sales

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the British Accountancy Awards - Independent Firm of the Year, Greater London!  In the run-up to the awards, we are publishing a series of tip-sheets to help you measure and improve your financial performance. Th... Read More

Christmas Party HMRC Allowance

Yes, it's almost time to start planning the annual Christmas party!  The great news is that the cost of a staff party or other annual entertainment is allowed as a deduction for tax purposes with HMRC. Your limited company can pay for an annual event,... Read More

Adding more OOMPH to your creative agency

So, how can you stay fresh, keep the momentum going and make sure your business is on track? Try these ten tips for some extra added OOMPH! Tip 1 – You probably enjoy the creative work you produce, but do you really know if it’s profitable? Take an ... Read More

Building your business – the journey

When building your business, it's obviously important to have a plan and goals in place, otherwise how will you know when you have arrived at your destination? One of our goals has always been to move to a Central London location. It has taken us a few ... Read More

Budget 2015 Summary

Personal Tax Income Tax Personal Allowance The personal allowance will increase to £10,800 for 2016/2017 and £11,000 in 2017/2018. The basic rate limit will be increased to £31,900 for 2016/2017 and £32,300 for 2017/2018. As a result, the higher rate... Read More
Tax savings

Capital allowances made easy

Are you aware of the allowances you can claim when purchasing business assets? Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) You can deduct the full cost of an item that qualifies for annual investment allowance from your profits before tax. You can claim AIA up to £... Read More