Claim Child Benefit for a Full State Pension

If you or your partner are earning more than £60,000 a year it can seem that claiming Child Benefit is an effort in futility. Things could not be further from the truth, and this misconception could result in stay-at-home parents … Continue reading

How to Choose an Accountant

Few decisions in business are more important than choosing the right accountant. A good accountant has the ability to save you money and time, and help your business grow, but a bad one could cost you money that would be … Continue reading

IFRS 16 Leases – Changes in accounting for leases

From accounting periods starting January 2019 onwards, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 16 will force companies to list leasing commitments on their balance sheets, income statement and cash flow statements. In the current system, leases are classified as either operating … Continue reading

General Data Protection Regulation – A basic summary for small businesses

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come about on the 25th May 2018 – and with it a whole new series of regulations governing the storage and management of personal data. The GDPR will replace the 1998 Data … Continue reading

When and Why to Hire an Accountant

So you’re self-employed, or a small business owner, and wondering whether it is worth paying an accountant’s fees for the first time. Or maybe you already have an accountant, but you are concerned that your money would be better spent … Continue reading

A bit of advice on long-term fixed rate mortgages

Are you a first-time buyer? Maybe you are looking to upsize your house in the near-future? Or are you considering a re-mortgage? Regardless of which applies to you, now is a great time to think about all of the market … Continue reading

Do Your Tax Return Sooner Rather Than Later

The start of the New Year marks the one-month countdown to the online deadline for 2017 tax returns, as well as for your tax payment. With time running out, we would strongly recommend that you get around to filing these … Continue reading

Potential change in government? – no worries, let’s protect your finances.

Regardless of your political persuasion, and regardless of your financial situation, a change in government could affect what you take for granted. It is best then, to be prepared for any changes before they come – an especially good idea … Continue reading