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    Tax Card 2022/23

    Posted on 07/04/2022

    Here’s a handy PDF tax card summarising the tax rates for the 2022/23 tax year. Tax Card Please get in touch if there is anything you’d like to discuss relative to your own situation on +44 (0)20 8652 2450.

    Our Dear Friend “Spike”

    Posted on 04/01/2022

    It is with great sadness that we record the loss of Mike Clark who passed away unexpectedly on 25th October. Mike joined our firm in the Summer of 1984 from Reigate Grammar School. In his early days with the firm he had “bog brush” hair and within weeks he was nicknamed Spike – the hair […]

    Budget 2021 – key changes to Corporation Tax and Capital Allowances

    Posted on 01/04/2021

    Corporation Tax The main rate of Corporation Tax will increase on 1 April 2023 to 25%, from the current rate of 19%. The full 25% rate will apply to profits in excess of £250,000. Profits less than £50,000 will continue to be taxed at 19% (the ‘small profits rate’) and a marginal ‘catch up’ rate […]

    Tax Card 2021/22

    Posted on 01/04/2021

    Here’s a handy PDF tax card summarising the tax rates for the 2021/22 tax year. Tax Card Please get in touch if there is anything you’d like to discuss relative to your own situation on +44 (0)20 8652 2450.

    COVID-19 Update

    Posted on 17/03/2021

    The COVID-19 crisis remains far from over and the Chancellor’s recent budget included a number of measures designed to aid businesses and individuals during the transition phase out of lockdown and back to some sort of normality.  Here is a summary of the latest COVID-19 support measures from the budget and other COVID related issues: […]

    Year end tax planning 2021

    Posted on 11/03/2021

    Contents Introduction. 1 Make the most of your reliefs and allowances. 2 Income tax saving for couples. 2 Child benefit 3 Partner’s salary. 3 Directors and employees. 3 Dividends. 4 Working from home allowance. 4 Corporation Tax. 4 Property letting. 5 Capital gains tax planning. 5 Land tax planning. 6 Pension tax planning. 7 Lifetime […]

    New VAT deferral scheme

    Posted on 28/01/2021

    If you deferred the VAT payment for your VAT return falling between 20 March and 30 June you will need to make payment to HMRC by 21 June 2021. Given the current circumstances, you might have concerns about making the payment, as many businesses are still facing incredibly challenging times. We’re here to help you […]

    Have a virtually tax free Christmas

    Posted on 14/12/2020

    This is a time of the year when your staff will usually be looking forward to the firm’s annual Christmas bash. With the current COVID restrictions, this year will be a little different but we thought it might be timely to provide some information about the best way to organise events without falling foul of […]

    Wills – how to make your plans heir tight!

    Posted on 02/12/2020

    Making a will conjures up a picture of a corpulent Dickensian lawyer sat at his large desk with quill pen in hand – and this would not be far wrong in that not much has changed since Mr Tulkinghorn strode menacingly through the pages of Bleak House, with 21st century reform still in the pipeline […]

    Cars – time to go electric?

    Posted on 19/11/2020

    The provision of company cars to employees has gradually declined over the years because of the painful tax charges that often apply for the employee. The tax charge is based on the cost (list price) of the car when new and its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The higher the emissions, the higher the percentage of the […]

    Cash: The long hailed King!

    Posted on 16/11/2020

    Cash flow has never been more important than during these uncertain times. In this brief article, Clarkson Hyde’s Tony Terry highlights its importance to the business and his tips to improve it. Types of cash flows There are three main types of cash flows: Operating – cash generated from business activities. Money received from customers […]

    Covid-19 Update

    Posted on 28/09/2020

    Following the recent tightening of the COVID-19 restrictions, the Chancellor delivered his ‘Winter Economy Plan’ which consisted of further measures designed to help businesses survive whilst the current COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. The measures are intended to support businesses, prevent skills from fading, maintain strong employment relationships and support the self-employed.Here is a summary […]

    Bounce Back Loans Now Available

    Posted on 04/05/2020

    Here is an update on the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) which went live this morning: Key Features of the Scheme: – The scheme is available to small and medium size businesses – The loans will be 100% guaranteed by the Government and personal guarantees will not be required – Businesses can borrow between £2,000 […]

    Tax rates and allowances for 2020/21

    Posted on 08/04/2020

    Here’s a handy pdf with key tax rates and allowances for 2020/21 we hope you’ll find useful. Tax rates and allowances for 2020/21 Please get in touch if there is anything you’d like to discuss relative to your own situation on +44 (0)20 8652 2450.

    COVID-19 – Job Retention Scheme Update

    Posted on 31/03/2020

    HMRC have issued further guidance regarding the new job retention scheme under which employees can be furloughed and part of their salaries recovered from the government.  Many details remain to be clarified but the picture is gradually becoming clearer.  Here is a summary of the guidance for both employers and employees: The Coronavirus Job Retention […]

    Covid 19 – significant announcements for business

    Posted on 23/03/2020

    It is clearly a challenging and fluid time with much uncertainty for business and the economy. We have no doubt that you are aware that the Government is working frantically on measures to support businesses throughout the current disruption and these are changing daily. What follows is a summary of the significant announcements as of […]

    Covid-19 a summary of the latest developments for business

    Posted on 18/03/2020

    Following the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve listed a summary, below, of their announcements to date. We hope this goes a small way in helping you to stay abreast of the changes and support available, at a very difficult time for the vast majority of businesses. Covid-19 – Emergency measures announced In the […]

    Covid-19 – keeping you informed

    Posted on 18/03/2020

    As we are all increasingly aware, we are entering unprecedented and unpredictable times, with advice, expert commentary and national sentiment changing daily. That is why we wanted to keep our clients and contacts informed and offer reassurance you that we are currently refining different scenarios in order to remain fully available to support you and […]

    Year End Tax Planning Guide – March 2020

    Posted on 18/03/2020

    Contents Introduction. 2 Make the most of your reliefs and allowances. Income tax saving for couples. Child benefit. Partner’s salary. 3 Directors, and employees. Dividends. Letting property. Capital gains tax planning. Pension tax planning. Lifetime allowance. Contributions. Tax-efficient investments. Individual savings accounts. Enterprise investment schemes. Venture capital trusts. Inheritance tax planning. Charitable giving. Residence and […]

    The AI Revolution – How can small businesses reap the rewards?

    Posted on 17/06/2019

    A recent accounting industry article suggested that “AI could be the biggest invention since the calculator”. With it already having a massive impact on the accounting world, the big practices are reportedly investing heavily in AI. Within the narrow confines of the accounting world, which is traditionally a process and systems based industry where micro […]

    Reversing business decline

    Posted on 13/06/2018

    Reversing business decline A sustained drop in turnover and/or profitability is a warning sign that things need to change. Every business has its peaks and troughs in performance and, if you’ve run your company for a few years, you will have a well-developed sense of when the busier and quieter times of the year are. […]

    Brexit and VAT

    Posted on 09/05/2018

    When it comes to the increasingly torturous process known as the Brexit negotiations, it seems like there’s a new development every day. Here is Clarkson Hyde’s 2-minute guide to how VAT and other taxes will be affected by our departure from the EU. Brexit Now that the cabinet has come to some sort of agreement […]