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You will also find in-depth guides, checklists, advice on what can help you to manage company accounts, including hiring temp staff, bad debts, late payment, cash flow management, and business tax.

Impact of Brexit on VAT, balance of trade and growth: what recent data suggest

Britain are due to leave the EU when Big Ben bongs at Midnight on 29th March 2019. This will be a pivotal moment for the history books, and one at least 48% of the voting population did not wish to witness. The British people would have waited nearly three years for this event, following the vote, so understandably the UK will be weary of the whole thing by then.

Brexit will impact us all in some way but the flexibility of being your own boss (as a Company Director), and the tax benefits of working through your own Limited Company; with up to date advice from our Accountants or the option to work through our Umbrella PAYE services, allows you to keep your options open and has never been easier, with our friendly, efficient and cost-saving services.

Corporation Tax Rates: comparing UK against the other G7 members

Global economy

With the world now being considered a global economy, we are often tempted to compare ourselves to other nations and take a cursory glance at least, at how they run their tax systems and execute their political agendas. Not only does this give us ideas, but can make us feel smug and envious in equal measure. Historically we felt closer to our European neighbours, not only culturally but financially.

Budget announcement March 2017

Philip Hammond stated to the House of Commons in his first Budget speech that the £5,000 Dividend tax allowance, introduced only a year ago was "very generous". True, it is more generous than the new allowance of £2,000, set to be introduced from 6th April 2018. Shareholders and Company Directors can rest easy then that the new dividend threshold, which Limited Company Accountants and Personal Tax Advisers have only just begun to get used to, will last another year!

How to close down a limited company

As contractor accountants, we would much rather see contractors setting up limited companies to provide their services in the most professional and tax efficient manner.

Transport for London effectively bans ltd company contractors

Changes to IR35 legislation being introduced in April have led at least one public sector employer to force Limited Company contractors to go PAYE, Umbrella or face being jobless.