Monthly Archives: January 2021

Investment: Investing, Speculating or Gambling?

investment gambling

Everyday it seems I’m getting queries from clients asking whether they can buy individual shares through the investment accounts that we manage.   These queries are likely to be generated as a result of the sizeable gains seen in some stock prices since last March after the pandemic effects took […]

We’re working hard to get more financial support for SMEs

Support for SME

We are deeply concerned about the plight of the smaller businesses across the UK including the c. 3m self-employed directors of limited companies, who are not eligible for the government’s existing grants, and have therefore been excluded from the financial support measures during COVID-19. self-employed director And this is one […]

Is being in business stifling your freedom?

freedom of mind

Did you set up your own business under the premise that you would have more time, flexibility, and freedom – but it just hasn’t worked out that way? You may be getting lost under all those business owner hats and feeling overwhelmed. You may feel slightly sad at the ‘loss’ […]

Home Schooling & Working From Home – A Mum’s perspective

working from home

It’s almost midnight, 10 days into home schooling and as I sit here, and type, I am actually questioning my sanity…why am I writing a blog at this hour?! Well, I am trying to wind down after a 19-hour day, part of which has been spent being a working Mum, […]

VAT Reverse Charge for construction – overview

VAT reverse charge

Big changes are coming to the way in which VAT is administered to the construction industry. From 1 March 2021 the CIS VAT Domestic Reverse Charge Measure will apply to supplies of construction work. Proposals: When the reverse charge applies the customer must account for the supplier’s output VAT This […]

The 5 key things business owners should do in January

checklist for businesses

It’s been almost a year since the first lockdown and arguably, as business owners we are all getting used to pivoting, working remotely and restrictions being placed on all aspects of our lives. But that doesn’t make it easier and it can be overwhelming to keep on top of the […]

Lockdown 3 Business Support Options

Lockdown

Happy New Year! Hopefully we are now on the third and final lockdown journey. Whilst this period means yet more strain on business finances, there is cash support available over the next few months and we are here to help guide you through this. Here is a summary of the current […]

Spanish homeowners – changes to EU tax liabilities

tax in spain

For tax professionals, the idea of escaping to some Spanish sun in January is a pipe dream, even in non-Covid times, as we grapple with the personal tax return submission deadline.   And with Spain on the brain, we are advising clients to be aware of changes to EU tax […]