Monthly Archives: June 2021

Capital Allowances

Capital Allowances

Capital allowances are one of the most complex areas within UK tax legislation. A lot of the rules originally came from case law until the various decisions were legislated within the Capital Allowances Act of 2001. Broadly speaking, capital allowances are a tax-approved form of depreciation.  Whereas accounting principles allow […]

Business Advice for Estate Agency Owners

Where do you want to go with your estate agency business? From our experience working with Estate Agency owners, we know two things to be true: You have a desire to improve your business in some way – not necessarily to grow and expand, but to create greater freedom for […]

How can I look after my employees’ financial wellbeing?

financial wellbeing

In these tricky times, how do you as an employer remain profitable whilst trying to look after the wellbeing of your employees? Many employers ask us what an acceptable level of employee benefits is and of course this has to fit within their budget.   The pension Since around 2012, […]

Do I need an accountant or can I do it myself?

Do I need an accountant?

DIY Book-Keeper versus Accountant In all businesses there comes a point where you need to decide whether you complete the accounting yourself, hire a bookkeeper, or engage an accountant. To help make that decision it’s best to break it down to three key points: Needs – The first point to […]

G7 Historic Tax Agreement

G7 tax reform

It is no secret that many governments have struggled to tackle the tax challenges that arise from an increasingly globalised and digital economy.   However, following years of discussion, on 5 June 2021 G7 agreed to back an historic international agreement on a global tax reform, which will push for […]

Clothing – can clothing for work be set against a tax bill?

Many of us buy clothing that, in reality, we only wear for work – and we are often asked if the cost of these clothes can be set against the tax bill. The short answer is no: HM Revenue & Customs is adamant that such expenditure has a purpose not […]

Financial planning for later life

retirement smile

Financial planning – Why it’s better for your money to outlive you? When we put together a financial plan, we use a mortality of age 100 because we don’t want you to run out of money. We also use a financial planning forecasting tool to help you “see” your financial […]

Concession on employee benefits during COVID

employee benefits

In the 2020/21 tax year, just ended on 5th April 2021, as an employee you may have received extra support from your employer to enable you to continue to work. HMRC introduced a number of concessions so that these necessary support measures are not taxable benefits for employees. They include, […]