Vacancy for a Bookkeeper/ Payroll administrator

We are inviting candidates to apply for a position within our practise.

With a growing demand for our Payroll and Bookkeeping services we are looking for an experienced candidate to join our team.  

Ideally the person will have good working knowledge of the Sage 50 accounts and Payroll system.

We would particularly like to hear from you […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Post conference reflection


Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending The AAT annual conference at the NEC complex in Birmingham.  As well as a chance to have some concentrated study time on various topical updates from a technical point of view it does give you the opportunity to share with your fellow professionals your experiences of what […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Weeks to go!!

The count down to the 17th July 2016 is beginning to feel a little scary.

It seemed like such a long time ago I agreed to attempt the Full UK Ironman event to be held in Bolton.

Having got over my neck operation in February it has been full steam ahead with the training and the miles […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Advisory fuel rates revised


With effect from 1 June 2016 the advisory fuel rates are as follows:

Engine type and size (cc)


<= 1400
<= 2000
> 2000
<= 1600
<= 2000
> 2000
<= 1400
<= 2000
> 2000


1. Petrol hybrid cars are treated as petrol cars for this purpose.

For 1 month from the date of change, employers may opt to use either the previous or new rates.

HMRC web posting […]

By |June 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s a director worth to your company?

HMRC disapproves of director shareholders paying their spouses a salary from the business solely to reduce tax. It considers such arrangements unfair avoidance. Is there an alternative which won’t cause problems with HMRC?

Reducing tax by income shifting

As a director you’ll know from personal experience that the government has for some time been reducing the rate […]

By |June 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments