tax return excuses

The weird, wonderful and downright bizarre excuses for tax return deadlines missed

This article was written in collaboration with our partner company, K&B Accountancy Group. During your school days, you likely heard excuses along the lines of ‘the dog ate my homework’ or ‘my printer broke’ from a classmate who was attempting to avoid detention. But did you think the silly excuses ended at childhood? Well, think…

what not to name your company

What NOT to name your company

This article was written in collaboration with our partner company, K&B Accountancy Group.   Thinking of setting up your own limited company? It can be an exciting yet daunting process. There are many benefits to running a limited company, from flexible working hours and being your own boss to having complete control over your finances.…

temporary staff christmas

It’s going to be a Merry Christmas for contractors

In the latest Report on Jobs released by the REC/IHS Markit, the past month has been favourable for contractors. Data gathered from consultants and employers revealed that temp billings and pay rates saw a healthy increase for temporary staff. The growth of temp billings was, in fact, the sharpest rise reported in 2 years. Around…

tax avoidance

Tax avoidance & the importance of compliant umbrella companies

Tax avoidance was once again at the forefront of the government’s agenda in the Autumn Budget. A topic that has been meticulously discussed, Philip Hammond announced during his speech on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 that “the Government is committed to tackling tax evasion, avoidance and aggressive tax planning.” We’ve already seen an increased focus from…

Charity donations, Gift Aid and tax relief

This article was written in collaboration with our partner company K&B Accountancy Group.   While it’s exciting to prepare for holiday celebrations with your friends and family, the festive season is also a time to stop and reflect on the joys and blessings of our lives and share this with those in need. If you are…