Changes to capital gains tax on sale of properties

HMRC have finally given more detail of the forthcoming changes to capital gains tax (CGT) on the sale of residential properties. These are ... [more]

2019/2020 Optimum director’s salary

With the start of the new tax year it's time for directors of their own companies to review their monthly salary. This year I would ... [more]

Free Freeagent software for RBS/Natwest customers

I'm a big fan of Freeagent software, in my view it's the best software around for small businesses. The one thing however that I find ... [more]

2018 Budget Review

I was quite relieved in the end that the Budget didn't end up containing the bad news on VAT and IR35 that had been rumoured. ... [more]

Budget Preview

It's the budget later today and I worry this could be a very interesting one for small businesses, and not in a good way. There ... [more]

Our Digital Privacy Statement

With GDPR now in force we want to assure all our clients that we take data security very seriously, unlike Facebook and co. Below is ... [more]

Optimum directors salary for 2018/19

Spring is in the air and the next tax year started on 6th April which means it's time to review your salary if you are ... [more]

Cloud accounting software review

Cloud accounting products have arguably been the biggest leap forward in accounting tech since the arrival of the personal computer. The advantages in terms of ... [more]

End of tax year planning tips

It seemed only a couple of weeks ago that I was frantically chasing clients for information so that I can meet the 31 January personal ... [more]

Optimal Director’s salary for 17/18

It's the start of the new tax year so time for company directors to review their annual salary. This year, assuming you are the sole ... [more]