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- Dear Future Accountant - Lee Manning's Story
Attention all future accountants! Do you ever wonder what you need to do to get into the profession? Lucky for you, Lee Manning shares his success tips and what it is really like to be an accountant. Read on to clear up your unanswered questions...
- Spooky Business Stories
Halloween is normally a time for festivities. High spirits in the office in anticipation for who will be crowned ‘Best Halloween Costume of The Year’. But unfortunately this is no normal year.
- Employee Ownership Trusts
An EOT is a special form of employee benefit trust introduced by the Government in 2014 to encourage more shareholders to set up a corporate structure similar to the John Lewis model. In this guide we have explained how a sale to an EOT works.
- Tax Considerations When Renting Out Your Holiday Home
A holiday home is a dream for many people. For those lucky enough to actually be able to invest in their dream holiday home, the question is often “to rent or not to rent?”. We summarise the tax considerations if you decide to rent it out.
- What Does The Rise Of National Insurance Mean For Employers And Employees?
The government recently announced that there would be an increase of 1.25% to National Insurance, from the 2022/23 tax year. We look at how these changes will affect employers and employees differently, and assess any tax allowances available.
- What's Going On With Making Tax Digital?
Making Tax Digital (MTD) was first introduced in April 2019 for most VAT registered businesses with turnover exceeding the VAT registration threshold of £85,000. We look at all of the requirements and criteria of MTD, that are fast approaching.
- 2021 Autumn Budget Predictions
There's lots of speculation around the upcoming Autumn Budget on 27th October, as to how the government will pay off their debt built up during the pandemic. Following some extensive research, we've outlined the main issues needing to be addressed.
- Last Chance To Claim The Recovery Loan Scheme
Has your business been affected by Covid-19? Is your business engaged in trading activity in the UK? You may be eligible for the recovery loan scheme and now is your last chance to claim!
- The Resurrection Of QR Codes
The QR code was invented in 1994 however, it took the Covid-19 pandemic for them to really catch on. This has triggered a new opportunity for business owners to use QR codes for marketing, advertising, e-payments, wifi & more!
- Caution - Not All Accountants Can Be Trusted
A great example proving that not all accountants are to be trusted, and that HMRC are not always the bad guys…
- Are Properties Still a Practical Investment for Buy-to-Let Landlords?
Over the past few years, there have been some massive tax increases as part of a wider strategy believed to be designed to take the heat out of the property market, in this blog we assess the impact of those changes.
- Why Charities Have To Earn The Trust Of The Public
Charities are reliant on the generosity of the public and therefore need to work hard to maintain the trust of the public. It is important that charities are seen to be controlled and managed properly by their trustees.
- Mehul Thaker Named By The Accountancy Age As One Of 35 Under 35
The Accountancy Age 35 under 35 rankings seek to highlight the rising stars of the accountancy profession, featuring those who have made great professional contributions to the field and their individual firms.
- How It All Started: Beyond The Balance Sheet Podcast
Now that we have concluded Series 2 of our Beyond The Balance Sheet podcast, Raffingers Partner and Co-Host Lee Manning, reminisces on what he has learnt from this series as well as discussing exactly how we got to where we are now!
- The Startup Business Kit
It is the ambition of many people to run their own business. However, venturing into the world of a start up comes with a large number of risks. This kit highlights many of the points you should consider before starting your own business.
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