Monthly Archives: June 2016

UK Company Law: Changes in 2016

UK Company Law: Changes in 2016

This year Companies House introduces some important changes to UK company law. We have provided some of the key changes and the proposed implementation dates. New accounting regulations for companies – January 2016 The regulations apply to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016. The key change in these regulations is the removal of the ability for a small or medium-sized company to file abbreviated accounts at Companies House (although the very smallest companies can prepare micro entity accounts). New accounting standards – January 2016 The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have revised the accounting standards under which UK companies prepare their accounts. More information about this change can […]

Brexit: What next?

Brexit: What next?

On Thursday 23 June 2016 the UK public has voted to leave the EU and nowadays it’s a hot topic across the world in newspaper, on tv, radio, social media. For many people this is not an easy situation which may rise lots of emotions. No doubt you are worried about it and very likely you are interested in getting answers. Some answers you will get in stages, however there are some answers you can find now, for example: What happens next? An agreement called Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has to be activated in order to leave the EU. The withdrawal from the EU is a formal legal […]

10 Signs that you have a bad accountant

10 Signs that you have a bad accountant

The relationship between business owner and accountant is core to the success and profitability of your business. Ask yourself if your accountant:   1. Has relevant qualification and is up to date 2. Has work experience in UK professional firms 3. Is register under Money Laundering Regulation (MLR) and holds certificate from HMRC 4. Is covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance 5. Truly understands a business and provides the support 6. Works with you to grow your business for the future 7. Helps you to save tax 8. Is approachable, friendly and provides jargon free advice 9. Does not do accounting at the last minute 10. Is really trustworthy   If […]

Working Tax Credit – Extra money for people in work on a low income in UK

Working Tax Credit – Extra money for people in work on a low income in UK

Working Tax Credit (WTC) is a state benefit in the United Kingdom paid by HMRC to support people who are working and on a low income. It does not matter whether you are an employee or self-employed. In addition, people may also be entitled to Child Tax Credit (CTC) if they are responsible for any children. The basic amount of WTC is up to £1,960 a year – could get more (or less) depending on circumstances and income. Do not miss opportunity to top up your income. Who can get You can get WTC if you or your partner are working enough hours a week and your income is low […]