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21 Nov 2017

Mortgage applications and accountant certificates

One of our sole trader clients recently asked us if we would complete a mortgage reference for them to buy their first house. Of course we said we would be happy to oblige.

23 Oct 2017


Is "Making Tax Digital" one of those phrases that makes your brain switch off? All it really means is that businesses will have to record their basic accounts, sales and expenditure on an accounting software package such as Sage or Quickbooks etc. Excellent news for accounting software companies.

06 Sep 2017


Little did you know that accountants are on the forefront of fighting crime!

21 Jul 2017

Attack of The Cybermen?

We all think that it won’t happen to us, but just for a moment consider what the impact on your business would be if you had an IT security breach.

21 Jul 2017

Pubs, bars and hotels of Alloa

No, this is not the story of the office evening out.

10 Jul 2017

Happy Event

One of our clients has just rung in with the happy news that one of their employees is about to go off on maternity leave to have her first baby.

03 Jul 2017

VAT Traps

We had someone come in and ask us for advice the other day (not a client, I hasten to add). They had bought some land and had intended to build on it and rent it out.

27 Jun 2017

EBAY and AIRBNB sellers beware!

HMRC have been having a crackdown on people they think are “trading” on eBay, Airbnb, Etsy and other online sales platforms.

12 Jun 2017

P11D deadline - 6 July 2017

We have been busy sorting out P11D's for our clients. If you pay any of your employees or directors any benefits in kind you will probably need to fill in a form P11D for them. They are due for submission on 6 July 2017 and that covers the year up to 5 April 2017.

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