Top Trumps: Negotiations skills could play a global game

Adam Merrett

12 January 2017

Obama has given his farewell address and America’s future with Donald Trump will begin on 20th January. Not only will there be a period of change afoot for stateside businesses and individuals, but what happens next could impact the rest … Read More >>

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Risk management: Hedging your bets

Phil Mullis

09 January 2017

We’ve all considered taking a coat or umbrella with us somewhere if it looks like the good old British weather is going to let us down. If you have done this then you made a hedging decision – in other … Read More >>

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Happy New Year, happy 135th birthday Wilkins Kennedy

David Fenn

01 January 2017

There’s no doubt that 2016 was a great year for the firm. We successfully merged with a number of offices, two of which afforded us brand new locations in Canterbury and Maidstone, strengthening our presence in the Kent region. As … Read More >>

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How much tax is on your Christmas table?

Nicola Holmes

25 December 2016

We all remember the pasty tax of years gone by, but whilst for many it was a minor, temporary media disturbance, the debate surrounding VAT and food is on-going. So, when considering our Christmas dinner and plates piled high before … Read More >>

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Santa should look out for new FRS accounting frameworks

Paul Creasey

24 December 2016

During the summer of 2015, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) issued a new reporting framework for small and micro entities. If this is likely to affect Santa, then he might want to think about how he will present his accounts … Read More >>

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Joseph was a carpenter…

Paul Nixon

23 December 2016

We all know the traditional Christmas story of Mary and Joseph the carpenter from Nazereth in Galilee. If Joseph was born today there could be a number of tax reliefs available to him as a self-employed workman. Capital allowances on … Read More >>

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Have yourself a Merry Digital Christmas

David Kitson

22 December 2016

The Government’s goal to “go digital” was announced as part of the March 2015 Budget and will seek to transform tax compliance by 2020. By the end of 2016, every individual and small business will have access to their own … Read More >>

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Bob Cratchett could have eked a tax free shilling had he been a director

Jemima Jones

21 December 2016

If only he’d been a director of Scrooge & Marley – and had loaned the business money. These days, Bob could have charged the company interest on the loan and tucked the income from that interest into his personal allowance … Read More >>

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End of year charity cheer

Paul East

20 December 2016

The Southend office’s chosen charity is Havens Hospices, an organisation based in Essex that helps adults and children with a life-limiting illness. We have made a promise to support the charity for the next three years and Friday 16th December, … Read More >>

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Savvy Santa has Christmas cash-flow sorted

Simon Woodhams

19 December 2016

As the festive season gets under way, one thing Santa doesn’t have to worry about is cash-flow for the year ahead. That’s because he’s made sure to create an effective cash flow forecast in advance; a seasonal business such as … Read More >>

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