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Someone’s idea of a birthday present………

A partner’s birthday was duly marked in a somewhat unusual manner today. This afternoon there will be a proliferation of P45’s.

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Lamport Hall reception

On Wednesday 15th September we hosted a client reception for some 200 people at Lamport Hall. The inclement weather of the day before had thankfully disappeared and the warm evening allowed guests to walk in the gardens as well as … Continue reading

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Blakesley Show – Saturday 7th August 2021

The committee of the Blakesley show have made the commendable decision to press ahead and hold the annual show, which was of course cancelled last year. Consequently, we are delighted to support the show and have our usual stand opposite … Continue reading

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Self assessment – no penalties until 28th February 2021

Dear all As per usual we are on target for completing all the SA returns by 31st January. However, there is no doubt that this year has been more challenging than most, with Covid, furlough and now the old favourite … Continue reading

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The plan for winter

It has been some while since we have seen the need for a post, but with Chancellor Sunaks statement today that has changed and we attach the same to this post. The fear is that this is all starting to … Continue reading

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Chancellors statement – 8th July 2020

Please find the statement in full below: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/a-plan-for-jobs-speech

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Round Robin – 16th June 2020

Dear all Apologies. A bit like red buses today. We have been asked by a number of clients, “I’m self-employed but haven’t had a letter, concerning the grant, what should I do?” My advice had been to wait as when … Continue reading

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R&D Claims – 26th May 2020

Dear all Nothing to do with Covid 19 thankfully, I attach a case history concerning the application of R&D Claims, a favourite ‘ambulance chasing’ sector of the accounting industry. The message from the case is clear…..be careful and obtain evidence … Continue reading

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20th May- reminders

Just a polite reminder: Furlough claims for the May payroll to be completed. ‘Bounce Back’ loans to be claimed for those that wish to. Self employed claims. The letters to those qualifying are now being issued (originally planned for June). … Continue reading

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Update 12th May 2020

Dear all I will not send Round Robins unless there is something worth saying. Two things please: Individuals attitude to borrowing money varies, but quite frankly the ‘Bounce Back’ loan should be keenly pursued in my opinion. 12 month interest … Continue reading

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