Category Archives: BR Blog

May 23, 2017

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) was initially announced in the Spring Budget 2015 as part of the government’s initiative to make it “easier for individuals and businesses to keep on top of their tax affairs”.
May 15, 2017

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

From 6 April 2017 employers in Great Britain with more than 250 staff will be required by law to publish the following four types of figures annually on their own website and on a specific government website: Gender pay gap (mean and median averages) Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages) Proportion of men and. . .
April 28, 2017

Brexit and optimism… are we finally there?

Whisper it quietly but is business finally starting to feel optimistic about Brexit? After months of Remainers being paralysed by the fear of leaving the EU, might there now be reasons to be cheerful? Certainly that appears to be the impression given by a recent survey by Deloitte, which suggests that optimism continues to grow. . .
April 12, 2017

Wedding Gift List – Presents from the Chancellor!

Despite my optimistic sounding title, I’m afraid to say (depending on your political persuasion) Phillip Hammond will not be attending a wedding near you bearing gifts. Having recently being at a friend’s wedding, I can say the above with some degree of confidence.
April 10, 2017

Brexit – some points for consideration

The U.K. has embarked on its most significant, bold journey in the last two decades – and now it is full steam ahead. The decision to leave the European Union will affect everyone, interactions with companies and government alike.
March 31, 2017

The embarrassing National Insurance U-Turn

Just a week after the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced in his first budget that the National Insurance contributions for the self-employed would go up by 2% by 2019, the Government made a U-turn and scrapped plans to increase this proposed hike.
March 30, 2017

Company and Audit Size Limits – Will demand for audit decrease?

Back in 2015 the Companies Act incorporated the new EU Accounting Directive meaning company size limits saw a much needed increase as have the audit thresholds which were increased to be the same as the company size limits.
October 10, 2016

Micro Entity Accounts

Following on from my colleague’s blog ‘The end of FRSSE’ which stated that for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016, the latest incarnation of FRSSE (2015), will no longer be available and companies will need to choose between FRS102 and FRS105 (Micro Entities), we will look at the options available for clients. . .
October 05, 2016

Ecarnomics

A few years ago, my car mad father returned from the auctions with a very presentable Mazda MX5 @£1,500.  He swears by running an “old banger” as opposed to purchasing a new car, with previous auction purchases including a Toyota MR2, BMW, Fiat Abarth and numerous Fiat Puntos (our family car of choice).
October 05, 2016

Technological change stops for no one

As the Party Conference Season passes (again) I wonder what the future will hold for us all.  The level of uncertainty seems to be higher that before.
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