Category Archives: BR Blog

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


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.
July 29, 2016

Sage Line 50 V22 B

Sage Line 50 – V22 B As always Sage upgrades its software regularly (usually annually), so what is new with V22 and is this ‘worth the upgrade’? With each update Sage is making accounting life easier for individuals, easing the volume of inputting and listening to users as to how and where the software can. . .
July 28, 2016

Brexit and VAT

The result of the 23 June Referendum was a majority in favour of leaving the European Union. There will be no immediate changes to the legal and regulatory environment, however the impact on VAT could perhaps be the most significant.
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