07

Apr

Happy New Year everyone!  That is, Happy New TAX year! Good news is – the personal allowance goes up to £11,850. Good news for employees – the national minimum wage goes up! Bad news for company directors – the tax free dividend allowance goes down to £2,000. Good & bad news (depending on your view…

27

Mar

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment…

23

Mar

It is nearly the end of the tax year so lots to remember …… if you run your own company, and have not yet taken advantage of your full £5000 dividend allowance, then you need to pay yourself a dividend before 6/4/2018.  Remember that the allowance drops to £2,000 from 6/4/18 if you run your…

06

Jan

2018 has got off to a great start! Following a handful of requests from our clients, we can now take debit or credit card payments at our office.  So if you prefer to pay your invoices using this method, then we are happy to oblige!

06

Jan

Happy New Year to all our clients!  We hope you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

18

Dec

Merry Christmas to everyone & wishing you all every blessing for 2018.  

06

Dec

We are delighted to be able to sponsor Christmas at The Cathedral again this year in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.  It is going to be extra special this year because we were unable to attend as sponsors last year because of my ill health.   Keith Newman from Highlights PR has done…

05

Dec

Now that it is December, we are finally entering into the Christmas Season, unlike many people for whom Christmas starts in November!   We now even have a little Christmas tree in our office, but it’s not big enough to put Christmas presents under it!   Our lovely client, Sara, from Sara Eke Recruitment came to do…

23

Nov

So how far out were we on our comments yesterday? ….. Delighted to hear that Tyne and Wear Metro got a specific mention in the Budget, with a substantial investment Here are the key bullet points from the Autumn Budget 2017 • Unemployment at its lowest rate since 1975. • Chancellor is providing an extra £3bn…

21

Nov

What excitements are in store for us? Philip Hammond will introduce in his Budget announcements tomorrow, 22 November 2017 and there is continuing speculation in the financial press about what kind of changes he will make. Politically, Mr Hammond is being encouraged to be radical, to offer more to younger voters. Changes being considered include:…