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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…

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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…

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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:…

02

Oct

Well Autumn is here.  And for some, the countdown to Christmas is starting.  For us accountants, that means the impending mayhem of January looms quite near. Don’t leave it until the last minute!  Start pulling together paperwork now for your tax returns and let your accountant have it as soon as possible. For those who…

02

Sep

Hope you have all had a great summer. Just a heads-up for those of you who use an old version of Sage accounts software, and who use this software to file your VAT returns online, Sage have advised us that from 14 February 2018 HMRC’s electronic data interchange will be decommissioned and existing services will…

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Aug

FOR ALL NEW BUSINESS OWNERS …. HMRC is offering an hour’s webinar on Tuesday 29th August from 11am to midday, which will give advice on day to day business expenses explained, including car expenses and all travel costs.  Ring us if you are interested and we can send you the link.  

07

Aug

Is it me getting old, or are the days flying past!  …  Can’t believe that it is August already!  So 31 July has now passed, and those of you who had to make a second payment on account should have done so by now!  If you haven’t, and you should have, be warned that HMRC…

04

Jul

Despite a promising amount of glorious sunshine last month, July has started as a rather wet month!  And the gloominess may well be set to continue if you are one of those unfortunate souls who has to make a tax payment by 31 July 2017.  You will probably have already received your HMRC tax statement….

03

Jun

Hope you are all enjoying some of this lovely sunshine we are having!  It certainly makes me feel more cheerful, even if I am only enjoying it through the office window! But in the midst of all this sunshine, and great BBQs and fun in the sun, if possible do spare a thought for your…