EBA 2018 Budget Commentary

Philip Hammond delivered a fairly wide-ranging Budget yesterday with some good news for business owners. It’s scheduled to be the last Budget before Brexit. No changes to the 19% corporation tax [...]

Tax: Where you stand on buy-to-lets and investments

Here are a few more tax-planning points for you to consider – focusing on the tax payable if you sell assets such as buy-to-let properties and investments. Please contact me if you’d like to [...]

Pensions & Non-Payable Tax: A Quick Guide

As the Tax year is drawing to a close, I’ve been getting a lot of queries regarding pension tax and non-payable tax. So, I’ve put together a quick helpful guide on these topics. [...]


Make sure you pay no more than you need to With the end of the 2017/18 personal tax year just over three weeks away, it’s time to do some housekeeping and ensure that your tax position is as [...]

Seminar: Lean Practitioner

Are you looking to make your business more profitable? I know the answer is ‘yes’ –  the question is ‘how’. Many business owners will look at how they can sell more. Should they increase [...]

Directors’ liability insurance

Can you afford to be without it? Company directors are facing an increasingly litigious society. They’re coming under increased scrutiny from employees and other stakeholders, yet it’s still not [...]

KPI of the week: Net promoter score

Some businesses go to great lengths to compose what can be quite long-winded satisfaction questionnaires in order to gain an insight into what customers really think. Such surveys can be pretty [...]

An acquired taste

Many smaller businesses don’t really consider the potential benefits of growing through acquisition. And there are many. Yes, there can be problems, too, but the negatives can usually be sorted [...]

Better together

Business networking has been around for years but it can be ‘all talk’ – passing leads between one another. This is fine but how about getting together with another business owner and [...]

Corporate Maintenance!

Where a company director buys or leases a company car and provides it to his spouse, HMRC will tax the benefit in kind on the director himself – not the spouse. In fact, the same would apply [...]

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