Christmas opening hours

We will be closed Friday 21st December, Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th, and January 1st. Normal business will be resumed in the New Year with lots of happy rested elves ready to take on the New Year!  

Cancer Research UK donation

We are delighted to have just donated a whole bundle of computer screens, stands and leads to Cancer Research UK, helping to raise awareness for #CancerResearchUK

We’ve raised £202 for Children in Need!

Well done everyone for raising an amazing £202 for Children in Need at Fridays lunchtime quiz. Lots of tasty and delicious treats were donated and devoured during the quiz, which I’m sure helped with brain power! Jane Porter claimed the winning prize, picking up the much-coveted Children in Need Cup which is now proudly displayed on her desk. Well done […]

Visit us at the Clive Emson Auction

Thinking of buying a property? No problem –  the team will be on hand at the Clive Emson Property Auction on Monday 30th October at the Kent County Showground to answer any property tax/accounting questions you may have, so why not pop by…

Duties for new employers

When you’re about to employ a worker for the first time, you need to take certain steps in preparation, and getting ready for automatic enrolment is just one of these. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’. If you employ […]

HMRC Delays Making Tax Digital

HMRC has today announced significant changes to the roll-out of its Making Tax Digital scheme, which was due to go live from April 2018. The scope and timetable have now been pushed back following feedback and concerns about the broad scope and short timescales from parliamentary bodies, businesses, the accounting profession and software companies, including Xero. Only businesses with a […]

Planning your Retirement

Whatever your age, it’s never too late to start saving to retire. It’s more important than ever to start your retirement planning from an early age, however dull a prospect that may sound to younger generations. Putting money into a pension each month will provide you with a regular income once you retire. There are three types of pension: • […]

Gender pay gap reporting becomes law

Employers with more than 250 staff are now required by law to report gender pay gaps, following the introduction of new legislation. Employers must publish the following figures by April 2018: their median gender pay gap – difference between midpoints in the ranges of men’s and women’s pay their mean gender pay gap – difference between the average of men’s […]

Improving Cashflow

A guide to maintaining a healthy balance between money coming in and out of your business. If your business does not have a steady stream of money flowing into it, you will be unlikely to be a going concern in 12 months. On the other hand, every business will have regular costs that they have to pay out. These payments […]

We are Recruiting! Join our Team…

We are currently looking for a payroll administrator to work at our offices in Ashford. Experience of Sage Payroll or Brightpay would be useful as would experience in bookkeeping generally.  Flexible hours are available, salary based on experience but will include a bonus scheme and other benefits.  Please send a covering letter and CV to  Deadline for applications is 14 April […]

Trusts and Tax Planning

An introduction to the relationship between trusts and tax. Trusts are a legal arrangement whereby assets are placed into the care of an individual who manages them for the benefit of someone else. For the person placing the assets into the trust, they know that they are being properly looked after until they come under legal control of the person […]