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!  

Autumn Budget 2018

The sun was already edging behind the London skyline by the time Chancellor Philip Hammond rose to the despatch box to deliver the first Monday Budget since 1962 – pushed back to 3.30pm because of later Parliamentary sitting times on Mondays. Officially, the traditional Wednesday slot was dispensed with this year to allow as much time as possible for debate […]

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 […]

We’ve raised £3,500 for Charity!

Well done and thank you to all the staff who took part in the 25 mile, cycle, run or walk in honour of our 25th Anniversary, we have raised a whopping total of £3,500 which has been split between our chosen charities – go team!

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: • […]

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 […]

Exporting for small businesses

Selling goods and services overseas for beginners. Internationalising your client base can be an intimidating prospect for small business owners with no experience in trading overseas. Depending on your sector and your export destinations, deciding to sell products and services abroad can increase your expenditure, consume your time, and introduce new regulatory and administrative complexities. Additionally, the decision taken by […]

Property income and tax

Property income and tax Tax, reliefs and allowances on different types of property income. There are many ways to earn an income from property such as residential properties, furnished holiday lettings, commercial properties and renting out a room in your house. The exact tax treatment and allowable expenses will differ depending on the type of property you own and your […]

National insurance planning

National insurance planning An overview of the types of national insurance and advice on how to make sure you don’t pay too much. Since its introduction in 1911, national insurance (NI) has changed from a form of protection against ill-health and unemployment to include a wider range of benefits. Today it helps people build entitlement to the state pension and […]