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Big changes afoot for dividend tax from April

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Many of those seeking out our personal and business taxation expertise are likely to be especially interested in finding out how they will be affected by the major changes set to take effect from 6 April 2016 to how dividends will be taxed. What changes are taking place? The aforementioned date will see the abolition […]

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Is your company making the most of Research and Development (R&D) tax relief?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Although the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit scheme has existed in the UK since 2000, the period since 2008 has seen a significant ramping-up of its scope, leading to many more claims from companies eager to gain tax benefits from their innovation. As the name of the scheme suggests, R&D tax relief reduces companies’ […]

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Could shock new tax changes spell the end of buy-to-let?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

  Many landlords have been left reeling by Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement, made in the summer Budget, that they will be facing increasingly hefty tax increases over the next few years. The new tax regime is complex, but increasingly clear is its potential to severely disrupt the buy-to-let market.   The new tax changes in […]

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New tax rules are coming – here is what buy-to-let landlords need to know

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

  Chancellor George Osborne announced a raft of significant tax changes for buy-to-let landlords in the summer Budget; however, such was their complexity that it took months for these changes and their implications to be properly understood. Basically, the changes are going to see landlords paying much more in tax than previously. Therefore, it is […]

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What does your company need to know about auto-enrolment?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

By 2018, all companies in the UK will be required by law to enrol their employees into a pension scheme. But for many firms, the ‘staging date’ – the date on which these obligations come into force –  will come much sooner than that. It begs a series of questions, such as: do you know […]

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What to consider when starting up a business

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

  You won’t need the experts here at Accounting People to tell you that starting a business is far from straightforward – there is a huge amount of preparation involved in setting up a company that will have the best possible chance of succeeding. Why does your business exist at all? “To give me a […]

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Outsourcing your accounts Vs. In-house

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Should your business look after its own accounts, or outsource that responsibility to another company? The answer is not a simple one. In fact, it can depend on a huge variety of factors, but here at Accounting People we can ease your decision-making on this issue by pointing out the most crucial factors to consider […]

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How vital is secure accounting in all businesses?

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Regardless of the size of your business, a secure accounting system is vital when it comes to protecting your valuable data. From business startups to established corporations, confidential business information should always be kept safe and secure. One of the best ways to ensure your business is protected from any data breaches is through cloud […]

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Accounting People aim to be the best at what they specialise in

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

There is an old expression that refers to someone who is able to multitask as a jack of all trades, but a master of none. In simple terms, it is possible to be good at everything, but never brilliant at one thing in particular. Well here at Accounting People we have tried to improve a […]

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We’ve broadened our horizons here at Accounting People

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

We can imagine that many of you think all of us here at Accounting People just sit behind desks all day looking at legers and figures, and reconciling row after row of numbers. Yes, to a degree that is part of the work we do, but that is more what you might class as bookkeeping. […]

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Accounting People – not just understanding accountancy but understanding your business too

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Our role as accountants at Accounting People is as wide and varied as you could possibly imagine. We are fortunate enough to have a wide cross-section of clients ranging from individual self-employed people right through to substantial businesses. In addition, because we are London accountants, we become involved in some exceptionally complicated businesses. To be […]

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