"The question isn't at what age do I want to retire, it's at what income" - George Foreman
24 Feb 2014
No doubt this thought has passed George Foreman’s mind on many occasions over the years, following his famous defeat at the Rumble In The Jungle, ...(more)
Dates For Your Diary
07 Jan 2014
Download a copy of our popular tax calendar for 2014 to ensure you don’t miss any deadline dates!
Also, we’ve noted some other important dates below ...(more)
Just blew in from the windy city .......................
11 Dec 2013
December 5 2013 will be remembered for more momentous events but, closer to home, many of us were dealing with terrible weather, and the difficulties ...(more)
Pensions Auto Enrolment
15 Oct 2013
Yes … it’s coming your way! A new scheme from the Government to encourage your staff to start saving for pensions … but you, the ...(more)
15 Oct 2013
It’s a simple fact that having a company car can mean your business and/or you will incur substantial tax charges but, with the Government’s continuing ...(more)
It's finally here .................. The brand new App from Springfords
08 Oct 2013
As you know, Springfords is constantly looking for innovative ways in which we can improve the service we offer our clients. And that’s why we've ...(more)
PARENTS - HAVE YOU REGISTERED?
25 Sep 2013
Parents entitled to receive child benefit will remember the changes which came in to force this January, imposing a potential tax charge in relation to ...(more)
Charity begins at .................lunch?
27 Aug 2013
Those of you who have read our recent Newsletters will be aware that Fiona Donaldson, one of our Tax Partners, is Chair of Lunch with ...(more)
A Right Royal Welcome
23 Jul 2013
The arrival of the new Prince of Cambridge is expected to boost the UK economy by £243 million, and many of us will contribute to ...(more)
The Capital Allowance Rollercoaster
05 Jun 2013
There can be plenty of ups and downs when running your own business. One of these might be whether or not to take the plunge ...(more)
Beware - you may have tax to pay on PPI Claims!
13 May 2013
As you will no doubt be aware there has been a lot of media coverage, not to mention the odd unsolicited telephone call or two, ...(more)
An Inspector Calls
15 Apr 2013
VAT compliance visits are as old as VAT itself and have been accepted by many as an inevitable consequence of carrying on in business. However, ...(more)
15 Apr 2013
Did you know? -
The Chancellor can deliver the Budget at any time of the year (although this is usually in Spring).
The word “budget” is from ...(more)
2013 Budget Update
22 Mar 2013
- George Osborne March 2013 In a very vocal parliamentary session, during which the Deputy Speaker of the House had almost as much to say ...(more)
RUE4RTI? We can decipher the puzzle for you
12 Mar 2013
HMRC will shortly demand instant payroll reporting from employers. From April 2013 most small and medium sized businesses are required to send details of the ...(more)
Property Tax Savings
11 Jan 2013
As you may or may not know, businesses can claim a capital allowance tax deduction for the proportion of the commercial building acquisition cost relating to ...(more)
The Cap On Income Tax Reliefs
08 Jan 2013
The 2012 Budget announced that, from April 2013, some income tax reliefs would be capped, effectively restricting the income tax relief available for individuals against ...(more)
RTI and U
05 Dec 2012
For nigh on 70 years, the PAYE system has operated to require employers to deduct, and account for, income tax and national insurance contributions on ...(more)
14 Nov 2012
Families in receipt of Child Benefit, where someone in the household earns more than £50,000, will soon receive a letter from HM Revenue & ...(more)
Business Tax Dashboard
17 Oct 2012
You may be interested to know that HM Revenue and Customs have recently introduced a Business Tax Dashboard, an online service aimed at smaller businesses to ...(more)
12 Oct 2012
The intermediaries legislation (known as IR35) effects individuals who provide consultancy and other personal services to their clients through companies or partnerships on terms that ...(more)
Tax Relief for Travel Costs
12 Oct 2012
If your job requires you to travel on business you may be entitled to tax relief for your expenses. Care should be taken to arrange ...(more)
Food For Thought ............................
24 Sep 2012
From the start of October 2012, there are new pension rules being introduced that impact on all employers with more than one worker.
Although the ...(more)
To Buy Or Not To Buy
14 Jun 2012
This is indeed the question on most people’s minds as they consider how best to finance the purchase of that new business vehicle. There are ...(more)
Enterprise Investment Scheme - what do I need to know?
14 Jun 2012
In the continuing constrained lending environment, securing affordable finance to fund future development and expansion plans can be problematic. Using the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) ...(more)
17 Apr 2012
A number of changes have been made to the tax legislation recently (in addition to those covered in our Budget article in March) so we ...(more)
Pre Tax Year End Bulletin 2012
13 Mar 2012
"There is no such thing as a good tax ......" Winston Churchill, 1924
".....but we can help to make it better" Springfords, 2012
I’m sure we all ...(more)
Are Dividends Best?
09 Jan 2012
If you are both a shareholder and director of an owner managed private limited company, you could extract the profits from your company in a ...(more)
R&D Relief - Are You Missing Out?
09 Jan 2012
Research and development relief (R&D) is a corporation tax relief that could, provided certain qualifying conditions are met, help a lot of companies reduce their ...(more)
Inheritance Tax : a bitter pill?
21 Sep 2011
As Benjamin Franklin said, the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes. Yet, despite that certainty, most of us will go ...(more)