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The Springfords blog - 2018

09 May 2018Retail mergers and you

Retail mergers and you

With Asda and Sainsbury’s in talks over becoming Sainsda - or is it Asbury’s - the retail landscape isn’t so much shifting as undergoing an earthquake. Does that mean a shake up for the rest of us, and ... (more)

04 May 2018Snow joke for business planning

Snow joke for business planning

Has the rapid flip from Siberian Winter to sybaritic Spring been a relief to you, or are the mood swings of the climate a fair weather friend to your finances? Springfords has a reliable forecast. As the snows thawed ... (more)

19 Apr 2018Know your obligations as a residential property landlord

Know your obligations as a residential property landlord

There are many obligations, which as a landlord of residential property, you are liable to carry out. This blog will focus on discussing two core obligations that we encourage you to carry out. Landlord Registration All local councils have a ... (more)

12 Apr 2018New agricultural wages rates in Scotland

New agricultural wages rates in Scotland

From 1 April 2017 the Scottish Government aligned the agricultural wages review to fall in line with the national minimum wage and national living wage changes. The new rates are published annually on 1 April, after review by ... (more)

27 Mar 2018Don't leave UK farming out in the cold

Don't leave UK farming out in the cold

Ian Craig, a partner in our sister firm in Scotland Campbell Dallas, says:  As an accountant I know about formal arrangements; the ones which involve paperwork. I am also aware of many more informal ones that make everyone’s ... (more)

19 Mar 2018Changes to Intangible Regime are tangibly close

Changes to Intangible Regime are tangibly close

“The intangible represents the real power of the universe. It is the seed of the tangible.” – Bruce Lee HM Treasury have been pondering the tax treatment of the intangible and published a consultation document on the corporate Intangible ... (more)

16 Mar 2018KickStart your R&D Tax Relief Claim

KickStart your R&D Tax Relief Claim

Wokingham is twice as innovative as Edinburgh, and a lot more start-up-and-go than Stirling or Wrexham. You however don’t have to live in any of those places to get R&D help from HMRC, and a cash prize for ... (more)

05 Mar 2018Taylor Swift idea all sewn up

Taylor Swift idea all sewn up

How small does an idea have to be, before it becomes big enough to belong to someone outright. More than three words between two plaintiffs, according to one judge. Where Ms Swift was expected to sign a cheque, ... (more)

21 Feb 2018Get Bits or die Tryin'

Get Bits or die Tryin'

50 Cent or 50 Bit; the notoriously absent-minded rapper, who forgot about his earnings from a chart topping album. He’d accepted payment in bitcoin, as opposed to actual coin. Forgetting about your taxable earnings is virtually no excuse. Baffled ... (more)

02 Feb 2018There's no holiday from budget planning

There's no holiday from budget planning

The deep, dark days of February make us all think of warmer times, and warmer climes. So if you’re thinking about getting away from it all, don’t forget to make a few fiscal preparations, least your pleasure beach ... (more)

26 Jan 2018Data:  Connected or Confidential

Data: Connected or Confidential

It might be a great idea to keep connected to the internet so you can keep an eye on your assets - even the human ones - but constant connectivity may open you and your business up to ... (more)

24 Jan 2018Don't Look Forward in Anguish

Don't Look Forward in Anguish

If you’ve not yet got a handle on this new-born year, it’s time to listen to our panel for some helpful advice. It might be a boy, a girl, or twin, but you’ll be crying like a new born ... (more)

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