19
May

Do I Need an IR35 Accountant?

With numerous different companies popping up ready to serve all the accounting needs of contractors, expertise on IR35 has become one of the benefits that accountants are readily promoting themselves

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12
May

Why a Contractor Specialist Accountant is Essential

One of the most important aspects which contractors need to get right when operating their own business is their accounts. The Revenue doesn’t tend to be too forgiving when it

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06
May

Accounting Responsibilities of a Director

At FW Accounting, we see many contractors looking to set up limited companies. When we incorporate your limited company (which we do for free I might add), you become the

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17
Apr

Local Accountants: Are They Really Important?

There has been a lot of hype in the media at the moment around sourcing local produce and parting with your cash to independent stores as opposed to large chains

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03
Apr

Starting up as a Sole Trader

Being your own boss is a freedom which leads many into the contracting business. With less legislative requirements then operating via a limited company, often being a sole trader is

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24
Mar

Budget Update

After a sustained period of speculation, George Osborne finally unveiled the contents of his red briefcase in the form of his annual budget speech last week. Perhaps thankfully, nothing featured

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28
Feb

2014/15 Salary and Dividend Plan

At FW Accounting, as part of our Premier/Gold/Deluxe Packages, we provide you with an annual personal salary & dividend plan. The plan illustrates the salary you have opted to take

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22
Aug

Tempted by tax avoidance?

HMRC recently published a warning for people thinking about tax avoidance schemes – ‘Tempted by Tax Avoidance?’ A small minority are lured by the promise of large tax savings for

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21
Jun

The risks and future of EBTs… Part 2

What are the risks? The participants of EBTs that have been highlighted in many reports, tend to have gone into the schemes in good faith, often as a result of

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14
Jun

EBT schemes – HMRC continue to investigate… Part 1

During the past few months much has been reported of HMRC opening a large number of enquiries into the tax affairs of Contractors who do or have been operating

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