10
May

Dividends and Shareholding

What are Dividends? Dividends are payments made to company shareholders from the profits of the company. If the company has not made a profit over a given period then it

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03
May

Important dates for the diary in May & June

May and June are important months in the calendar for accounting. This post will explain what dates are coming up and whether you need to do anything as a

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26
Apr

Cycle to Work Scheme

With summer approaching, why not take advantage of the Cycle to Work Scheme and purchase a bicycle via your company. Save money on fuel bills and improve your fitness,

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29
Mar

VAT is a simple tax…

“VAT is a simple tax…” so said Anthony Barber, Chancellor of the Exchequer on the introduction of VAT on April’ Fool’s Day in 1973. 40 years on and

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22
Mar

Budget 2013 – Summary

George Osborne chose budget day for his twitter debut. His first tweet promised to ‘tackle the economy’s problems head on’ and help those who want to ‘work hard and

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01
Mar

Using a specialised contractor accountant isn’t so much beneficial, it’s nigh on essential…

Accounting is an essential requirement for any Contractor, but it can be a complicated area. Not only does accounting require the careful management and lodging of financial records, but

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15
Feb

Real Time Information (RTI) – FW Accounting are ready

From April 2013 there will be the biggest change to payroll procedures for over 60 years coming into force. Despite what you may have heard or read.. Real Time

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25
Jan

Do you have personal tax due on January 31st?

Why should I submit a personal tax return: As a Director of a UK Ltd Company you are legally obliged to file a personal tax return each year. If your

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18
Jan

The difficulty of saying goodbye to a much loved Company…

This week we have seen some of our famous, most British of brands fall into administration. HMV was our first this week, with 230 stores shut, and the farewell to

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11
Jan

Were Umbrella Companies Ever Meant to be a Long Term Solution for Contractors?

In simple terms, No is the answer. A few months ago FW Accounting closed their Umbrella Solutions business stream. This was due to a number of reasons, with the main

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