January Newsletter

Happy New Year, and welcome to the January edition of our newsletter

We hope that you find the content of this newsletter both interesting and useful - please feel free to forward the email to friends or colleagues.

Business Rate Relief

Many small business owners have to focus heavily on cost scrutiny and management, a relief that is widely available to the small business entrepreneur is ‘Business rate relief’. 


Autumn Statement – The Key Points

Our guide to the key points announced in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 5th December 2013.


Considering becoming a Charity Trustee?

There are over 900,000 serving charity Trustees in England and Wales who have a real desire to make a difference to society and not only contribute their time and expertise to the aims and objectives of charities but learn from the people with whom they interact.

Read more..

Farmers Averaging Relief: What’s Your Average?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could even out the ups and downs of your business profits? For farmers and market gardeners, there is the opportunity to do just that using the Farmers Averaging relief.


VAT Refunds on Self Builds or Conversions

If you are building a place to live or converting a building into a dwelling then you may be able to claim back the VAT you pay on some of the building materials and conversion services. You can claim this VAT refund even if builders are doing the work for you.


Taxation of director’s loan accounts

A number of changes relating to the taxation of director's loan accounts were introduced in this years budget. Find out more about these changes..



The information contained in this newsletter is of a general nature and no assurance of accuracy can be given. It is not a substitute for specific professional advice in your own circumstances. No action should be taken without consulting the detailed legislation or seeking professional advice. Therefore no responsibility for loss occasioned by any person acting or refraining from action as a consequence of the material can be accepted by the authors or the firm.
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