The government have decided to delay the start of the proposed VAT reverse charge for supplies by sub-contractors in the construction sector. The reason for the U-turn is the lack of awareness of the change that was originally due to start on 1 October 2019. Many sub-contractors, and some main contractors, were not prepared for…

Founded 35 years ago, our team of chartered certified accountants and registered auditors have helped drive the vision first set out by founder and senior partner, Gulam Shaikh. As part of our core values, we aim to deliver unparalleled service with a blend of informality, encouraging the first-name approach between our accountants and customers. We…

The Government is introducing a VAT reverse charge on certain building and construction services. The legislation will come into effect on 1 October 2019. This is a very significant development which will present major challenges for many building contractors bringing a  change to the rules for invoicing in the construction sector, it will be therefore…

The business of buying and letting property can be stressful for the unwary. There are plenty of traps to trip-up the unprepared landlord, so planning ahead will always pay dividends. But property investment is a long-term business and tax laws change sometimes with little notice and impact the profitability of the business, so a degree of flexibility…

If corporate clients own residential properties which are each worth over £500,000, they will be required to have completed an ATED ( Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings ) return, or made an ATED relief declaration for 2019/20. this is due by 30 April 2019. If full relief is not claimed for the year an ATED…

Commercial property is exempt from VAT which means that no Vat will be charged on the property sold and at the same token no Vat will be recovered on any costs incurred i.e. improvements, however there are some exemptions, e.g. commercial property less than three years old is standard rated . An owner can “…

Your company’s brand is about so much more than the logo your customers see on packaging or the letterhead. The aesthetics that are used to convey the message may be attractive, but that’s not the same as being an effective brand. Brand concerns itself with something deeper, something that goes way beyond aesthetics. What does…

It’s nearly half a century since the phrase ‘paperless office’ was first coined, yet as the demand for paper grows with every year that passes, one might be forgiven for thinking that this is still a distant dream. But was the idea ever feasible? Can offices ever be entirely electronic? One significant reason they cannot,…

When it comes to handling customer complaints, social media can now play an important role for businesses of any size. Interacting directly with an unhappy customer via Twitter or Facebook almost always creates a good impression of your business – it helps to re-establish trust which may have been lost and makes the individual who…

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