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Vanessa Parnell
By Partner Vanessa Parnell

 

We are often asked to consider what the best trading structure for a business might be, and with that the tax benefits of trading through a limited company can be a major influencing factor. 

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Our agricultural consultancy team has been further strengthened by the arrival of Angela Blackman.

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Di Perrett
By Partner Di Perrett

 

The DIY house builder scheme allows individuals to reclaim the VAT paid on materials and services when building their own home from scratch.

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Mark Tibbert
By Partner Mark Tibbert

 

For many tax advisors January is one of the busiest times of the year having to deal with the personal tax filing deadline of 31 January. With under a week to go HMRC estimated that just over 3million returns were still to be filed, representing around 27% of all returns expected. With so much to do it can be easy for individuals to focus on meeting filing deadlines and to forget about planning opportunities for the current year. 

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David Cresswell
By Director David Cresswell

 

Medium and Large companies are required to have a statutory audit, however, small companies can also benefit from an external review. Thomas Westcott have experienced teams across the firm to help improve performance. 

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This month we learn more about Paul's role at Thomas Westcott and how he would struggle to cope if stranded on a desert island... 

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Matt Portman
By Partner Matt Portman

 

HMRC has released the best excuses for late tax return and expense claims ahead of the 31 January deadline, and they are brilliant... 

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Liz Marker
By Payroll Manager Liz Marker

 

Auto-Enrolment, pension contributions since 2012 have been calculated at a rate of 1% employee and 1% employer contribution of the employees qualifying earnings. As from 6 April 2018 these rates will be increasing to 3% employee contribution and 2% employer contribution. 

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Linda Price
By Partner Linda Price

 

You will hopefully have completed your self-assessment tax return form for 2017…

In the current year (2018) the changes start in respect of restricting interest relief, 75% of your allowable finance costs will be deducted as an expense of the business and the remaining 25% will be treated as a tax reduction at 20%.

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Annette Stone
By Personal Tax Manager Annette Stone

This may perhaps be considered a little controversial but as tax advisers we can often be the last professional adviser to be informed that a client has disposed of a UK residential property. This sometimes occurs only at the point the client provides us with their tax return information.

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