The Apprenticeship Levy

The way the government funds apprenticeships in the UK will change in Spring 2017. Whilst only some larger employers will be charged a new apprenticeship levy, actual apprenticeship funding will change for all employers. What is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a genuine job, with an accompanying skills development plan. It must last for at least […]


There are absolutely no excuses for not paying your staff NMW The government has revealed ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous business owners who have been found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”). These employers used excuses such as ‘only wanting to pay staff when there are customers to […]

Funding crisis for local care homes

The care homes funding crisis continues. A series of new financial measures from our Local Authorities look set to cause even more pain to already beleaguered care homes in the region. This is somewhat surprising when set against the backdrop of Local Authorities being able to raise the council tax precept by an extra 3% […]

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Medical Practice Accounting Clients- Work in Progress

What we are currently working on with our Medical Practice Clients. Personally Administered Items. Research shows that many practices are under-claiming their Personally Administered Items (PAI). In many cases, the under claim can be worth between 50pence and £2.00p per client on the practice list. Keith Miller is working with practices and specialist third parties […]

Making Tax Digital- What you need to know.

Making Tax Digital (“MTD”) is HM Revenue &  Customs’ (“HMRC”) drive to close the “Tax Gap” and to make the UK the “most digitally advanced tax authority in the world”. It will mean significant changes to how and when we all deal with our tax affairs. Whilst the digitalisation of tax affairs is generally supported, the ambitious timeframe is […]

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