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Our blog features the thoughts from our directors and senior staff on our activities the latest changes in the accountancy world. This includes the latest tax changes and how they could affect you and your business.

Golf Day Supports Wycombe Homeless

5th November 2019

Giving back to the community should be a part of every business but to be able to do it doing something you enjoy always helps. So, when a group of businesses come together the result can be even better and Business Connexions in Gerrard’s Cross is the proof. Business Connexions is a long-established group of professionals that meet regularly to discuss and develop their businesses, but they also …

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Golf Day Supports Wycombe Homeless

5th November 2019

Giving back to the community should be a part of every business but to be able to do it doing something you enjoy always helps. So, when a group of businesses come together the result can be even better and Business Connexions in Gerrard’s Cross is the proof. Business Connexions is a long-established group of professionals that meet regularly to discuss and develop their businesses, but they also …

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Work never stops for some

2nd July 2019

Some people get accused of never taking a break from work but in Micky Ackenson’s case, he took this onto a new level. Micky has recently been ill and had to spend some time in hospital for treatment and you might think that work would take a back seat at this time, but no. As the managing director of Charterhouse, Micky has always ensured that the firm gives back as much as it can to the comm…

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Work never stops for some

2nd July 2019

Some people get accused of never taking a break from work but in Micky Ackenson’s case, he took this onto a new level. Micky has recently been ill and had to spend some time in hospital for treatment and you might think that work would take a back seat at this time, but no. As the managing director of Charterhouse, Micky has always ensured that the firm gives back as much as it can to the comm…

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A gentle stroll along the wall, not what you think

5th June 2019

When most of us think about going for a walk it normally means in the woods, down to the park or possibly along a beach, not for 84 miles, but that is what our Operations Director Claudia Ackenson decided to do. As you can tell, this was no ordinary walk and had a purpose to it. Unlike most people, Claudia is always looking to give herself new challenges and, in this case, she wanted to find a chall…

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A gentle stroll along the wall, not what you think

5th June 2019

When most of us think about going for a walk it normally means in the woods, down to the park or possibly along a beach, not for 84 miles, but that is what our Operations Director Claudia Ackenson decided to do. As you can tell, this was no ordinary walk and had a purpose to it. Unlike most people, Claudia is always looking to give herself new challenges and, in this case, she wanted to find a chall…

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The 2019 Spring Statement, not quite lost in Brexit.

14th March 2019

Despite all the turmoil that is being caused by Brexit, the Chancellor delivered his Spring Statement yesterday, his opportunity to give an assessment of the economy. Whilst Brexit has dominated the news recently there are some key highlights: Economic growth to be less than forecast last year at 1.4% but still stable £37bn Productivity Investment Fund confirmed to invest in r…

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The 2019 Spring Statement, not quite lost in Brexit.

14th March 2019

Despite all the turmoil that is being caused by Brexit, the Chancellor delivered his Spring Statement yesterday, his opportunity to give an assessment of the economy. Whilst Brexit has dominated the news recently there are some key highlights: Economic growth to be less than forecast last year at 1.4% but still stable £37bn Productivity Investment Fund confirmed to invest in r…

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Making tax digital

10th February 2019

The deadline is looming but there are many benefits in “going Digital” The way we all file our VAT and Tax returns is about to change and the date for the change is fast approaching! Just in case you aren’t aware, the main points that will affect you are: From April 1st 2019, all VAT returns have to be submitted online via third party software such as Xero and Sage – a…

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Making tax digital

10th February 2019

The deadline is looming but there are many benefits in “going Digital” The way we all file our VAT and Tax returns is about to change and the date for the change is fast approaching! Just in case you aren’t aware, the main points that will affect you are: From April 1st 2019, all VAT returns have to be submitted online via third party software such as Xero and Sage – a…

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Tax returns and going digital

16th January 2019

That time of the year – Tax Returns We are fast approaching a tax return deadline – 31st January 2019. It is a time of year when accountants are busy and individuals that do leave it late are under pressure! No one wants to pay a lateness fee to HMRC. It is therefore surprising to hear reports that HMRC has already sent out some self-assessment taxpayers letters accusing them …

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Tax returns and going digital

16th January 2019

That time of the year – Tax Returns We are fast approaching a tax return deadline – 31st January 2019. It is a time of year when accountants are busy and individuals that do leave it late are under pressure! No one wants to pay a lateness fee to HMRC. It is therefore surprising to hear reports that HMRC has already sent out some self-assessment taxpayers letters accusing them …

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How are businesses preparing for Brexit?

18th November 2018

The Brexit process is coming to a head and at the time of writing Theresa May has managed to reach a Brexit agreement and proposal from the EU. It is far from clear whether this plan will be accepted by the UK parliament so we are entering a period of great uncertainty. As accountants we do receive insights into how businesses are planning for Brexit. In this post we begin with Charterhouse Director…

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How are businesses preparing for Brexit?

18th November 2018

The Brexit process is coming to a head and at the time of writing Theresa May has managed to reach a Brexit agreement and proposal from the EU. It is far from clear whether this plan will be accepted by the UK parliament so we are entering a period of great uncertainty. As accountants we do receive insights into how businesses are planning for Brexit. In this post we begin with Charterhouse Director…

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UK tax in the news

3rd November 2018

Tax investigations taking longer One of our messages to business owners is that the risk of disruption due to an HMRC tax investigation is very real and we do recommend taking steps to mitigate against this risk. You can talk to us at any time about our recommended protection scheme. According to research by law firm Pinsent Masons the average duration of HMRC’s unresolved tax battles with UK…

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UK tax in the news

3rd November 2018

Tax investigations taking longer One of our messages to business owners is that the risk of disruption due to an HMRC tax investigation is very real and we do recommend taking steps to mitigate against this risk. You can talk to us at any time about our recommended protection scheme. According to research by law firm Pinsent Masons the average duration of HMRC’s unresolved tax battles with UK…

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Accountants should be resourceful in helping business startups

16th October 2018

If you are a business startup then you are probably looking for all the help you can get. At Charterhouse we understand many of the challenges and we are very keen to help our clients. First of all, with the more technical aspects of accounting we can help you to get it right. You may be facing a lot of administration and paperwork in the setup of your business or in the establishing of good account…

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Accountants should be resourceful in helping business startups

16th October 2018

If you are a business startup then you are probably looking for all the help you can get. At Charterhouse we understand many of the challenges and we are very keen to help our clients. First of all, with the more technical aspects of accounting we can help you to get it right. You may be facing a lot of administration and paperwork in the setup of your business or in the establishing of good account…

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Latest tax news

1st September 2018

Tax is never far away from the financial news. In this post we have put together some of the latest snippets that should be of interest to all those wishing to manage their tax affairs. Thinktank proposes asset tax for over-65s The Social Market Foundation has said homeowners and people with substantial savings should face a one-off “asset tax” of £30,000 when they reach 65 to fund Eng…

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Latest tax news

1st September 2018

Tax is never far away from the financial news. In this post we have put together some of the latest snippets that should be of interest to all those wishing to manage their tax affairs. Thinktank proposes asset tax for over-65s The Social Market Foundation has said homeowners and people with substantial savings should face a one-off “asset tax” of £30,000 when they reach 65 to fund Eng…

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Looking ahead to the Autumn Budget

1st August 2018

With an Autumn budget on the not too distant horizon we have been looking at some of the areas where we might see tax system changes announced. Budget speculation begins The Times’ Mark Atherton kicks off speculation about the Budget, with predictions of a cut to Capital Gains Tax relief and pension tax relief for higher and top-rate taxpayers. We’ll have to wait and see what ha…

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Looking ahead to the Autumn Budget

1st August 2018

With an Autumn budget on the not too distant horizon we have been looking at some of the areas where we might see tax system changes announced. Budget speculation begins The Times’ Mark Atherton kicks off speculation about the Budget, with predictions of a cut to Capital Gains Tax relief and pension tax relief for higher and top-rate taxpayers. We’ll have to wait and see what ha…

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