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Choose Grey. Change Lives.

21st September 2020

Throughout 2020 we have supported brainstrust, a charity that provides personalised 24/7 support from the point of diagnosis and build resources that help people with a brain tumour to become stronger.  In supporting them we try to help to promote their campaigns and initiatives and it is time for their “Grey Initiative 2020. The press release below gives al…

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Choose Grey. Change Lives.

21st September 2020

Throughout 2020 we have supported brainstrust, a charity that provides personalised 24/7 support from the point of diagnosis and build resources that help people with a brain tumour to become stronger.  In supporting them we try to help to promote their campaigns and initiatives and it is time for their “Grey Initiative 2020. The press release below gives al…

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Charterhouse return to normal – with a difference

9th September 2020

With the new school term starting and businesses looking at how they can return to normal and get staff back to the office, we are pleased to confirm that at Charterhouse we have been working over the past few months to put everything in place to ensure our team can return to work safely as we are allowed. The next few weeks are going to be challenging for us all and it is important for us all to re…

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Charterhouse return to normal – with a difference

9th September 2020

With the new school term starting and businesses looking at how they can return to normal and get staff back to the office, we are pleased to confirm that at Charterhouse we have been working over the past few months to put everything in place to ensure our team can return to work safely as we are allowed. The next few weeks are going to be challenging for us all and it is important for us all to re…

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Wycombe Homeless – Preparing for Autumn

3rd September 2020

As schools return and we struggle to understand what the new normal is, many of us have already got one eye on the Autumn, not least those who support the homeless. As an organisation we have long supported Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) and they are now focusing on the next few months and ensuring that everyone they support has accommodation for the winter. Whilst there are some who still don’…

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Wycombe Homeless – Preparing for Autumn

3rd September 2020

As schools return and we struggle to understand what the new normal is, many of us have already got one eye on the Autumn, not least those who support the homeless. As an organisation we have long supported Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) and they are now focusing on the next few months and ensuring that everyone they support has accommodation for the winter. Whilst there are some who still don’…

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25th August 2020

LATEST TAX UPDATE 30 Day Reporting of Disposals of UK Property for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Background This reporting of property disposals has been around, in one form or another, for 5 years now. It was first introduced for disposals on or after 06 April 2015 for non-UK residents disposing of UK residential property and the regime was then extended to the disposal of commercial p…

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25th August 2020

LATEST TAX UPDATE 30 Day Reporting of Disposals of UK Property for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Background This reporting of property disposals has been around, in one form or another, for 5 years now. It was first introduced for disposals on or after 06 April 2015 for non-UK residents disposing of UK residential property and the regime was then extended to the disposal of commercial p…

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SuperWellness delivers results for our team

17th August 2020

Since the end of last year and throughout the lockdown we have been working with SuperWellness to help our team achieve a healthier and more rounded approach to life. The programme has worked with the team to encourage them to change what they do on a daily basis and to look at what they eat. The programme was not designed to lose weight…

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SuperWellness delivers results for our team

17th August 2020

Since the end of last year and throughout the lockdown we have been working with SuperWellness to help our team achieve a healthier and more rounded approach to life. The programme has worked with the team to encourage them to change what they do on a daily basis and to look at what they eat. The programme was not designed to lose weight…

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Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – Scheme extended

12th August 2020

The SEIS scheme is now closed to new claims for the first grant. The good news is that the scheme has been extended. What does this mean for self-employed and members of a partnership? If you were eligible for the first grant and can confirm to HMRC that your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you’ll be able to make a claim for a…

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Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – Scheme extended

12th August 2020

The SEIS scheme is now closed to new claims for the first grant. The good news is that the scheme has been extended. What does this mean for self-employed and members of a partnership? If you were eligible for the first grant and can confirm to HMRC that your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you’ll be able to make a claim for a…

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The modern world of dating to develop our digital offering

6th August 2020

As part of the continued and enforced move to digital and remote working, our team in the Small Business Unit recently attended two “app speed-dating” events last week to gain further insight into 20 apps which all offer solutions and services in areas such as cash flow forecasting; debt recovery; and financing options, all areas which have never been more critical or topical than they are right now.

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The modern world of dating to develop our digital offering

6th August 2020

As part of the continued and enforced move to digital and remote working, our team in the Small Business Unit recently attended two “app speed-dating” events last week to gain further insight into 20 apps which all offer solutions and services in areas such as cash flow forecasting; debt recovery; and financing options, all areas which have never been more critical or topical than they are right now.

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Protect your business with a CVA or IVA

4th August 2020

Over the past few months there have been a number of high-profile cases published in the media of businesses applying for a CVA (Company Voluntary Agreement). These companies go through this process to protect the business and ensure that it can keep trading in the long-term. But CVA’s or IVA’s (Individual Voluntary Agreement) are not just for large businesses and apply to businesses of all shap…

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Protect your business with a CVA or IVA

4th August 2020

Over the past few months there have been a number of high-profile cases published in the media of businesses applying for a CVA (Company Voluntary Agreement). These companies go through this process to protect the business and ensure that it can keep trading in the long-term. But CVA’s or IVA’s (Individual Voluntary Agreement) are not just for large businesses and apply to businesses of all shap…

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Help Lily in her quest to end Homelessness

31st July 2020

Lily, the granddaughter of our director, Micky Ackenson wants to end Homelessness. As part of her quest she is holding a clothes sale on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August. We are helping support her quest and any help from anyone else would be fantastic.

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Help Lily in her quest to end Homelessness

31st July 2020

Lily, the granddaughter of our director, Micky Ackenson wants to end Homelessness. As part of her quest she is holding a clothes sale on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August. We are helping support her quest and any help from anyone else would be fantastic.

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Eating out is the new eating in!

29th July 2020

Six months of being restricted where we can eat, six months of being told we have to stay fit and active, six months of dreaming of our favourite food. From burgers to pasta, roast beef to fish and chip and not forgetting curry and Chinese, we have been salivating for too long. But now the wait is over. From August 3rd, the government is going to pay part of our bills in restaurants, no y…

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Eating out is the new eating in!

29th July 2020

Six months of being restricted where we can eat, six months of being told we have to stay fit and active, six months of dreaming of our favourite food. From burgers to pasta, roast beef to fish and chip and not forgetting curry and Chinese, we have been salivating for too long. But now the wait is over. From August 3rd, the government is going to pay part of our bills in restaurants, no y…

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MAKING TAX DIGITAL

24th July 2020

For the past year we have been working towards the April 1 2022 deadline where all VAT-registered businesses will have to comply with Making Tax Digital with MTD for income tax has been now delayed until 6 April 2023. Here is a summary of what you need to know: Where are we now? As of 1 April 2019, all businesses over the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) have had to keep VA…

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MAKING TAX DIGITAL

24th July 2020

For the past year we have been working towards the April 1 2022 deadline where all VAT-registered businesses will have to comply with Making Tax Digital with MTD for income tax has been now delayed until 6 April 2023. Here is a summary of what you need to know: Where are we now? As of 1 April 2019, all businesses over the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) have had to keep VA…

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How Xero can help your business during the Covid-19 Crisis

23rd July 2020

Over the past six months, most businesses have had to adapt with their workforce based remotely from multiple locations. In the past this would have caused a problem with communications and information management, but not now. Zoom is rapidly becoming a noun just like Google and we are all becoming used to having conversations and meetings digitally. In addition, we have all learnt how to use differ…

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How Xero can help your business during the Covid-19 Crisis

23rd July 2020

Over the past six months, most businesses have had to adapt with their workforce based remotely from multiple locations. In the past this would have caused a problem with communications and information management, but not now. Zoom is rapidly becoming a noun just like Google and we are all becoming used to having conversations and meetings digitally. In addition, we have all learnt how to use differ…

Read more

How our values drive our work.

21st July 2020

The vision of a business will provide direction and a goal for all members of the team to work towards. But it is the values of the business that will guide it and its employees to achieve the vision. The business values reflect what that business sees as important in their staff, their business, the way they work and the way they deliver their products or services to their customers. For Cha…

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How our values drive our work.

21st July 2020

The vision of a business will provide direction and a goal for all members of the team to work towards. But it is the values of the business that will guide it and its employees to achieve the vision. The business values reflect what that business sees as important in their staff, their business, the way they work and the way they deliver their products or services to their customers. For Cha…

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Kids can Achieve to open fully on 20th July

16th July 2020

At long last after the months of lockdown Kids can Achieve (KCA) have announced that their service will fully reopen again on Monday 20th of July!!! The team are looking forward to welcoming back all children and parents! It is going to be business as usual but with some important changes to ensure that we keep our children, parents and staff safe. In summary: Play & Youth sc…

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Kids can Achieve to open fully on 20th July

16th July 2020

At long last after the months of lockdown Kids can Achieve (KCA) have announced that their service will fully reopen again on Monday 20th of July!!! The team are looking forward to welcoming back all children and parents! It is going to be business as usual but with some important changes to ensure that we keep our children, parents and staff safe. In summary: Play & Youth sc…

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HOW TOP ACCOUNTANCY FIRM CALCULATED LOCKDOWN CAN MEAN A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER WORKFORCE

14th July 2020

We have just completed the first phase of our SuperWellness programme and such has been the interest in the program we decided to send the following information out to the media: HOW TOP ACCOUNTANCY FIRM CALCULATED LOCKDOWN CAN MEAN A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER WORKFORCE Happier at work: 10-week nutritious-diet-&-exercise-cha…

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HOW TOP ACCOUNTANCY FIRM CALCULATED LOCKDOWN CAN MEAN A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER WORKFORCE

14th July 2020

We have just completed the first phase of our SuperWellness programme and such has been the interest in the program we decided to send the following information out to the media: HOW TOP ACCOUNTANCY FIRM CALCULATED LOCKDOWN CAN MEAN A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER WORKFORCE Happier at work: 10-week nutritious-diet-&-exercise-cha…

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No such thing as a free lunch

8th July 2020

Let’s face it, the last few months have had devastating and far reaching consequences for the country, for the population and the  for the economy as a whole.  With this as a backdrop, the Chancellor was facing a tough gig to be fair, with every aspect of the economy seeking assistance – where to start?  Well, high on the agenda will be the desire to keep unemployment under control with the difficul…

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No such thing as a free lunch

8th July 2020

Let’s face it, the last few months have had devastating and far reaching consequences for the country, for the population and the  for the economy as a whole.  With this as a backdrop, the Chancellor was facing a tough gig to be fair, with every aspect of the economy seeking assistance – where to start?  Well, high on the agenda will be the desire to keep unemployment under control with the difficul…

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Wycombe Homeless Connection confirms Night Shelter plans

8th July 2020

With the Covid-19 crisis still affecting us all in many different ways Wycombe Homeless Connection are now making plans for the coming months and in particular their Night Shelter. Below is an update they have published giving more information which together with this video from James Boultbee, CEO of the charity, illustrates the massive challenge t…

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Wycombe Homeless Connection confirms Night Shelter plans

8th July 2020

With the Covid-19 crisis still affecting us all in many different ways Wycombe Homeless Connection are now making plans for the coming months and in particular their Night Shelter. Below is an update they have published giving more information which together with this video from James Boultbee, CEO of the charity, illustrates the massive challenge t…

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The smallest things make such a difference.

7th July 2020

It is not always the big gestures that make a difference. During the Lockdown we have all been inspired by people such as “Captain Tom” doing their bit for other people, but there are a lot of people in our community who are giving just as much by doing the smallest things and we wanted to share one such story with you. As a business we are working with

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The smallest things make such a difference.

7th July 2020

It is not always the big gestures that make a difference. During the Lockdown we have all been inspired by people such as “Captain Tom” doing their bit for other people, but there are a lot of people in our community who are giving just as much by doing the smallest things and we wanted to share one such story with you. As a business we are working with

Read more

Xero, flexible, real time management information to help your business thrive

30th June 2020

In any year, businesses need to be able to review their management information to plan how the business moves forward to ensure it meets it’s objectives. In the past this used to mean speaking to your accountant to get the latest management accounts, this would then take time to process before the information was available. This could mean that by the time the accounts were ready the business was in a di…

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Xero, flexible, real time management information to help your business thrive

30th June 2020

In any year, businesses need to be able to review their management information to plan how the business moves forward to ensure it meets it’s objectives. In the past this used to mean speaking to your accountant to get the latest management accounts, this would then take time to process before the information was available. This could mean that by the time the accounts were ready the business was in a di…

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Health and wellbeing of our team, the end of the beginning

23rd June 2020

Since last summer we have been writing about our SuperWellness project at Charterhouse. The programme was initially implemented to help with the health and wellbeing of our staff. We have always prided ourselves on the emphasis we put on our people and this was an important step in helping them improve both their physical and mental health. Little were we to know when we started the programme that t…

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Health and wellbeing of our team, the end of the beginning

23rd June 2020

Since last summer we have been writing about our SuperWellness project at Charterhouse. The programme was initially implemented to help with the health and wellbeing of our staff. We have always prided ourselves on the emphasis we put on our people and this was an important step in helping them improve both their physical and mental health. Little were we to know when we started the programme that t…

Read more

KCA Looking to the future

16th June 2020

As our chosen Charity of the Year, Kids Can Achieve have a special place within Charterhouse and as we all start to move towards relaxation of the lockdown we wanted to share an update with you on how they are doing and the support they are continuing to give. During the lockdown they have been doing everything they can to support young people and families to continue in their daily lives and to hel…

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KCA Looking to the future

16th June 2020

As our chosen Charity of the Year, Kids Can Achieve have a special place within Charterhouse and as we all start to move towards relaxation of the lockdown we wanted to share an update with you on how they are doing and the support they are continuing to give. During the lockdown they have been doing everything they can to support young people and families to continue in their daily lives and to hel…

Read more

Charterhouse bring their values to life

16th June 2020

The vision of a business will provide direction and a goal for all members of the team to work towards. But it is the values of the business that will guide it and its employees to achieve the vision. The business values reflect what that business sees as important in their staff, their business, the way they work and the way they deliver their products or services to their customers. For Cha…

Read more

Charterhouse bring their values to life

16th June 2020

The vision of a business will provide direction and a goal for all members of the team to work towards. But it is the values of the business that will guide it and its employees to achieve the vision. The business values reflect what that business sees as important in their staff, their business, the way they work and the way they deliver their products or services to their customers. For Cha…

Read more

Wycombe Homeless Connection, what do they really do?

10th June 2020

One of the most vulnerable groups in our society throughout the Covid-19 crisis has been the homeless. Whilst the government has done a huge amount to help them through the lockdown, this support is coming to an end and so the challenges for the homeless will become heightened. With our long history of supporting Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) we are fortunate to see what they do on a daily basis…

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Wycombe Homeless Connection, what do they really do?

10th June 2020

One of the most vulnerable groups in our society throughout the Covid-19 crisis has been the homeless. Whilst the government has done a huge amount to help them through the lockdown, this support is coming to an end and so the challenges for the homeless will become heightened. With our long history of supporting Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) we are fortunate to see what they do on a daily basis…

Read more

Staff development doesn’t stop just because of Covid-19

2nd June 2020

Over the past few months Charterhouse, like the rest of the world, has had to adapt how we work, embracing new technology and adopting the latest digital platforms to enhance the services we provide our clients. Working from the comfort of our homes, the business continues to evolve and evaluate how we can best continue moving forward, away from being “just accountants” to becoming a team of adv…

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Staff development doesn’t stop just because of Covid-19

2nd June 2020

Over the past few months Charterhouse, like the rest of the world, has had to adapt how we work, embracing new technology and adopting the latest digital platforms to enhance the services we provide our clients. Working from the comfort of our homes, the business continues to evolve and evaluate how we can best continue moving forward, away from being “just accountants” to becoming a team of adv…

Read more

Tax-Free Childcare eligibility temporarily extended due to coronavirus

28th May 2020

With the government set to takes us into Phase 2 of the recovery from Covid-19 there are signs that some optimism is returning to both the economy and society. However, there are many challenges still to overcome and the government is looking at all areas to help. Historically, Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) has been a 20% tax-free bonus to help with childcare costs. Work…

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Tax-Free Childcare eligibility temporarily extended due to coronavirus

28th May 2020

With the government set to takes us into Phase 2 of the recovery from Covid-19 there are signs that some optimism is returning to both the economy and society. However, there are many challenges still to overcome and the government is looking at all areas to help. Historically, Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) has been a 20% tax-free bonus to help with childcare costs. Work…

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Capital Allowances, Structures & Buildings Allowance & Land Remediation Relief

26th May 2020

Amongst all the doom and gloom of the Covid-19 crisis, we have been working with our clients, both business and individuals, as normal. Part of this work has been planning and putting contingencies in place, but much of it has been looking at ensuring our clients are receiving the right tax allowances on all aspects of their finance. One particular area we focus on is commercial property. If you are…

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Capital Allowances, Structures & Buildings Allowance & Land Remediation Relief

26th May 2020

Amongst all the doom and gloom of the Covid-19 crisis, we have been working with our clients, both business and individuals, as normal. Part of this work has been planning and putting contingencies in place, but much of it has been looking at ensuring our clients are receiving the right tax allowances on all aspects of their finance. One particular area we focus on is commercial property. If you are…

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Health and Wellbeing with SuperWellness, the latest from Charterhouse

21st May 2020

As you know, Charterhouse is working together with SuperWellnes in educating and supporting our team to improve their health and wellbeing. Our first discovery session in March included a presentation on diet, brain body chemistry, stress and energy followed by a body composition assessment for all employees. For most of us it was an eye-opening experience to get to know our body fat percenta…

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Health and Wellbeing with SuperWellness, the latest from Charterhouse

21st May 2020

As you know, Charterhouse is working together with SuperWellnes in educating and supporting our team to improve their health and wellbeing. Our first discovery session in March included a presentation on diet, brain body chemistry, stress and energy followed by a body composition assessment for all employees. For most of us it was an eye-opening experience to get to know our body fat percenta…

Read more

Supporting Wycombe Homeless Connection through the crisis

19th May 2020

As with most charities at the moment, Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) are desperate for funds with all of their normal fundraising activity on hold while the country is in lockdown. Whilst the charity is getting additional support from central and local government to ensure all homeless people have somewhere to live at the moment, this is set to change imminently with government subsidies evolving during…

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Supporting Wycombe Homeless Connection through the crisis

19th May 2020

As with most charities at the moment, Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) are desperate for funds with all of their normal fundraising activity on hold while the country is in lockdown. Whilst the charity is getting additional support from central and local government to ensure all homeless people have somewhere to live at the moment, this is set to change imminently with government subsidies evolving during…

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How we are working with our staff to adapt and evolve.

14th May 2020

Charterhouse is committed to listening to their employees and encouraging them to have a voice, sharing the areas the company is doing well in, as well as those that should be the focus for development going forward. One of the tools we are using is engagement surveys, these help us measure employee engagement and the impact of the initiatives and work we put in place. Anonymity is assured an…

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How we are working with our staff to adapt and evolve.

14th May 2020

Charterhouse is committed to listening to their employees and encouraging them to have a voice, sharing the areas the company is doing well in, as well as those that should be the focus for development going forward. One of the tools we are using is engagement surveys, these help us measure employee engagement and the impact of the initiatives and work we put in place. Anonymity is assured an…

Read more

Family strength out of adversity

13th May 2020

Over the past few months we have all started to appreciate those people who have gone the extra mile to do something special and overcome adversity. These stories don’t just show how amazing some people are, they give us inspiration at a time when a lot of us need some. As an organisation we support a number of charities, one of these being brainstrust. …

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Family strength out of adversity

13th May 2020

Over the past few months we have all started to appreciate those people who have gone the extra mile to do something special and overcome adversity. These stories don’t just show how amazing some people are, they give us inspiration at a time when a lot of us need some. As an organisation we support a number of charities, one of these being brainstrust. …

Read more

Charterhouse Quiz helps “Kids can Achieve”

12th May 2020

Following our recent blog about the Charterhouse Quiz Night, we can now update you on the second round of the quiz. After the first round we found that almost everyone had taken part with some involving their families and the result was a fab evening. Last Friday round two took place and it all got a bit more …

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Charterhouse Quiz helps “Kids can Achieve”

12th May 2020

Following our recent blog about the Charterhouse Quiz Night, we can now update you on the second round of the quiz. After the first round we found that almost everyone had taken part with some involving their families and the result was a fab evening. Last Friday round two took place and it all got a bit more …

Read more

Xero – support through COVID-19 via the new Business Continuity Hub

11th May 2020

As we all continue to work through the challenges and uncertainty of COVID-19, many of you have been in contact looking for guidance and assistance on the various Government measures introduced to mitigate the disruption caused to business activity, and Charterhouse has been providing regular updates on our website about the measures, and these can be found

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Xero – support through COVID-19 via the new Business Continuity Hub

11th May 2020

As we all continue to work through the challenges and uncertainty of COVID-19, many of you have been in contact looking for guidance and assistance on the various Government measures introduced to mitigate the disruption caused to business activity, and Charterhouse has been providing regular updates on our website about the measures, and these can be found

Read more

Wellbeing at Work

30th April 2020

There is a lot of information being published around the wellbeing of employees in these changed circumstances, a lot of it focused on the mental health aspects of working in isolation from home. As part of our own staff wellbeing programme we are constantly looking at information and articles that might help and we want to share these with our clients and partners. The attached article is a …

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Wellbeing at Work

30th April 2020

There is a lot of information being published around the wellbeing of employees in these changed circumstances, a lot of it focused on the mental health aspects of working in isolation from home. As part of our own staff wellbeing programme we are constantly looking at information and articles that might help and we want to share these with our clients and partners. The attached article is a …

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Business Connexions supporting Wycombe Homeless Connection through the crisis.

27th April 2020

Over the past year we have featured the work that Executive Director, David White’s business group, Business Connexions have undertaken to support Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) and this work is set to continue throughout this year and beyond. However, as with most charities at the moment, WHC are desperate for funds with all of their normal fundraising activity on hold while the country is in …

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Business Connexions supporting Wycombe Homeless Connection through the crisis.

27th April 2020

Over the past year we have featured the work that Executive Director, David White’s business group, Business Connexions have undertaken to support Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) and this work is set to continue throughout this year and beyond. However, as with most charities at the moment, WHC are desperate for funds with all of their normal fundraising activity on hold while the country is in …

Read more

Charterhouse join the virtual quiz revolution

23rd April 2020

It is not just our working lives that are changing, but our social ones as well and for many people the two cross-over. At Charterhouse, we have always been a very social team with regular organised events throughout the year, let alone the informal socialising that goes on all the time. So, when the lockdown began, our team, led my Rut and Krisztina went to work to find ways that we could al…

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Charterhouse join the virtual quiz revolution

23rd April 2020

It is not just our working lives that are changing, but our social ones as well and for many people the two cross-over. At Charterhouse, we have always been a very social team with regular organised events throughout the year, let alone the informal socialising that goes on all the time. So, when the lockdown began, our team, led my Rut and Krisztina went to work to find ways that we could al…

Read more

Rising to the 2.6 Challenge, KCA getting involved.

22nd April 2020

Much of society is quieter with less people out and about, but there are some areas of society that are as busy as ever and our charity of the year “Kids can Achieve” is one of those. When society is working as normal they are busy enough but at the moment, the challenges they face are more demanding, with the need to help families out more prominent than ever, not to mention the risks faced by …

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Rising to the 2.6 Challenge, KCA getting involved.

22nd April 2020

Much of society is quieter with less people out and about, but there are some areas of society that are as busy as ever and our charity of the year “Kids can Achieve” is one of those. When society is working as normal they are busy enough but at the moment, the challenges they face are more demanding, with the need to help families out more prominent than ever, not to mention the risks faced by …

Read more

Charterhouse adopt metabolic age initiatives to fit new normal

15th April 2020

In the latest of our series of articles around SuperWellness we wanted to share some of the details of how this programme has been adapted to fit the current ways of working, especially in the current crisis.

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Charterhouse adopt metabolic age initiatives to fit new normal

15th April 2020

In the latest of our series of articles around SuperWellness we wanted to share some of the details of how this programme has been adapted to fit the current ways of working, especially in the current crisis.

Read more

Community supports Wycombe Homeless

15th April 2020

In every walk of life, it takes teams of people to work together to achieve anything, this is even more important when it comes to helping the homeless and even more so in the current environment. But what is defining us all now is the way in which the whole community is coming together to ensure that those who are vulnerable for whatever reason are given the help and support they need. Wycom…

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Community supports Wycombe Homeless

15th April 2020

In every walk of life, it takes teams of people to work together to achieve anything, this is even more important when it comes to helping the homeless and even more so in the current environment. But what is defining us all now is the way in which the whole community is coming together to ensure that those who are vulnerable for whatever reason are given the help and support they need. Wycom…

Read more

Staying positive can and will deliver results, Sammy’s story.

6th April 2020

  Following the recent launch of the Charterhouse Foundation we have established relationships with a number of charities, one of which “brainstrust” has some incredible stories of people overcoming challenges to not just survive, but to thrive. We felt now was a great time to share one story of an exceptional person who has been through a lo…

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Staying positive can and will deliver results, Sammy’s story.

6th April 2020

  Following the recent launch of the Charterhouse Foundation we have established relationships with a number of charities, one of which “brainstrust” has some incredible stories of people overcoming challenges to not just survive, but to thrive. We felt now was a great time to share one story of an exceptional person who has been through a lo…

Read more

Health and Wellbeing in isolation

6th April 2020

With most of us working from home at the moment, there are new challenges facing us all, not just how we continue working, but also how we can stay fit and health during the period of social distancing. Before Covid-19 hit us, we had already implemented a programme in Charterhouse to promote the health and wellbeing of our team. When we knew we were going to have to work remotely we realised it was …

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Health and Wellbeing in isolation

6th April 2020

With most of us working from home at the moment, there are new challenges facing us all, not just how we continue working, but also how we can stay fit and health during the period of social distancing. Before Covid-19 hit us, we had already implemented a programme in Charterhouse to promote the health and wellbeing of our team. When we knew we were going to have to work remotely we realised it was …

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Covid-19 Helpline update

3rd April 2020

Since we launched our helpline to offer advice  to those impacted by Covid-19, we have had numerous enquiries covering a multitude of issues and we wanted to share some of these to help those who might be facing similar challenges and to understand the areas we can help with: VAT payment queries – how can Charterhouse assist with informing HMRC of deferring payment Self-employe…

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Covid-19 Helpline update

3rd April 2020

Since we launched our helpline to offer advice  to those impacted by Covid-19, we have had numerous enquiries covering a multitude of issues and we wanted to share some of these to help those who might be facing similar challenges and to understand the areas we can help with: VAT payment queries – how can Charterhouse assist with informing HMRC of deferring payment Self-employe…

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Tips for working from home

1st April 2020

Here are our tips on working from home, if you adopt these it will help you to continue to work efficiently and stay healthy:       1. Maintain Regular Hours …

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Tips for working from home

1st April 2020

Here are our tips on working from home, if you adopt these it will help you to continue to work efficiently and stay healthy:       1. Maintain Regular Hours …

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Super Wellness – the benefits to the team

21st March 2020

As a business we are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of a team who are fit and healthy and a realisation that we need to do more to help and encourage the team to stay healthy. As a result of this, at the beginning of the year we embarked on a “Super Wellness” programme for all our team. The programme is a combination of advice and support aimed …

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Super Wellness – the benefits to the team

21st March 2020

As a business we are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of a team who are fit and healthy and a realisation that we need to do more to help and encourage the team to stay healthy. As a result of this, at the beginning of the year we embarked on a “Super Wellness” programme for all our team. The programme is a combination of advice and support aimed …

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COVID–19: Advice and Guidance for Business (March 20th)

20th March 2020

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: a Statutory Sick Pay relief package for SMEs a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure busines…

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COVID–19: Advice and Guidance for Business (March 20th)

20th March 2020

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: a Statutory Sick Pay relief package for SMEs a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure busines…

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COVID–19: Advice and Guidance for Individuals (March 20th)

20th March 2020

If you think you are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), please read the following information: You can get £94.25 per week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you’re too ill to work. It’s paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks. If you are self-isolating because of COVID-19: From 13 March, you can now claim SSP. This includes individuals who are caring for people self…

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COVID–19: Advice and Guidance for Individuals (March 20th)

20th March 2020

If you think you are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), please read the following information: You can get £94.25 per week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you’re too ill to work. It’s paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks. If you are self-isolating because of COVID-19: From 13 March, you can now claim SSP. This includes individuals who are caring for people self…

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COVID – 19 who can send their children to school

20th March 2020

As we are all adjusting to the new way of living with the majority of schools and colleges now closed, there are some exceptions for key workers where they can still send their children to school. We thought it would be useful to share the guidelines on who can send still send their children to school:  The list has been separated into eight categories:

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COVID – 19 who can send their children to school

20th March 2020

As we are all adjusting to the new way of living with the majority of schools and colleges now closed, there are some exceptions for key workers where they can still send their children to school. We thought it would be useful to share the guidelines on who can send still send their children to school:  The list has been separated into eight categories:

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Support for your business through the Coronavirus crisis

17th March 2020

In the March 2020 Budget, the government announced a raft of measures to help businesses and individuals during the current Coronavirus crisis, many of which seemed complex, so we have summarised the key points below: The UK Government has announced a package of measures to support SME businesses and Self-employed individuals affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. These measur…

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Support for your business through the Coronavirus crisis

17th March 2020

In the March 2020 Budget, the government announced a raft of measures to help businesses and individuals during the current Coronavirus crisis, many of which seemed complex, so we have summarised the key points below: The UK Government has announced a package of measures to support SME businesses and Self-employed individuals affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. These measur…

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YEAR END CHECKLIST- THE DO’S AND DON’T’S

14th February 2020

As the financial year nears its end and change seems to be the theme for the forthcoming year, be it the UK leaving the EU or the prospect of a new US president, one thing is certain, we will all still have to pay our taxes. What we can do though is ensure that we lessen the impact of tax and ensure that you benefit, where possible, on tax reliefs.

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YEAR END CHECKLIST- THE DO’S AND DON’T’S

14th February 2020

As the financial year nears its end and change seems to be the theme for the forthcoming year, be it the UK leaving the EU or the prospect of a new US president, one thing is certain, we will all still have to pay our taxes. What we can do though is ensure that we lessen the impact of tax and ensure that you benefit, where possible, on tax reliefs.

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Putting the Health and Wellbeing of our team first.

11th February 2020

Our staff are our most important asset, without them we cannot continue to deliver the high levels of service on an ongoing basis for our clients. But there are many elements that contribute to ensuring the team can continue to do their job and, importantly, enjoying themselves at the same time. The elements that contribute to someone’s ability to do their job include: Training

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Putting the Health and Wellbeing of our team first.

11th February 2020

Our staff are our most important asset, without them we cannot continue to deliver the high levels of service on an ongoing basis for our clients. But there are many elements that contribute to ensuring the team can continue to do their job and, importantly, enjoying themselves at the same time. The elements that contribute to someone’s ability to do their job include: Training

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Off payroll working

Off Payroll working – what next?

29th January 2020

The UK tax system recognises services can be provided in different ways, each of which carry their own tax consequences.  Since the publication of IR35 which came into effect on 6 April 2000, one of the most contentious areas of dispute between taxpayer and taxman has been the employment status of an individual.  That is to say, whether an individual providing his personal services through a limited comp…

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Off payroll working

Off Payroll working – what next?

29th January 2020

The UK tax system recognises services can be provided in different ways, each of which carry their own tax consequences.  Since the publication of IR35 which came into effect on 6 April 2000, one of the most contentious areas of dispute between taxpayer and taxman has been the employment status of an individual.  That is to say, whether an individual providing his personal services through a limited comp…

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Entrepreneurs Relief, will it survive post 11 March 2020?

23rd January 2020

Much has been made this week over remarks made by Boris Johnson in reference to Entrepreneurs Relief and the prospects for its survival post 11 March 2020.  However let us take a moment to consider the facts.  Whilst he may have used a strongly worded phrase – fulminating against the relief (see below for the full quote), the Conservative Manifesto is actually pro-business.  It discusses a package of …

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Entrepreneurs Relief, will it survive post 11 March 2020?

23rd January 2020

Much has been made this week over remarks made by Boris Johnson in reference to Entrepreneurs Relief and the prospects for its survival post 11 March 2020.  However let us take a moment to consider the facts.  Whilst he may have used a strongly worded phrase – fulminating against the relief (see below for the full quote), the Conservative Manifesto is actually pro-business.  It discusses a package of …

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New Year, same commitment.

15th January 2020

With the New Year well under way it is important that we make sure that we continue to maintain our commitments and look to develop these throughout 2020. In 2019, we developed our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) looking at how we could have an impact on people around us, both internally as well as in the community. As part of this approach all of our team are encouraged to help in…

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New Year, same commitment.

15th January 2020

With the New Year well under way it is important that we make sure that we continue to maintain our commitments and look to develop these throughout 2020. In 2019, we developed our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) looking at how we could have an impact on people around us, both internally as well as in the community. As part of this approach all of our team are encouraged to help in…

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R&D Tax Credits – does your business qualify?

7th January 2020

R&D is often thought of as being something the tech or medical industries do and not something companies from other industries would get involved in. But when there is an opportunity to get Tax Credits from HMRC for costs involved in R&D projects, there is a good reason for all companies to consider what they do and if this could apply to them. What is most surprising is the type of projects…

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R&D Tax Credits – does your business qualify?

7th January 2020

R&D is often thought of as being something the tech or medical industries do and not something companies from other industries would get involved in. But when there is an opportunity to get Tax Credits from HMRC for costs involved in R&D projects, there is a good reason for all companies to consider what they do and if this could apply to them. What is most surprising is the type of projects…

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CSR is not just about giving to charity.

27th November 2019

Increasingly businesses are expected to include social responsibility as part of their approach and way of working, to many this involves donating and supporting charities, often that are close to someone’s heart. Whilst this type of social support should always be encouraged, true social responsibility goes much further and encompasses people at all levels, from the staff and their working enviro…

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CSR is not just about giving to charity.

27th November 2019

Increasingly businesses are expected to include social responsibility as part of their approach and way of working, to many this involves donating and supporting charities, often that are close to someone’s heart. Whilst this type of social support should always be encouraged, true social responsibility goes much further and encompasses people at all levels, from the staff and their working enviro…

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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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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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