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Football is back and Kinja are having a great start to the season.

11th October 2021

With football stadiums full again and the premiership back up and running our focus turns to the grass roots game and Kinja FC Girls Teams, who we are sponsoring this season. Pre-season training went well and the U10 have now had their first two matches, winning both of these. Saturday 25th September was a fantasti…

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Football is back and Kinja are having a great start to the season.

11th October 2021

With football stadiums full again and the premiership back up and running our focus turns to the grass roots game and Kinja FC Girls Teams, who we are sponsoring this season. Pre-season training went well and the U10 have now had their first two matches, winning both of these. Saturday 25th September was a fantasti…

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Charterhouse Social Event helps health and wellbeing and supports local charity

29th September 2021

It was a great pleasure that we were able to organise our first in person social event since our Christmas party in 2019! We are all about our people and are famous for our socials, so being able to meet inside and outside the office is very important for our culture. Our office is located at the foot of the historic village Harrow on the Hill with its nostalgic charm, li…

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Charterhouse Social Event helps health and wellbeing and supports local charity

29th September 2021

It was a great pleasure that we were able to organise our first in person social event since our Christmas party in 2019! We are all about our people and are famous for our socials, so being able to meet inside and outside the office is very important for our culture. Our office is located at the foot of the historic village Harrow on the Hill with its nostalgic charm, li…

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Cem Soydaner listed in top 35 up and coming accountants.

14th September 2021

Published every year in September, The Accountancy Age 35 under 35 rankings seek to highlight the rising stars of the accountancy profession, featuring those who have made great professional contributions to the field and their individual firms. The list is very competitive and to be inclu…

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Cem Soydaner listed in top 35 up and coming accountants.

14th September 2021

Published every year in September, The Accountancy Age 35 under 35 rankings seek to highlight the rising stars of the accountancy profession, featuring those who have made great professional contributions to the field and their individual firms. The list is very competitive and to be inclu…

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Landed, safe and sound, who’s up next?

7th September 2021

We are actually in the plane! Door just opened! Is it too late to back out? Oh I’m next… These were some of the thoughts going through the minds of Michael and Usman before jumping out of the plane. After 7 hours of waiting and countless weather updates, they were more afraid of having to return another d…

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Landed, safe and sound, who’s up next?

7th September 2021

We are actually in the plane! Door just opened! Is it too late to back out? Oh I’m next… These were some of the thoughts going through the minds of Michael and Usman before jumping out of the plane. After 7 hours of waiting and countless weather updates, they were more afraid of having to return another d…

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Support the Charterhouse Challenge in aid of MIND in Harrow

3rd September 2021

As you may know, this year, as a business, we have adopted MIND in Harrow as our Charity of the Year, this now includes the Charterhouse Challenge. The Charterhouse Challenge will be a series of events undertaken by different members of the team over the coming year, each one pushing the individual out of their comfort zone…

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Support the Charterhouse Challenge in aid of MIND in Harrow

3rd September 2021

As you may know, this year, as a business, we have adopted MIND in Harrow as our Charity of the Year, this now includes the Charterhouse Challenge. The Charterhouse Challenge will be a series of events undertaken by different members of the team over the coming year, each one pushing the individual out of their comfort zone…

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Charterhouse accepted to participate in government Kickstart scheme

26th August 2021

We are pleased to announce that Charterhouse has been accepted to participate in the government funded Kickstart scheme which gives young people at a risk of long-term unemployment the opportunity through a 6 month job placement to start a new career in an industry. Charterhouse will help them upskill and provide them with additional employability support to help boost their emp…

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Charterhouse accepted to participate in government Kickstart scheme

26th August 2021

We are pleased to announce that Charterhouse has been accepted to participate in the government funded Kickstart scheme which gives young people at a risk of long-term unemployment the opportunity through a 6 month job placement to start a new career in an industry. Charterhouse will help them upskill and provide them with additional employability support to help boost their emp…

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Charterhouse shortlisted for Accounting Excellence Awards

18th August 2021

We are extremely excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards in the

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Charterhouse shortlisted for Accounting Excellence Awards

18th August 2021

We are extremely excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards in the

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Skydiving for MIND in Harrow – The Charterhouse Challenge

17th August 2021

As you may know, this year, as a business, we have adopted MIND in Harrow as our Charity of the Year. Our support for them includes a number of different strands, but in addition to this the team at Charterhouse are looking to raise money for the charity by doing a number of different challenges throughout the year. All of th…

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Skydiving for MIND in Harrow – The Charterhouse Challenge

17th August 2021

As you may know, this year, as a business, we have adopted MIND in Harrow as our Charity of the Year. Our support for them includes a number of different strands, but in addition to this the team at Charterhouse are looking to raise money for the charity by doing a number of different challenges throughout the year. All of th…

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Return to the office – what it means for us.

16th August 2021

This is a difficult time we are going through and communication is a vital part of this process. We have been in constant communication with our employees to see how we are doing and if they have any needs or concerns. We do this through the managers as well as internal surveys. In August 2020 and again in May 2021 we sent out Return to work and check in survey to all employees …

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Return to the office – what it means for us.

16th August 2021

This is a difficult time we are going through and communication is a vital part of this process. We have been in constant communication with our employees to see how we are doing and if they have any needs or concerns. We do this through the managers as well as internal surveys. In August 2020 and again in May 2021 we sent out Return to work and check in survey to all employees …

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Read the latest tips from MIND in Harrow.

9th August 2021

Go after the funny… Find out more about MIND in Harrow.

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Read the latest tips from MIND in Harrow.

9th August 2021

Go after the funny… Find out more about MIND in Harrow.

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Mayor of London Good Work Standard

2nd August 2021

The Mayor of London launched his Good Work Standard as part of his commitment to making London the best city in the world to work. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard br…

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Mayor of London Good Work Standard

2nd August 2021

The Mayor of London launched his Good Work Standard as part of his commitment to making London the best city in the world to work. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard br…

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Business Connexions holds golf event in aid of Wycombe Homeless

1st August 2021

Business Connexions is a long-established Group of professionals, of which David White has been a regular member of for a number of years. They meet regularly to discuss and develop their businesses, but they also ensure that they give as much back to the community as they can and over the years have run a series of fundraising events for different charities, in recent years foc…

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Business Connexions holds golf event in aid of Wycombe Homeless

1st August 2021

Business Connexions is a long-established Group of professionals, of which David White has been a regular member of for a number of years. They meet regularly to discuss and develop their businesses, but they also ensure that they give as much back to the community as they can and over the years have run a series of fundraising events for different charities, in recent years foc…

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Investment Property Taxation, Planning & Restructuring – Read and listen to what the experts say

27th July 2021

We recently ran an event where a panel of experts discussed some of the issues around the incorporation of your Buy-to-Let property portfolio. We covered many different areas, specifically those that perhaps your own advisors are reluctant to answer. One area that was prominent during the discussion was the new super deduction and special rate allowances and we wanted to share w…

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Investment Property Taxation, Planning & Restructuring – Read and listen to what the experts say

27th July 2021

We recently ran an event where a panel of experts discussed some of the issues around the incorporation of your Buy-to-Let property portfolio. We covered many different areas, specifically those that perhaps your own advisors are reluctant to answer. One area that was prominent during the discussion was the new super deduction and special rate allowances and we wanted to share w…

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Charterhouse support sees Kinja tournament played in the shadow of Wembley.

23rd July 2021

On Tuesday this week, Kinja held their first tournament and what better place than in the shadow of the great arch of Wembley. On a hot summer’s evening teams from five different clubs joined the club to compete for the title. As a club one of Kinja’s goals is to promote women’s football so it was only fitting that the first tournament was for the girls U12 age grou…

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Charterhouse support sees Kinja tournament played in the shadow of Wembley.

23rd July 2021

On Tuesday this week, Kinja held their first tournament and what better place than in the shadow of the great arch of Wembley. On a hot summer’s evening teams from five different clubs joined the club to compete for the title. As a club one of Kinja’s goals is to promote women’s football so it was only fitting that the first tournament was for the girls U12 age grou…

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Managing your property portfolio tax-efficiently, if you missed the event, it is not too late.

22nd July 2021

Charterhouse have been advising on property structures for several years now – well before the section 24 loan interest changes and we recently held an event to explore the different elements of incorporating your Buy-to-Let property portfolio and what to consider with any property planning or restructuring. We put together a panel of experts who answered those difficul…

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Managing your property portfolio tax-efficiently, if you missed the event, it is not too late.

22nd July 2021

Charterhouse have been advising on property structures for several years now – well before the section 24 loan interest changes and we recently held an event to explore the different elements of incorporating your Buy-to-Let property portfolio and what to consider with any property planning or restructuring. We put together a panel of experts who answered those difficul…

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Charterhouse Accountants extend support of Kinja FC to further support women’s football.

21st July 2021

Over the past season we have been supporting Kinja FC Under 9 ‘U9’ and Under 16 ‘U16’ girls teams in our drive to encourage diversity in sport and the community, a value that is central to Charterhouse as a business. …

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Charterhouse Accountants extend support of Kinja FC to further support women’s football.

21st July 2021

Over the past season we have been supporting Kinja FC Under 9 ‘U9’ and Under 16 ‘U16’ girls teams in our drive to encourage diversity in sport and the community, a value that is central to Charterhouse as a business. …

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Go straight to Jail and support Mind in Harrow

23rd June 2021

Going to jail might not sound like the best way to help support our charity of the year, Mind in Harrow, but this year they are running a fundraising campaign with a difference. It is easy, spend a night in a police cell and only get released when you have raised enough bail money. Read more below about how to sample the best the local constabulary has to offer and help r…

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Go straight to Jail and support Mind in Harrow

23rd June 2021

Going to jail might not sound like the best way to help support our charity of the year, Mind in Harrow, but this year they are running a fundraising campaign with a difference. It is easy, spend a night in a police cell and only get released when you have raised enough bail money. Read more below about how to sample the best the local constabulary has to offer and help r…

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The View – The latest news from Charterhouse

17th June 2021

Following arguably the most difficult year most of us have ever had to face, we are all now starting to look forward and plan how we get our businesses and lives back on track. It is now widely accepted that many of us will no longer work as we have traditionally, from offices full time, but will now be working remotely for much of the time as well. This will have a massive impa…

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The View – The latest news from Charterhouse

17th June 2021

Following arguably the most difficult year most of us have ever had to face, we are all now starting to look forward and plan how we get our businesses and lives back on track. It is now widely accepted that many of us will no longer work as we have traditionally, from offices full time, but will now be working remotely for much of the time as well. This will have a massive impa…

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Working hard but seemingly not making much progress?

16th June 2021

Working hard but seemingly not making much progress? Does the growth of your business seem to take two steps forward and one step back? A sole focus on chasing new customers seems to be the hallmark of modern business, yet the vast majority don’t really understand that this approach usually comes at th…

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Working hard but seemingly not making much progress?

16th June 2021

Working hard but seemingly not making much progress? Does the growth of your business seem to take two steps forward and one step back? A sole focus on chasing new customers seems to be the hallmark of modern business, yet the vast majority don’t really understand that this approach usually comes at th…

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Find your Pause

16th June 2021

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Find your Pause

16th June 2021

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Cash flow and growth – strategies for sustainable growth in 2021

8th June 2021

Working hard but seemingly not making much progress?

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Cash flow and growth – strategies for sustainable growth in 2021

8th June 2021

Working hard but seemingly not making much progress?

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Top Tips to wellbeing from Mind in Harrow

4th June 2021

Here is our latest Top Tip to wellbeing from Mind in Harrow our new Charity of the Year. For more information on ou…

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Top Tips to wellbeing from Mind in Harrow

4th June 2021

Here is our latest Top Tip to wellbeing from Mind in Harrow our new Charity of the Year. For more information on ou…

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Does the growth of your business seem to take two steps forward and one step back? Find out how to overcome this with Charterhouse.

31st May 2021

Does the growth of your business seem to take two steps forward and one step back? Working hard but seemingly not making much progress? A sole focus on chasing new customers seems to be the hallmark of modern business, yet the vast majority don’t really understand that this approach usually comes at the expe…

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Does the growth of your business seem to take two steps forward and one step back? Find out how to overcome this with Charterhouse.

31st May 2021

Does the growth of your business seem to take two steps forward and one step back? Working hard but seemingly not making much progress? A sole focus on chasing new customers seems to be the hallmark of modern business, yet the vast majority don’t really understand that this approach usually comes at the expe…

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Topic of Cancer wins in the rain.

24th May 2021

Such is the desire of everyone to get back to normality, even the appalling weather of last Friday didn’t stop a group of avid golfers from Surrey taking part in a competition to raise money for Topic Of Cancer. As a business, we have supported the charity over the past couple of years in this type of event and so it was that David White, Joint Managing Director, took a…

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Topic of Cancer wins in the rain.

24th May 2021

Such is the desire of everyone to get back to normality, even the appalling weather of last Friday didn’t stop a group of avid golfers from Surrey taking part in a competition to raise money for Topic Of Cancer. As a business, we have supported the charity over the past couple of years in this type of event and so it was that David White, Joint Managing Director, took a…

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Charterhouse continue their support for KCA

18th May 2021

At the heart of everything we do at Charterhouse is our passion to support all elements of our community and not just in the work we do. In 2019 we took the decision to adopt a Charity of the Year, this would be a charity we supported on a different level to those we have worked with over the past few years such as Wycombe Homeless Connection and Topic of Cancer. I…

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Charterhouse continue their support for KCA

18th May 2021

At the heart of everything we do at Charterhouse is our passion to support all elements of our community and not just in the work we do. In 2019 we took the decision to adopt a Charity of the Year, this would be a charity we supported on a different level to those we have worked with over the past few years such as Wycombe Homeless Connection and Topic of Cancer. I…

Read more

Charterhouse Accountants Adopt Mind in Harrow as Charity of the Year

18th May 2021

At the heart of everything we do at Charterhouse is our passion to support all elements of our community and not just in the work we do. In 2019 we took the decision to adopt a Charity of the Year, this would be a charity we supported on a different level to those we have worked with over the past few years such as Wycombe Homeless Connection and Topic of Cancer. I…

Read more

Charterhouse Accountants Adopt Mind in Harrow as Charity of the Year

18th May 2021

At the heart of everything we do at Charterhouse is our passion to support all elements of our community and not just in the work we do. In 2019 we took the decision to adopt a Charity of the Year, this would be a charity we supported on a different level to those we have worked with over the past few years such as Wycombe Homeless Connection and Topic of Cancer. I…

Read more

Wycombe Homeless Connection continuing the struggle to bring housing help to Bucks

17th May 2021

During the past year the pandemic has change many things in our society, but what has not changed is the need to support those people who are homeless or at risk of being made homeless, the only difference is that this task has become even more challenging. Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) has been working harder than ever to support those in need in Bucks and has manage…

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Wycombe Homeless Connection continuing the struggle to bring housing help to Bucks

17th May 2021

During the past year the pandemic has change many things in our society, but what has not changed is the need to support those people who are homeless or at risk of being made homeless, the only difference is that this task has become even more challenging. Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) has been working harder than ever to support those in need in Bucks and has manage…

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Charterhouse Accountants Ltd CELEBRATES COMMITMENT TO REAL LIVING WAGE

11th May 2021

Over the past few years, as a business, we have committed to supporting our staff in every way we can, this encompasses health and safety of our staff both physically and mentally, ensuring we have a truly diverse and inclusive workforce and the latest step has been achieving accreditation with the Living Wage Foundation. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone worki…

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Charterhouse Accountants Ltd CELEBRATES COMMITMENT TO REAL LIVING WAGE

11th May 2021

Over the past few years, as a business, we have committed to supporting our staff in every way we can, this encompasses health and safety of our staff both physically and mentally, ensuring we have a truly diverse and inclusive workforce and the latest step has been achieving accreditation with the Living Wage Foundation. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone worki…

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Evolving to ensure we can support you in your development

10th May 2021

Over the past twelve months the need for businesses to evolve has become more important than ever. In March 2020 we were all told we had to stop going to the office and to work from home. This led to a massive change, not only in the way we worked, but the way we communicate. As “Zoom” became a verb and we all got used to video calls, we settled into a new way of working fro…

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Evolving to ensure we can support you in your development

10th May 2021

Over the past twelve months the need for businesses to evolve has become more important than ever. In March 2020 we were all told we had to stop going to the office and to work from home. This led to a massive change, not only in the way we worked, but the way we communicate. As “Zoom” became a verb and we all got used to video calls, we settled into a new way of working fro…

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Mental Health Awareness Week even more poignant this year

7th May 2021

Over the past year we have all realised how much of an impact mental health can have on us all both at home and at work in normal circumstances, let alone under the conditions we have all been living under for the last year. Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and we believe it is important for us all to help ensure that we are not only aware of the issue but know w…

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Mental Health Awareness Week even more poignant this year

7th May 2021

Over the past year we have all realised how much of an impact mental health can have on us all both at home and at work in normal circumstances, let alone under the conditions we have all been living under for the last year. Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and we believe it is important for us all to help ensure that we are not only aware of the issue but know w…

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Landlords hit by fines in 2020

30th April 2021

Since April 2020 HMRC have introduced new, significantly reduced reporting and payment times for CGT on the sale of second homes and buy to let properties to just 30 days from the date of completion. Before April 2020 any landlord had up to 22 months to settle and this change has led to a lot of landlords being caught out. Within 30 days of completion, you now to have to …

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Landlords hit by fines in 2020

30th April 2021

Since April 2020 HMRC have introduced new, significantly reduced reporting and payment times for CGT on the sale of second homes and buy to let properties to just 30 days from the date of completion. Before April 2020 any landlord had up to 22 months to settle and this change has led to a lot of landlords being caught out. Within 30 days of completion, you now to have to …

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Do you think you are paying too much tax on your rental properties?

29th April 2021

Following on from the recent raft of legislative changes affecting landlords, David White and Raj Jiwani, our joint managing directors, hosted a webinar last week which outlined the changes and how they might impact you and importantly how to ensure that you are not paying too much tax on your rental properties. One key strategy Charterhouse have worked on is how to trans…

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Do you think you are paying too much tax on your rental properties?

29th April 2021

Following on from the recent raft of legislative changes affecting landlords, David White and Raj Jiwani, our joint managing directors, hosted a webinar last week which outlined the changes and how they might impact you and importantly how to ensure that you are not paying too much tax on your rental properties. One key strategy Charterhouse have worked on is how to trans…

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Women in Property – the questions?

21st April 2021

Last night, Jigna Shah presented to a group of leading business women to take them through how to maximise the benefits of a property portfolio by incorporating. Excellently attended, Jigna was able to help the group with their planning, resulting in a number of questions from the group. Can you remove the personal guarantee after 2 years once the Ltd is well establ…

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Women in Property – the questions?

21st April 2021

Last night, Jigna Shah presented to a group of leading business women to take them through how to maximise the benefits of a property portfolio by incorporating. Excellently attended, Jigna was able to help the group with their planning, resulting in a number of questions from the group. Can you remove the personal guarantee after 2 years once the Ltd is well establ…

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Getting back to normal after an incredible weekend at work and home

6th April 2021

As we all get back to work after an incredible weekend, the sun was out and we were able to see friends and family properly for the first time in a long time. We are all now looking forward to the second phase of the government’s …

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Getting back to normal after an incredible weekend at work and home

6th April 2021

As we all get back to work after an incredible weekend, the sun was out and we were able to see friends and family properly for the first time in a long time. We are all now looking forward to the second phase of the government’s …

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Do you think you are paying too much tax on your rental properties?

22nd March 2021

Do you think you are paying too much tax on your rental properties? If so, you’ve likely been impacted by the raft of legislative changes affecting landlords over recent years and are increasingly feeling the financial squeeze as a result. Government legislation has increased ‘red tape’ and workload for landlords, with large fines introduced for those fail…

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Do you think you are paying too much tax on your rental properties?

22nd March 2021

Do you think you are paying too much tax on your rental properties? If so, you’ve likely been impacted by the raft of legislative changes affecting landlords over recent years and are increasingly feeling the financial squeeze as a result. Government legislation has increased ‘red tape’ and workload for landlords, with large fines introduced for those fail…

Read more

Kids Can Achieve working through the lockdown

17th March 2021

Throughout the pandemic, our charity of the year, Kids Can Achieve (KCA) has been working tirelessly to find ways to keep providing much needed support to families and children who have additional needs. Often these children and families are more vulnerable to Covid-19 so their job has been even harder. As we move out of lockdown they are starting to plan for the summers …

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Kids Can Achieve working through the lockdown

17th March 2021

Throughout the pandemic, our charity of the year, Kids Can Achieve (KCA) has been working tirelessly to find ways to keep providing much needed support to families and children who have additional needs. Often these children and families are more vulnerable to Covid-19 so their job has been even harder. As we move out of lockdown they are starting to plan for the summers …

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Adapting to everyone’s unique needs.

15th March 2021

Adapting to everyone’s unique needs. Our values are all about putting people first and ensuring that every person, be they a client or a member of the team have the right support for them. Historically we have worked with clients to produce their statutory accounts each year, ensuring they meet with government regulations. In recent years more of…

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Adapting to everyone’s unique needs.

15th March 2021

Adapting to everyone’s unique needs. Our values are all about putting people first and ensuring that every person, be they a client or a member of the team have the right support for them. Historically we have worked with clients to produce their statutory accounts each year, ensuring they meet with government regulations. In recent years more of…

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The Budget 2021 – Building for the Future.

3rd March 2021

How is the Rishi Sunak social media train going to repay the £300bn cost of the COVID-19 pandemic to the UK most of us were asking up until this afternoon? A tax on tweets could probably cover the cost within a few days! This was the question we have all be asking over the past few weeks and now we know the answers. Rather than wait for the normal budget reviews t…

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The Budget 2021 – Building for the Future.

3rd March 2021

How is the Rishi Sunak social media train going to repay the £300bn cost of the COVID-19 pandemic to the UK most of us were asking up until this afternoon? A tax on tweets could probably cover the cost within a few days! This was the question we have all be asking over the past few weeks and now we know the answers. Rather than wait for the normal budget reviews t…

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Online accounting systems, listen again to find out how they can make your business more efficient and save you money.

1st March 2021

On 23rd February we ran the latest in our programme of webinars exploring the benefits of digital accounting systems.  The webinar, jointly presented by our associate director Cem Soydaner together with Rishi Ruparelia of Xero, explored how digital systems can help improve your invoicing and cash flow. This webinar in particular helped show you how to maximise…

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Online accounting systems, listen again to find out how they can make your business more efficient and save you money.

1st March 2021

On 23rd February we ran the latest in our programme of webinars exploring the benefits of digital accounting systems.  The webinar, jointly presented by our associate director Cem Soydaner together with Rishi Ruparelia of Xero, explored how digital systems can help improve your invoicing and cash flow. This webinar in particular helped show you how to maximise…

Read more

Wycombe Homeless Connection delivering more support than ever and with some faces you might recognize.

25th February 2021

With the government’s announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown, most of us are now daring to dream of a more normal life, seeing friends and families, going to the pub, getting back to work normally, but for many there are still considerable challenges ahead. The homeless is one group for which these challenges will not stop. Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) have wo…

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Wycombe Homeless Connection delivering more support than ever and with some faces you might recognize.

25th February 2021

With the government’s announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown, most of us are now daring to dream of a more normal life, seeing friends and families, going to the pub, getting back to work normally, but for many there are still considerable challenges ahead. The homeless is one group for which these challenges will not stop. Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) have wo…

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VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for the building and construction industry

19th February 2021

After delays in 2019 and 2020, the Domestic Reverse Charge (DRC) rules for businesses operating in the building and construction industry will come into effect from 1 March 2021. The new rules are intended to tackle VAT fraud in the industry, by removing the opportunity for a supplier to charge VAT on an invoice and then not declare it or pay it over to H…

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VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for the building and construction industry

19th February 2021

After delays in 2019 and 2020, the Domestic Reverse Charge (DRC) rules for businesses operating in the building and construction industry will come into effect from 1 March 2021. The new rules are intended to tackle VAT fraud in the industry, by removing the opportunity for a supplier to charge VAT on an invoice and then not declare it or pay it over to H…

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Diverse – in our staff, our clients and our work

15th February 2021

One aspect of business that has transformed over the past few years, highlighted by the various movements for different groups in society is diversity in the workplace. Most organisations recognise the benefits of having a workforce that is equally split between the sexes as well as having a balanced cross section of ethnic groups. At Charterhouse, we have always been a d…

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Diverse – in our staff, our clients and our work

15th February 2021

One aspect of business that has transformed over the past few years, highlighted by the various movements for different groups in society is diversity in the workplace. Most organisations recognise the benefits of having a workforce that is equally split between the sexes as well as having a balanced cross section of ethnic groups. At Charterhouse, we have always been a d…

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Charterhouse awarded accreditation for our CSR work.

9th February 2021

Over the past two years, Charterhouse as a business has changed our focus to put people first and we aren’t just referring to our staff, we include our clients, our partners and the community in that group. Our work has included working with local charities and community project as well as looking internally to make sure we were looking after our staff and enabling them…

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Charterhouse awarded accreditation for our CSR work.

9th February 2021

Over the past two years, Charterhouse as a business has changed our focus to put people first and we aren’t just referring to our staff, we include our clients, our partners and the community in that group. Our work has included working with local charities and community project as well as looking internally to make sure we were looking after our staff and enabling them…

Read more

Kinja getting creative to continue training during lockdown

8th February 2021

During the lockdown, we have all been affected, be in businesses having to furlough its staff and losing customers, families having to isolate or small community groups have to temporarily close, it is a challenge for us all. One of the groups we support, Kinja FC, a local football club, like many, have had all their games suspended as well as all training, the challenge …

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Kinja getting creative to continue training during lockdown

8th February 2021

During the lockdown, we have all been affected, be in businesses having to furlough its staff and losing customers, families having to isolate or small community groups have to temporarily close, it is a challenge for us all. One of the groups we support, Kinja FC, a local football club, like many, have had all their games suspended as well as all training, the challenge …

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Topic of Cancer – World Cancer Day 4th February

29th January 2021

Over the past year, as a business, we have supported a small cancer charity “Topic of Cancer”. Topic of Cancer was formed as a charity to raise awareness and funds for the essential research into cancer immunotherapy. Topic of Cancer is a very personal organisation. Unlike many larger charities and fundraisers, our donors and supporters know exactly where every penny is spen…

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Topic of Cancer – World Cancer Day 4th February

29th January 2021

Over the past year, as a business, we have supported a small cancer charity “Topic of Cancer”. Topic of Cancer was formed as a charity to raise awareness and funds for the essential research into cancer immunotherapy. Topic of Cancer is a very personal organisation. Unlike many larger charities and fundraisers, our donors and supporters know exactly where every penny is spen…

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Online accounting systems, listen to Cem and find out how they will make your business more efficient and save you money.

28th January 2021

Cem Soydaner, one of our Associates recently ran a webinar to explore how online accounting systems can benefit a business and at the same time ensure you are fully complaint with HMRC regulations. The webinar, held in early January, gave business owners a chance to question Cem and find out what the best next steps either set up online accounting or switch from another s…

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Online accounting systems, listen to Cem and find out how they will make your business more efficient and save you money.

28th January 2021

Cem Soydaner, one of our Associates recently ran a webinar to explore how online accounting systems can benefit a business and at the same time ensure you are fully complaint with HMRC regulations. The webinar, held in early January, gave business owners a chance to question Cem and find out what the best next steps either set up online accounting or switch from another s…

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No more delay to new reverse charge for builders

18th January 2021

The past twelve months have been unique for us all and have presented challenges unlike any we have seen before, especially in business. Many sectors have struggled and whilst there have been changes in the requirements for business in relation to accounting and tax, there are still legal requirements that have to be met. One sector we have many clients in is building and…

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No more delay to new reverse charge for builders

18th January 2021

The past twelve months have been unique for us all and have presented challenges unlike any we have seen before, especially in business. Many sectors have struggled and whilst there have been changes in the requirements for business in relation to accounting and tax, there are still legal requirements that have to be met. One sector we have many clients in is building and…

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KCA adapting to new lockdown

13th January 2021

As we are settling into the new lockdown, many charities and organisations are having to adapt and the charities are having to more so than most. Whilst the key services such as primary care are allowed to operate as normal, many of the fringe support services are being restricted in what they can achieve. Kids Can Achieve (KCA) our charity of the year have been hit parti…

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KCA adapting to new lockdown

13th January 2021

As we are settling into the new lockdown, many charities and organisations are having to adapt and the charities are having to more so than most. Whilst the key services such as primary care are allowed to operate as normal, many of the fringe support services are being restricted in what they can achieve. Kids Can Achieve (KCA) our charity of the year have been hit parti…

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Giving everyone support when it is needed

11th January 2021

As a firm of accountants, we have to meet certain qualities and have various qualifications and accreditations just to be in business. These give our clients the comfort that we know what we are doing and can do their work professionally and legally. However, on that basis we are very similar to a lot of other firms. But for our clients it is important that their accounta…

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Giving everyone support when it is needed

11th January 2021

As a firm of accountants, we have to meet certain qualities and have various qualifications and accreditations just to be in business. These give our clients the comfort that we know what we are doing and can do their work professionally and legally. However, on that basis we are very similar to a lot of other firms. But for our clients it is important that their accounta…

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Wycombe Homeless working through hardest winter yet

6th January 2021

As we all get settled in the latest lockdown, all be it with a light at the end of the tunnel, there are many groups who are facing arguably the toughest winter ever. Not only do we have to cope with the lockdown, we also have to cope with cold, wet weather and the homeless are one group who will feel this more than most. We have worked with Wycombe Homeless for many year…

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Wycombe Homeless working through hardest winter yet

6th January 2021

As we all get settled in the latest lockdown, all be it with a light at the end of the tunnel, there are many groups who are facing arguably the toughest winter ever. Not only do we have to cope with the lockdown, we also have to cope with cold, wet weather and the homeless are one group who will feel this more than most. We have worked with Wycombe Homeless for many year…

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Wycombe Homeless Connection Update

21st December 2020

We have always been proud to support Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) and wanted to share an update from them with you. We are in a winter which feels colder and darker than, perhaps, ever before. While a vaccine has brought hope, the pressure and challenges facing us all are growing and changing almost every day. It has been an especially hard year for people who…

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Wycombe Homeless Connection Update

21st December 2020

We have always been proud to support Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) and wanted to share an update from them with you. We are in a winter which feels colder and darker than, perhaps, ever before. While a vaccine has brought hope, the pressure and challenges facing us all are growing and changing almost every day. It has been an especially hard year for people who…

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Christmas help comes to those who need it.

21st December 2020

With a tough few weeks ahead for all or us, there are those in our communities who need more help then most, but as is always the case, there are also those who go above and beyond to help and the team at Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) are one of those groups. It has been an odd and hectic few days, but throughout the last year an…

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Christmas help comes to those who need it.

21st December 2020

With a tough few weeks ahead for all or us, there are those in our communities who need more help then most, but as is always the case, there are also those who go above and beyond to help and the team at Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) are one of those groups. It has been an odd and hectic few days, but throughout the last year an…

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What the Sponsorship Means to Kinja FC

14th December 2020

Following our recent agreement to sponsor two women’s teams at local football side Kinja FC, it is often easy to look at the agreement just from our point of view but the club recently wrote an article about what the sponsorship means to them; “We at Kinja FC are delighted that Charterhouse have generously sponsored our U16 Girls & U9 Girls teams for t…

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What the Sponsorship Means to Kinja FC

14th December 2020

Following our recent agreement to sponsor two women’s teams at local football side Kinja FC, it is often easy to look at the agreement just from our point of view but the club recently wrote an article about what the sponsorship means to them; “We at Kinja FC are delighted that Charterhouse have generously sponsored our U16 Girls & U9 Girls teams for t…

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Values are what holds a business together

4th December 2020

Values are what holds a business together, they focus everyone’s thoughts and work to ensure that there is continuity in everything you do. For Charterhouse, everything we do is driven by people, our staff, our clients and our partners and it was important that we reflected this approach in all our work. Last year we worked with all our staff to understand what i…

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Values are what holds a business together

4th December 2020

Values are what holds a business together, they focus everyone’s thoughts and work to ensure that there is continuity in everything you do. For Charterhouse, everything we do is driven by people, our staff, our clients and our partners and it was important that we reflected this approach in all our work. Last year we worked with all our staff to understand what i…

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Charterhouse in the Community, what has been happening

1st December 2020

As we move into the Christmas season, it will be very different compared to previous years, but one thing remains constant, our need to support those who need it. At Charterhouse, social responsibility is at our core and we try to support as many organisations who need help as possible. Over this year we have been working with a number of charities and community groups an…

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Charterhouse in the Community, what has been happening

1st December 2020

As we move into the Christmas season, it will be very different compared to previous years, but one thing remains constant, our need to support those who need it. At Charterhouse, social responsibility is at our core and we try to support as many organisations who need help as possible. Over this year we have been working with a number of charities and community groups an…

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Online accounting systems, making your business more efficient and saving you money?

23rd November 2020

Running a business, especially smaller ones is often like being a circus clown, you are constantly having to juggle many balls. When you start out you have an idea for a new product or a service you are good at and all you want to do is do that job. But once you set a business up the juggling begins. Not only do you have to deliver your products or services, you also have to mar…

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Online accounting systems, making your business more efficient and saving you money?

23rd November 2020

Running a business, especially smaller ones is often like being a circus clown, you are constantly having to juggle many balls. When you start out you have an idea for a new product or a service you are good at and all you want to do is do that job. But once you set a business up the juggling begins. Not only do you have to deliver your products or services, you also have to mar…

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Charterhouse continue their community drive and sponsor Kinja girls football.

17th November 2020

Over the past two years, one of our main focuses at Charterhouse has been on delivering as much support as possible to the people and community around us. This activity has involved us partnering with local charities, supporting them with funding, expert knowledge as well as manpower when needed. But our support doesn’t stop there and especially in the current climate w…

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Charterhouse continue their community drive and sponsor Kinja girls football.

17th November 2020

Over the past two years, one of our main focuses at Charterhouse has been on delivering as much support as possible to the people and community around us. This activity has involved us partnering with local charities, supporting them with funding, expert knowledge as well as manpower when needed. But our support doesn’t stop there and especially in the current climate w…

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Health and Wellbeing Panel – the benefits for staff and business

6th November 2020

Over the past year we have been working with SuperWellness to implement a programme for all our staff on how to improve their health and wellbeing by making changes to diet and exercise. The results for us as a team have been fantastic and the results for us as a business have been just as positive and at a time when it has been even more important to support our team. So…

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Health and Wellbeing Panel – the benefits for staff and business

6th November 2020

Over the past year we have been working with SuperWellness to implement a programme for all our staff on how to improve their health and wellbeing by making changes to diet and exercise. The results for us as a team have been fantastic and the results for us as a business have been just as positive and at a time when it has been even more important to support our team. So…

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Topic of Cancer Events Update

5th November 2020

Following our recent post about the Topic of Cancer Golf Day the charity have recently included an article on the day in their Newsletter, see below; Where there’s a will there’s a way – and the long-awaited Topic of Cancer Charity golf day final…

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Topic of Cancer Events Update

5th November 2020

Following our recent post about the Topic of Cancer Golf Day the charity have recently included an article on the day in their Newsletter, see below; Where there’s a will there’s a way – and the long-awaited Topic of Cancer Charity golf day final…

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Business support for the community – more important than ever

4th November 2020

As a business, we believe that it is our responsibility to support the community and give something back. In the run up to Christmas this is more important and this year it will be more so than ever. With the recent news that we are to go into another lockdown and the weather changing there are more people than ever that need support. It is not just those who are struggli…

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Business support for the community – more important than ever

4th November 2020

As a business, we believe that it is our responsibility to support the community and give something back. In the run up to Christmas this is more important and this year it will be more so than ever. With the recent news that we are to go into another lockdown and the weather changing there are more people than ever that need support. It is not just those who are struggli…

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Online accounting systems, what will they do for your business?

2nd November 2020

Running a business can be tough, even in the best of times, this year has been unlike any other and has given all business owners many additional challenges. Managing your accounts and your tax returns should not be one of those, but unfortunately in many cases it has been. There are a couple of questions that you should ask: Have your accountants been able t…

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Online accounting systems, what will they do for your business?

2nd November 2020

Running a business can be tough, even in the best of times, this year has been unlike any other and has given all business owners many additional challenges. Managing your accounts and your tax returns should not be one of those, but unfortunately in many cases it has been. There are a couple of questions that you should ask: Have your accountants been able t…

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Wellness and Productivity in a changing business landscape – your chance to question a panel of experts including our very own Rut Stefansdottir

23rd October 2020

Tuesday 3rd November, 10.00 – 11.30 The health of any workforce is important, even in this age of technology and robotics it is essential that your staff are as healthy as possible, both physically and mentally. Without their health they will not be able to perform at the best levels and will get less out of their work. Over t…

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Wellness and Productivity in a changing business landscape – your chance to question a panel of experts including our very own Rut Stefansdottir

23rd October 2020

Tuesday 3rd November, 10.00 – 11.30 The health of any workforce is important, even in this age of technology and robotics it is essential that your staff are as healthy as possible, both physically and mentally. Without their health they will not be able to perform at the best levels and will get less out of their work. Over t…

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Wycombe Homeless Big Sleepout 2020

22nd October 2020

As the days are getting shorter, the weather colder and the clocks are about to go back, our thoughts turn to those people without a home and what they are going to do this winter, especially in the current situation. Wycombe Homeless Connection as always are launching their Big Sleepout, but this year with a difference. Big Sleepout 2020: at home!…

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Wycombe Homeless Big Sleepout 2020

22nd October 2020

As the days are getting shorter, the weather colder and the clocks are about to go back, our thoughts turn to those people without a home and what they are going to do this winter, especially in the current situation. Wycombe Homeless Connection as always are launching their Big Sleepout, but this year with a difference. Big Sleepout 2020: at home!…

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Veer’s Story

28th September 2020

Veer’s story is one that will strike at the heart. He is four years old and desperately needs

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Veer’s Story

28th September 2020

Veer’s story is one that will strike at the heart. He is four years old and desperately needs

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way – Topic of Cancer wins again+

25th September 2020

During the last six months we have all had to adapt the way we do things, but one thing has been constant, those who are determined to achieve their goals will always find a way. One other thing is also certain, you can never keep a golfer away from a course, especially when the weather is good. So, combine the determination of a charity to raise money and communicate the…

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way – Topic of Cancer wins again+

25th September 2020

During the last six months we have all had to adapt the way we do things, but one thing has been constant, those who are determined to achieve their goals will always find a way. One other thing is also certain, you can never keep a golfer away from a course, especially when the weather is good. So, combine the determination of a charity to raise money and communicate the…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 i…

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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 i…

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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 the…

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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 the…

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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 t…

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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 t…

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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…

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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…

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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 t…

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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 t…

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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 topica…

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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 topica…

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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 app…

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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 app…

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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 ou…

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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 ou…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 the…

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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 the…

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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: …

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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: …

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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 nutrit…

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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 nutrit…

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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 und…

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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 und…

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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, illustr…

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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, illustr…

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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

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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 re…

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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 re…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 the…

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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 the…

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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 w…

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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 w…

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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…

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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…

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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 hel…

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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 hel…

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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…

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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…

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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 t…

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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 t…

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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 governme…

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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 governme…

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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 plac…

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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 plac…

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 h…

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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 h…

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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 t…

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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 t…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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 sup…

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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 sup…

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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 pers…

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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 pers…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 p…

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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 p…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, hos…

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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, hos…

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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 wh…

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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 wh…

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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 cate…

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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 cate…

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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 o…

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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 o…

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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:

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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:

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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 ser…

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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 ser…

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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.…

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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.…

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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 te…

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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 te…

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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 surpri…

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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 surpri…

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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 st…

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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 st…

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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 thei…

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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 thei…

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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 a…

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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 a…

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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…

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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…

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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 F…

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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 F…

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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 s…

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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 s…

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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 ta…

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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 ta…

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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 begi…

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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 begi…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 wh…

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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 wh…

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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 …

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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 …

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