Autumn Statement 2015: measures for businesses, individuals, farmers, and landlords

26th November, 2015

The chartered accountants and tax specialists at Clayton & Brewill take a look at the Autumn Statement 2015 and assess the key measures. Chancellor George Osborne pledged to move from ‘rescue’ to ‘rebuilding’ as he presented his combined Autumn Statement and Spending Review to the House of Commons on Wednesday 25 November. His plans were boosted… View Article

‘Abysmal’ HMRC fails to answer 12 million telephone calls

9th November, 2015

The Public Accounts Committee has recently published a damning report on HMRC’s customer service, describing its performance as ‘unacceptable’. During the first half of 2015, HMRC’s advisers answered only half of all phone calls, meaning that 12 million people were unable to get through. And, fewer than 40% of calls were answered in less than… View Article

October client update from Long Eaton & Nottingham accountants Clayton & Brewill

16th October, 2015

The Clayton & Brewill October newsletter is now available to view online. This issue contains advice and articles for both business owners and individuals, including: Dividends vs salary – what’s the best option for business owners? Entrepreneurs’ Relief explained Planning for capital expenditure? Make the most of the Annual Investment Allowance Preparing for self-assessment Landlords: time to prepare… View Article

No more tax relief on purchases of goodwill

9th October, 2015

One of the less-publicised changes made by Chancellor George Osborne this Summer was the removal of tax relief on the purchase of “goodwill”. Clayton & Brewill’s Yvonne Jackson explains. “The removal of tax relief on goodwill was made with immediate effect from 8 July and affects anyone considering acquiring a business’s client list or existing contracts. “The… View Article

Sparking a £50,000 R&D tax credit boost

31st July, 2015

Clayton & Brewill's Doug Perry explains how Heanor-based DB Brooks Electrical Engineers were able to secure £50,000 in R&D tax credits for ‘day-to-day’ innovation. Established in 1974, DB Brooks has evolved from working mainly in the animal feeds, flour milling, and grain handling sectors to become a fast-growing and innovative electrical engineering provider on a… View Article

Shared parental leave – advice for employers

30th June, 2015

Shared parental leave came into play earlier this year for babies due on or after 5 April, meaning many businesses will be facing their first shared parental leave requests. Chloe Hughes takes a look at the new rules. Statutory maternity leave is unchanged at 52 weeks but mothers have the right to share 50 weeks… View Article

Jeremy Wilson-Mawer – Clayton & Brewill

31st March, 2015

Jeremy Wilson-Mawer, a well-known and much-respected partner at Clayton & Brewill, is retiring from the partnership to take up a consultancy role with the firm. Jeremy joined Clayton & Brewill in 1974, and qualified as a chartered accountant before joining the partnership in 1981. During his career he has played a key role in building… View Article

Act now to get £2k of Growth Vouchers to grow your business

31st March, 2015

Today – 31 March – is the last day to apply for match funding via the Growth Vouchers scheme. Nottingham and Long Eaton accountancy firm Clayton & Brewill is an accredited Growth Vouchers provider, able to give SMEs and start-up businesses access to high quality financial advice to help them grow. Launched in January 2014, Growth… View Article

£10k boost for GP practice

6th October, 2014

Clayton & Brewill’s GP specialist Yvonne Jackson has helped a GP practice to secure a much needed £10,000 boost to its cash-flow through identifying unclaimed-for drug payments. Yvonne explains. Many small and single-handed GP practices are facing falling income levels and challenging times in terms of cash-flow and some have taken the unwelcome step of dispensing… View Article

New initiative will make it easier to run a business from home

18th September, 2014

The Government's new Home Business Initiative has been launched to make it easier to start up and run a business from home. Clayton & Brewill's Yvonne Jackson explains. “Research undertaken by BIS and Enterprise Nation found that there are almost three million home businesses in the UK, contributing a total of £300bn to the economy… View Article

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