HSJ Accountants

Helping you & your business succeed

Financial planning is essential to the success of any business, whichever stage it is at. Having an accurate idea of your current and likely future finances can help reduce the impact of any unforeseen challenges and let you get on with running your business.

Financial planning for start ups

Before you set about turning your entrepreneurial dream into a reality, you need to objectively assess whether your idea will...

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HSJ Accountants support pays off as Newport’s Girl Cricketers complete a unique UK ‘Winners Double’

Newport Cricket Club’s Girl cricketers completed a unique ‘double’ by winning the Lady Taverners UK National titles at both U13 and U15 age groups. The girls, who have benefitted from a generous sponsorship from HSJ accountants, who supported the Girls winter coaching programme, swept all before them at the two National Finals Days at Leamington Cricket Club.

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Download our 2014 Budget Report now.

The economic backdrop to Chancellor George Osborne’s fifth Budget statement was decidedly more positive than it was when he moved into Number 11 in 2010.

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Employment Allowance - reducing employer’s national insurance bill by £2,000

In 2013 George Osborne announced a £2,000 employment allowance which removed the first £2,000 of employers’ National Insurance contributions. This tax cut is estimated to benefit 1.25 million businesses and 35,000 charities. It is also predicted that 450,000 businesses will drop out of paying employers’ National Insurance completely.

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The Patent Box

The Patent Box was introduced by HMRC in April 2013 and was designed to complement the R&D tax incentives by encouraging companies to commercialise their patents and R&D in the UK.

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Small Business Saturday to be held on 7th December.....

Show support for SBS UK by building up the hype in the run up to the day. Official marketing material will be available to download from the SBSUK team soon. You can also advertise the event by displaying posters in and around your premises.

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Auto Enrolment...Plan now or feel the pinch!

The auto enrolment time clock has started.
Auto enrolment is not straightforward and will catch the unwary and ill-prepared.
Under the scheme all employers must automatically enrol certain members of their workforce into a pension scheme and will have to make contributions into it – initially it’s a minimum of 1% however this will soon rise to 3%.

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Flexible Working

To be successful, organisations need to be flexible and able to adapt to employees varied home or personal situations, flexible working now plays a major role in this.

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SRA Principle 8 – Are you compliant?

Financial management of law firms has for the first time become compliance requirement. Principle 8 of the SRA Handbook requires law firms to;

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New fuel rates for company cars

HMRC has recently announced new fuel rates for company cars. The new rates apply to all journeys on or after 1st June 2013, until further notice.

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