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Countdown begins for Making Tax Digital

25 May 2017

With huge change to the UK tax system less than a year away, Calvin Healy of Richardson Swift explains how businesses, landlords and individuals can start to prepare.

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How the Spring Budget could affect you

9 March 2017

Following the final Autumn Statement and talk of deeper austerity, fall in real value of wages and rising national debt, Philip Hammond introduced Wednesday’s Budget (the final one planned to be held in the Spring) on a more positive note; referring to a better than expected economic performance........

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Pre tax year end planning points for 2016/17

8 March 2017

There are a number of important planning measures that you should be considering, and action may be needed before the tax year ends.

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Budget to target self-employed

2 March 2017

Self-employed people could see their future tax bills rise following announcements expected in next week’s Budget, warns Jon Miles, director of Richardson Swift.

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Don’t get left behind the Cloud Accounting revolution

12 January 2017

Whatever your business plan is for 2017, be it boosting profits or recruiting new staff, Cloud Accounting can arm you with the right information to keep your business on track.

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2016 Autumn Statement

25 November 2016

Wednesday’s Autumn Statement has set the press alive with talk of deeper austerity taking us into the next decade, rising national debt, the fall in the real value of wages compared with 2008 and the economic uncertainties of Brexit. These are days of tight fiscal control by government.

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RS sets out Autumn Statement hopes

24 November 2016

Jon Miles, tax director at accountants Richardson Swift, outlines a few measures which could help Bath-based businesses when Philip Hammond delivers his Autumn Statement.

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‘Tis The Season of Giving

24 November 2016

Christmas should be a time for giving. Whether you’re an employer thinking about how to reward staff for their hard work, or a private individual hoping to give a generous gift to a family member, it’s worth remembering that the taxman is not quite as generous as Santa Claus when it comes to giving.

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Predicting the financial future of your business

5 July 2016

Bath accountants Richardson Swift are using new technology to help business owners understand their true financial position and plan for growth. Here Debbie Boulton, a director at the firm, explains the profit-boosting benefits.

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Property and Vehicles?

14 June 2016

Do you hold UK property? In July 2015 we highlighted the increasing complexity of the UK’s property tax system, and covered a few significant changes that had been announced at that time. Now we briefly revisit some of those changes and highlight another, having had time to consider the potential impact.

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Auto Enrolment - are you ready?

2 May 2016

It feels as though Auto Enrolment has been with us for a long time already, but it’s only now we’re in 2016 that it is becoming a reality for many small businesses. Despite this many business owners are still not clear as to what they need to do and when they need to act.

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Budget 2016

24 March 2016

Following a quiet Autumn Statement in November 2015, with many announcements having already been made in the two main 2015 Budgets, the recent speech and HMRC documents still had some surprises, especially for businesses, and people holding assets for capital gains.

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