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Alanbrookes & Xero

Alanbrookes & Auto Enrolment

Intuitive, beautiful and liberating online accounting software designed for small businesses. We recommend and support Xero because it makes working together so easy.

Over the next two years, anyone who runs a payroll will be required to comply with the revised Pensions Regulations and this includes even the smallest of employers.

Click here to find out more about how we can help you with Auto Enrolment

Click here to find out more about how we can help you with Auto Enrolment

If you would like help getting the ball rolling for Auto Enrolment come and chat to us. We can provide as much or as little support as you need to navigate your way through the new employer requirements. 

We provide a full Payroll & Auto Enrolment service that covers all the elements of dealing with The Pensions Regulator, setting up a Pension and corresponding with your employees. 

  Click here to find out more about how we can help you with Xero software

 

Click here to find out more about how we can help you with Xero software

Find out for yourself why one of our clients has said "quite simply the most exciting part of my day - I actually love doing my books now and can't wait to do the bank reconciliation"

Visit the Xero page on our website and talk to any of our team to find out how Xero could change your (business) life or visit Xero Online Accounting Software for further details.


 

The Spring Budget 2016

 

Having previously announced increases in dividend tax rates for 2016/17, the Chancellor had some good news for small business owners in his Budget Speech. Business rates relief has been expanded and made permanent and some of the restrictions on Entrepreneurs' Relief recently introduced have been relaxed.

In addition, £1,000 allowances are introduced for trading profits and rental income which will mean some people will not need to declare such income.

He also cut the top rate of Capital Gains Tax to 20%, however the top rate remains 28% for disposals of second homes and buy-to-lets.

It is fair to say that it is now virtually impossible for taxpayers to work out their tax liabilities using a pencil and paper. 

From 2018 small businesses will be required to submit quarterly updates to a digital tax account held by HMRC. Those businesses will be able to volunteer to pay their tax as pay-as-you-go amounts, set by the business itself. We expect further details to be released in the coming weeks on how the administration of taxes will be made digital for all businesses.

The following pages summarise the main announcements from the speech and the documents released on the internet afterwards, and sets out the effect on typical taxpayers. We will be happy to advise you on what it all means for you personally.

  1. Personal Income Tax
  2. National Insurance Contributions
  3. Employment
  4. Savings and Pensions
  5. Capital Gains Tax
  6. Business Tax
  7. Value Added Tax
  8. Property
  9. Other Measures

The Circle of Life

When an exploratory chat with us might just make all the difference to the choices you make..........

There are so many times in life when you might find a chat with us gives you a slightly different perspective on the situation you find yourself in. Whatever point you are at in the Circle of Life.

From Having a Baby, Getting Married or Paying the School Fees to Retirement Planning, Writing a Will or Becoming a Trustee or Executor - we can offer support, guidance and the chance to plan for the future.

Starting a Business, Acquiring a Business, Selling a Business, Emigrating or Working Overseas? Investing in Property, Buying a House, Moving House or Setting up a Trust? We have helped many clients through all these challenges and without exception, the best outcomes all started with a "I'm thinking of........" chat with us.


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