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We are proud members of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the professional association dedicated to promoting and developing chartered accountants and accountancy students around the world. Formed in 1880 and numbering some 180,000 members in 140+…

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Stamp Duty Land Tax – Factsheet

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Payslips – Factsheet

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Incorporation – Factsheet

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Does your Estate Planning Pass The Test? Factsheet

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Spring 2021 Newsletter

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Pensions – Tax Reliefs – Factsheet

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Directors’ Responsibilities – Factsheet

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Succession Planning

Often thought of as a purely HR function, the processes involved in succession planning are key to the long-term success of any business, and as such they must be considered as part of your financial plans. The identification and development…

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Employer Compliance Visits by HMRC

Employer Compliance Visits by HMRC This is a longer article than those that we usually publish, however it’s a very important issue and we make no apologies for covering it in some detail. As ever, we strongly advise that if…

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Pooled Cars and Vans – Factsheet

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Employing Your Spouse or Civil Partner – Factsheet

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Could Your Business Survive Without You? Factsheet

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In Praise of Appraisals

Why it’s good to listen… and learn. We hate to generalise but here goes anyway… accountants and finance professionals are quite often process driven, we love a system that works and appreciate the beauty of a well-balanced set of accounts,…

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IR35 – Off Payroll Working Explained

The rules to counter this very specific type of alleged tax avoidance were first outlined as long ago as 1999 and have actually been enshrined in law since the Finance Act of 2000 was published. Although the 2000 legislation gave…

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It’s Complicated – A Quick Guide to Tax Increases on French Properties

It’s Complicated – A Quick Guide to Tax Increases on French Properties

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Budget 2021 – what does it mean for individuals?

In 2019 the Tory election manifesto committed to not increasing income tax, National Insurance and VAT rates within the next term.  Whilst it would be understandable given the last 12 months that this promise might need to be broken, Sunak…

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Budget 2021 – what does it mean for employers?

Employers are largely unaffected by the Budget changes, beyond the extension of the Furlough scheme through to September, which is covered separately.  The emphasis of this Budget was on encouraging recruitment, with additional funding for apprenticeships and training.  The grants…

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Budget 2021 – what does it mean for COVID support?

Whilst the Chancellor was projecting a return to “normal” by the Summer of 2022, it is clear that businesses are by no means out of the woods and the theme was continuation of the existing schemes with some enhancement for…

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Budget 2021 – what does it mean for companies?

An increase in the rate of Corporation Tax had been widely touted as a prediction before Budget Day, but the expectation was an increase of one or two points, with a nod towards not wanting to hinder economic recovery.  The…

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Budget 2021 – what does it mean for business?

Personal Tax rates and National Insurance have been untouched for the coming year.  The main points of interest relate to covid relief schemes which are covered separately. Losses Losses can now be carried backwards for up to three years, which…

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Budget 2021

Here's our take on the 2021 budget.

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Making a Will Factsheet

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Introduction to the Tax System for the Self-Employed Factsheet

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Giving to Charity Factsheet

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Capital Gains & The Family Home Factsheet

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Company News

Budget 2021 – Rumours and Educated Guesswork Abound

Our comments on the budget 2021 and what we can expect to hear from The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak.

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Corporate Services

‘Small enough to care, large enough to cope’ was once a common refrain, through overuse and changing fashions, it is not heard very often these days, which is rather a shame, because it really does sum up Butt Miller. Some…

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National Insurance Scam – A Warning

Another year, another disturbing spike in the number and frequency of scam phone calls and text messages that we are hearing about.

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Coronavirus Business Support

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Butt Miller – Encouraging Innovation

There is nothing new under the sun… or so they say. We of course beg to differ: after all, someone had to invent the wheel, otherwise airplanes could never have landed.

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Butt Miller Newsletter October 2020

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Is Your Business Brexit Ready?

There remains a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the detail of Brexit and given the additional strains placed on the economy with the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, it would be a brave accountant indeed that tried to predict the financial consequences.

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Capital Gains Tax on House Sales, Do Not Be Caught Out

Many people it appears are either unaware, or unsure of the regulations but as the housing market is gaining momentum again, now is a great time to look at the current situation in respect of selling a house.

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Capital Gains

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VAT

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VAT – dos and don’ts

Download our Butt Miller Factsheet about VAT dos and don’ts.

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Property Investment – Buy to let

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Personal Tax – Self-Assessment

Download our Butt Miller factsheet about Personal Tax – Self-Assessment

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Inheritance Tax – A Summary

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Beware of Scam Calls and Emails

A couple of very recent messages from clients have highlighted a distressing increase in the amount of scam calls, texts and emails purporting to be from HMRC. Alarmingly, almost one million UK residents reported fraudulent contact to the Tax Authority…

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Death of a Director

An article published in the June issue of Taxation, written by our Tax Partner Paula Sparrow on the subject of business continuation after the death of a director...

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‘Maximum Returns’ isn’t a dirty phrase

Wealth is not a quantifiable term, what some people may see as wealthy others might consider well-off and whilst we use expressions such as ‘high net worth’ what are we comparing because for every Scrooge McDuck there is a Mr…

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Customer Stories

Customer Story: Florist

How we helped a florist to grow sales by 138% with more growth projected, as well as improvements in cash flow and bookkeeping.

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Customer Stories

Customer Story: Specialist Creative Communications Agency

How we supported a specialist creative communications agency with R&D Tax Credits and tremendous improvements in profit margins.

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Customer Stories

Customer Story: Electrical Contractors

How we helped a well established electrical contractor to implement new technology and streamline their business.

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Customer Stories

Customer Story: Web Design Company

How we helped a web design company based in Surrey to increase their profits by over 200% and improve cashflow.

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Welcome to our new blog and news page

It may have been a while since we posted but we have been rather busy growing our company and looking after our clients…we hope that you haven’t missed us too much!

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Seeing the Bigger Picture

We are about to launch our new website and in considering the layout and features that the site needs, we took a good long look at our ‘old one’.

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A Quick Guide to Pricing Your Service or Product

There are some industries where pricing is very straightforward, a hotel for instance might operate on a cost + x % basis for selling bottles of wine in the bar whilst the chef will have a Gross Profit (GP) target…

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Being Self Employed – ‘It is the best of jobs, it is the worst of jobs’

With apologies of course to Charles Dickens for the ever so slight amendment to the opening line of A Tale of Two Cities but it does just about sum up the joys and frustrations of self-employment.

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Is an Outsourced FD the right move for your business?

In answering that question, perhaps we should begin with another…does your business even need a Finance Director?

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