1. Pensions Auto-Enrolment – Are You Ready

    • 26 Oct 2015
    • By David Harper

    Auto-enrolment is the government’s solution to what it sees as the issue surrounding the many people not saving for retirement.  Every employer with at least one member of staff will now have new duties, including […]

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  2. Latest Exam Success at Gibbons

    • 19 Oct 2015
    • By David O’Donnell

    Congratulations to Jemma Kirkbride on completing the Professional level of the ACA qualification. Jemma will now continue her qualification onto the Advanced level whilst gaining valuable experience and practical knowledge working in our Workington office. […]

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  3. State Pension – Should you top-up?

    • 19 Oct 2015
    • By David O’Donnell

      From October 2015 many will be able to ‘top up’ their State Pension by as much as £25 a week. But is it a good idea? Top up your pension The Government will soon […]

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  4. Budget 2015 and Personal Service Companies

    There have been many headlines written about the above budget but one thing that we can say is that it will likely increase the tax bills of Personal Service Companies (PSC) and their owners. There […]

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  5. Kingsbridge – Experts in Freelancer & Contractor Insurance

    • 10 Jun 2015
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    We strongly advise all of our limited company contractors to have business insurance in place at all times; we have therefore partnered with Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance, a specialist insurance broker for contractors. Kingsbridge provide a […]

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  6. Possible solution for accepting credit cards

    We are told by clients that more and more customers want to settle their bills by credit or debit card and but that the cost of a merchant account with associated card machine is more […]

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  7. Benefits of online accounting systems

    Online accounting software packages have made the once expensive and stagnant luxury of having accounting packages a thing of the past. Reliable, affordable and jam packed with features, it’s definitely a resource all businesses should […]

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  8. New Partners Announced

    • 10 Apr 2015
    • By Paul Tew

    We are pleased to announce that Philip Holdsworth, David O’Donnell and David Harper as new partners of the firm. The appointment of three new partners is a reflection of our development and growth as a […]

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  9. Changes to charity audit threshold

    Following Lord Hodgson’s report on the Charities Act 2006 which was published back in July 2012 together with many recommendations, this review suggested that charities with income under £1,000,000 should be audit exempt. At present […]

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  10. IR35 and Pensions

    If you are trading via a Personal Service Company then have you considered a company pension scheme. Not only do the pension contributions save corporation tax at 20% but they also reduce any potential IR35 […]

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