Archive | Paula’s Pointers

aircraft-thomas cook article

The Holiday Blues…

The collapse of Thomas Cook will leave many with the holiday blues. Founded in 1841 by businessman Thomas Cook, the company organised railway outings for members of the local temperance movement.  Some 178 years later, it had grown to a global travel group, with annual sales of £9bn, 19 million customers a year and 22,000 […]

Continue Reading
Gove VAT article

VAT – Going, Going… Gove?

As the Conservative leadership contest heats up the major contenders have already made pledges on tax reforms; Boris raising the higher tax threshold to £80,000, Raab cutting basic rate of income tax from 20% to 15%, but perhaps the most interesting announcement came from Gove pledging to scrap VAT and replace it with a Sales […]

Continue Reading
Christmas image

Christmas Entertainment – will BBC give you more for your money than the tax man?

The answer to this question is probably yes, even though there’s no Dr Who special this year! Rules on entertainment haven’t really changed that much.  Any entertainment that does not involve staff is not deductible for tax purposes; you can still put it through your books but at the end of your company year we […]

Continue Reading
power blog

Budget 2018

A few announcements worth noting The budget took place on Monday and was full of optimism. Hammond was accused of taking a gamble with public finances as he went for a spend budget betting on the OBR’s (Office of Budget Responsibility) better predictions for UK growth. But with Brexit around the corner all their positive […]

Continue Reading