Are Dividends losing their value?

Where a business has sufficient profits to allow it, taking dividends has always been a tax advantageous way of getting money out of businesses since they are not subject to national insurance and the effective tax on them is generally lower than that on standard earnings. However, from April 16 the way dividends work is […]


Lynton Lasers’ Vatican Visit

The Vatican Museum has requested the use of tattoo removal equipment for the delicate removal of dirt particles covering some of its most priceless works.   Many of the artworks at the Vatican City Museum needed restoration after centuries of pollution and dirt build-up, and thanks to the same laser technology used to remove unwanted tattoos, they […]


National Living Wage – The Facts

As part of the Budget announcement in July 2015, George Osborne introduced the National Living Wage. So, what does that mean for employees and employers? Name – National Living Wage, named and introduced by George Osborne in the Summer Budget on July 8th 2015 – not to be confused with Living Wage, an independent charity […]


Enterprise Ventures £40m Loan Fund

Enterprise Ventures, a Manchester based company specialising in providing finance for SMEs, have launched a new £40 million loan fund to support small businesses. The fund, backed by Santander UK and Greater Manchester Pension Fund will provide up to £1 million to small firms across all sectors and areas of the UK to help build […]


Mark Sullivan’s Retirement Party

July marked the end of partner, Mark Sullivan’s 12 year career with and the beginning of his retirement. Since he started with the company in 2003, Mark has become an important part of and the clients he served with his extensive Accounts knowledge and expertise, and large personality. Known for his eccentricities, […]


Should you upgrade to Windows 10?

  With the release of Windows 10 scheduled for July 29, many companies and domestic users will be wondering whether they should upgrade or not, and with Microsoft offering a free upgrade for existing Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users, many may be tempted.   So should you or your company upgrade to […]