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New dividends rules a radical change to the system

As the musings over the recent budget continues one of the big questions we’ve found ourselves being asked in recent weeks is the effect the new dividend structure will have on tax payers. From April 2016, new rules are set to come into effect but at the moment basic-rate tax payers are not required to […]

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Home accountancy needed to stop living beyond means

The importance of good accountancy can never be overstated. Having advised countless businesses over many years the ones who prosper are those who tend to keep a close eye on the purse strings. Equally, we have from time to time needed to tell businesses that there are some serious issues with what they are spending. […]

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Bullish chancellor delivers a budget for business

George Osborne in delivering the first totally Tory budget in almost 20 years has given us in business a reason to be optimistic. The cutting of corporation tax shows his intention to get Britain very much in gear, but inevitably the new National Living Wage will be a concern for some employers, who will be […]

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Partnership or Limited – what is really best?

Like many accountants, at AIT we are regularly asked – what is the best way to set up a new business – partnership or a limited company? It is one of the first questions when a new venture decide what is the best way to trade and the answer will depend on many factors. If […]

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Markets show that Tory win is good for business

There’s an old saying that if it isn’t broke don’t fix it.   That could be applied to the result of the General Election, which has David Cameron smiling and waving in triumph, whilst Labour and the Lib Dems lick their wounds wondering what to do next.   As accountants, we are not social commentators […]

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Make 2015/16 a happy new tax year

Make 2015/16 a happy new tax year May we at AIT be one of the first to wish you a happy new tax year. Whilst the start of the new financial year goes in far less noticed than Jan 1st it can be more significant for some. Now UK companies will pay a lower rate […]

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Cash flow tips needed for business to thrive

Many people ask us what is the most important factor in business and it simply is cash flow. The importance cannot be understated as a bad cash flow has and will kill companies galore, but handling the money in and out of your business is a key skill that cannot be taken lightly. Therefore here […]