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Critchleys is an accountancy, financial planning and human resource consultancy firm. Critchleys was founded in Oxford in 1906 and is today placed in the UK's top 100 accountancy and financial planning firms, with a large client base including individuals, trusts, businesses, charities and non profit organisations. Critchleys offers the best of both worlds by combining the expertise of a large firm and the personal service of a local practice.

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More people not paying tax

But note that these aren't UK banks. And at least one of them seems to say it's not paying UK tax because it's losing money here....

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Charity staff remuneration - still in the spotlight

Salary levels for charity staff continue to be in the media spotlight. 

Charities should ensure that they comply with the guidance in the...

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Sage launches online 'client value' tool for advisers

With the rise of Cloud based accounting, could Sage become real competition for Xero in the coming year?

SAGE has announced the launch of two products Sage Value and Sage Match as it broadens its offering to clients. Sage Value is a cloud...…

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George can't win

Apparently the tax breaks for the film industry were so important to the making of the new Star Wars film that George Osborne was...

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Quarterly reporting?

HMRC likes to tell taxpayers that any changes will help them, but it's not always how they will see it. Here's their view on the new...

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What happened at your Christmas party?

Christmas is a very busy time for HR staff especially the day after the Christmas party!   Read these Christmas party horror stories and...

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Fracking and tax

Greenpeace has found that some frackers (but not most) are based in tax havens. It's not clear that this automatically means that...

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Starbucks is paying tax!

It may be that the PR of paying tax is encouraging them to find higher taxable profits. But it's also possible that not paying tax hasn't...

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Abolition of tax return?

So they are going to abolish the tax return. Ah, but the self employed, while not completing returns as such, will have to provide...

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Business rates now a big tax

Corporation Tax rates are going down. But business rates are going up.

Rates and NI outstrip corporation tax take from UK big business Britain’s biggest businesses paid more in rates and national insurance...…

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Save our chocolate!

The idea that our chocolate is controlled by some American company is bad enough. (Have you ever had American chocolate? It really is...

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Accountants predict cloud conversion increase

With more and more of our clients moving to Xero and Sage I would agree that the change to Cloud based accounting is to continue.

Accountants from 103 firms have vowed to transition 35% of clients to the cloud in 2016. PANALITIX carried out this research as part of...…

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Myth buster: the annual report through the investors' eyes

Have you considered what type of shareholders your company would like?

In producing their annual reports companies need to consider what type of shareholders they want, Paul Lee, head of corporate governance...…

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Big changes to abbreviated accounts coming

Some vast changes coming to abbreviated accounts that is worth a read.

Accountants will have heard by now that the Companies Act 2006 has been revised for small and micro-entities as a result of the...…

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Surprise from left-wing group

The Fabian Society has published its thoughts on tax reform. I was quite surprised by their take on Inheritance Tax, although their...

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It's not just me, then

Having looked in a lot more detail at the new rules for Residence Nil Rate Band, I'm pleased I'm not the only one who thinks they are too...

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Small business owners benefit from up to date financial information.

Outdated financial information is stalling growth opportunities among Britain’s small businesses according to recent research.

With better financial visibility, small firms would have invested up to £1bn more in the economy last year, according to research...…

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Accounting for the invisible - intangible gold

New Financial Reporting Standards are coming into place at the end of 2015/early 2016. The main changes fall under two headings:

Buying or...

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More on Stamp Duty Land Tax on second homes

The Telegraph warns that pensioners who downsize but keep the original home will be caught by the new SDLT charge on second properties. I...

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Isn't that the point?

Tax changes for landlords are supposed to discourage buy-to-let investors. Seems like they may be working.

Buy-to-let landlords turned off buying more property as tax changes bite More than half of investors are not planning to buy any...…

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Financial management in Scottish schools

"Creative" ways of saving money - could this also crop up south of the border?!

The Scottish government is to change the law to make sure children spend a minimum of 25 hours a week in class.This follows rows over...…

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Take care on social media

People who tell the authorities one thing but who publish things on social media that say something different are asking for trouble. And...

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Have you ignored 'Workie' the Pensions Monster?

Auto-enrolment has a new friendly face called Workie.  You may have seen the adverts on TV but not realised his relevance to you and your...

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Budget 2016

16 March is my birthday! What a party I'll be having, preparing my seminar for the following day!

Budget 2016 set for 16 March next year Chancellor George Osborne expected to maintain fiscal course set in July’s budget and last week’s...…

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Untaxed vehicles — it was inevitable?

So they abolished the tax disc. And now the number of untaxed vehicles has gone up. Presumably it's easier not be noticed without a tax...

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