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Tax relief for green businesses
Tips & Tricks
Given the results of climate change, it makes sense to do all we can to reduce our emissions. Going green is also starting to make financial sense for businesses. There are several tax breaks available to companies that are looking to make offices more sustainable places to work.read more >
Why George & Rebecca Choose Swindells
Swindells' advice directly translated into the decision we ended up making
George & Rebecca co-founded and manage ILS, International Location Safety, a business set up to provide NGO staff with the skills necessary to work in hostile environments. Here’s why they choose Swindells…read more >
The October Budget – possibilities and predictions
The autumn Budget will take place on 27 October 2021. Current rumours circulating are that the Chancellor will announce a ‘technical’ budget where the devil is in the detail.read more >
How to prepare for the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
The current CJRS is due to end on 30 September 2021 and will not be extended. Employers should now be reviewing the implication so the scheme ending, with a number of issues to resolve including redundancies, final claims, corrections and post CJRS activities.read more >
Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme updated
On 16 August the government changed the rules on self isolation. If you are fully vaccinated or under 18.5 years, you’re not required to self isolate if you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19.read more >
The latest on government financial support for self-employed workers
Are you eligible?
The government have put in place several measures to support self-employed workers that have been affected by the Coronavirus. This article will help you understand if you are eligible and how you can gain access to the scheme.read more >
Why Leslie & Jane @ Gorringes Auctioneers choose Swindells
Gorringe’s was founded in the early 1920s when Rowland Gorringe opened offices in Lewes, the county town of East Sussex, as an estate agent and auctioneer. Just after the war in 1946, Gorringe’s Auction Galleries moved to its current site in Lewes. Read on to learn how Swindells support Gorringesread more >
Realigning your business direction & coping with stress
We have an extensive back catalogue of content useful for businesses and self-employed people. Here is a curation of content that may remind you and help you at this time.read more >
Financial help for the self-employed
This evening the chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined plans to help the 5 million self-employed workers hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The following article will outline his proposal.read more >
SEISS 4th round: Am I eligible and how do I claim?
This month the government has announced that it will be opening a 4th grant for the self employed that have experienced business disruption due to Covid-19. You will be contacted from mid April if HMRC believes you are eligible.read more >
Kickstart Scheme to be extended until March 2022
Chancellor Rishi Sunak used his speech at the Conservative Party Conference to announce the extension of the Kickstart Scheme, which allows businesses to provide government funded jobs to young people. The scheme is one of three jobs initiatives that Sunak said will be extended until next year. Kickstart, which funds jobs of six months for 16-24 […]read more >
Construction Industry Domestic Reverse Charge for VAT
Are you ready?
The government has introduced the VAT domestic reverse charge as an anti fraud measure. From 1 March 2021, the businesses must account for the reverse charge for VAT for most supplies of building and construction services.read more >
Help To Grow – Register your interest now
IN THE KNOW
Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits.read more >
What is IR35 and does it apply to you?
Are you ready?
IR35 describes two sets of legislation that HMRC has designed to combat what they consider to be tax avoidance by workers and the firms hiring them. HMRC maintains that these workers supplying their services to clients via an intermediary such as a limited company, are actually employees and so should be taxed as suchread more >
Top reasons HMRC might choose to investigate you or your company
IN THE KNOW
Anyone can be selected for investigation, a business, director or individual tax payer. £34 Billion is the estimated tax gap between what HMRC collects and what it should collect. They are proactively targeting individuals and businesses using software to indicate anomalies. This article will discuss some of the main reasons HMRC may be interested in you or your business.read more >
Signals of business change: Business Trends & Challenges in 2022
This past year, business models have been reinvented. Supply chains have been restructured. Organisations have transformed. How do businesses optimise for the new global reality?read more >
The government Kickstart Scheme explained
IN THE KNOW
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers can spread the job start dates up until 31 December 2021. You’ll get funding until 30 June 2022 if a young person starts their job on 31 December 2021.read more >
Full customs controls from 1 January 2022
Don't Get Caught Out
From 1 January 2022, you are no longer able to delay making import customs declarations under the Staged Customs Controls rules that have applied throughout 2021.read more >
Jobs Support Scheme expansion: What does it mean for you?
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak, is expanding the Jobs Support Scheme. The scheme will be extended to support businesses across the UK who are required to close their premises because of coronavirus restrictions.read more >
Selling Property: Capital Gains Tax & Private Residence Relief
IN THE KNOW
When selling UK property, you will be liable to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT) if you make a gain. Your gain is usually the difference between what you paid for your property and the amount you received when you sold it, though some additional costs may also be deductible.read more >
What can businesses learn from COP 26
As part of the journey to reduce carbon emissions, your business may face harsh realities where carbon audits reveal much more than direct operational and logistical emissions. The UK has pledged to reach net zero by 2050, putting pressure on businesses to improve their operations. This article will outline learnings from COP 26 for businesses and actions you can take to reduce your digital carbon footprint.read more >
Why Julian Parker chooses Swindells
Vintage Car Conservation
I’ve worked with Swindells & Melanie for the past 5 years and they cover my end of year accounts. They came highly recommended to me by friends that were using London firms and switched to Swindells and I’ve been very pleased with their consistently great service. I always get positivity from Melanie, she’s not a suitread more >
Christmas gift ideas from the Swindells’ family
December is here, and that means the annual racking of brains for present ideas. This year we’ve compiled a few thoughts on potential gifts for your loved ones from within our own family of clients. We hope they spark your imagination… Espresso Solutions https://espresso-solutions.co.uk/ Since 2012, Espresso Solutions have been supplying the cafés, roasteries, baristas […]read more >
Covid Support: What options are available to you and your business?
There have been significant changes to the financial support measures from the government in the past fortnight. This article will summarise the current available options to businesses and individuals at the time of publishing and links to the most up to date information.read more >
Rethinking the high street – recovery and renaissance
The high street was in decline well before Covid-19 hit, however the pandemic has accelerated this trend and lockdown has started to build purchasing habits removed from in store buying. This article will discuss the evolving role of the high street and how in store customer experience is at the heart of the revival.read more >
Late tax payment penalties to change
The government is changing the penalties charged for late submission of returns and late payment of tax it has been announced. The changes will initially apply to VAT and Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA). As part of this reform, interest charges and repayment interest will be harmonised to bring VAT in line with other tax regimes.read more >
Why Jon Scott chooses Swindells as his accountants
Owner of ITM Monitoring
Jon Scott is the Managing Director of ITM Monitoring and has over 30 years of experience with instrumentation and monitoring work on civil engineering projects all over the world. Jon chooses to work with Swindells as he needs an accountants he can trust.read more >
Why photographer & consultant Stuart chooses Swindells as his accountants
Photographer & Brand Consultant
Stuart is a Travel Photographer & Brand Consultant. He works with clients all over the world and is abroad most of the time. Swindells provides Stuart with a flexible and responsive service that allows him to travel and keep on top of his finances.read more >
The Winter Economic Update: Key Points
This morning the Chancellor has announced his Winter Economic Update in place of the Autumn Budget. This article will outline the key points in the government’s economic strategy over the winter months. The economy has seen three months of growth however the resurgence of virus poses a threat and the key […]read more >
Brexit Support fund for SMEs (Grants up to £2000)
A new SME Brexit Support Fund is now open for applications. The scheme provides a grant of up to £2,000 to help with the costs of the additional administration required in respect of post-Brexit goods movement.read more >
Business trends in 2021: What is coming?
Are you ready?
While economic and political uncertainty continues from 2020, businesses will need to reassess their model and operations. This article focuses on some of the trends for the coming year.read more >
What should you be claiming in Lockdown 3.0?
The last month has been a confusing time with changes to the tier lockdown system and new government schemes being rolled out. This article aims to help you to understand the support on offer and what you’re eligible to claim.read more >
The Budget: How will the new announcements affect you?
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced his budget and a three part plan, aimed at protecting jobs and tackling the £2.1 trillion national debt brought about by government spending over the last year.read more >
Making Tax Digital – are you ready for HMRC’s digital self assessments?
Despite delays, HMRC’s plans for digital self assessment tax returns are scheduled to come into force in April 2024. From this date, individuals with property or trading income which together create £10,000 turnover or more, will need to submit quarterly, digital returns to HMRC and an annual year end report. This may seem like a […]read more >
The autumn budget: discipline & responsibility
Discipline & Responsibility
This afternoon the Chancellor announced his autumn budget and talked about the fact that public debt is almost at 100% of GDP. He said that the need to strengthen public finances is paramount and announced two fiscal rules that will ‘bind us’ to discipline and responsibility.read more >
Switch to cloud accounting
Are you finding your bookkeeping difficult to manage? Were you in a rush to submit your accounts and tax return this year? The additional stress of deadlines and penalties on top of everyday life and work can be a real worry. Here’s how cloud accounting can help…read more >
Why John & Caroline @ Uckfield Garage choose Swindells
The Geoghegans approached Swindells to help them set up a whole new online accounts system with Quickbooks, as well as payroll and pensions. As the business was already trading they needed to act quickly and ensure that there was no interruption to the business from day one.read more >
Why Anna Shephard (MD at E&S Heating & Ventilation) Chooses Swindells
Why Anna Chooses Swindells
MD Anna Shephard took over the management of E&S Ventilation & Heating Ltd. from her Mother & Father in 2010, taking the reigns in one of the most tumultuous times for the industry in recent years. Read about how Swindells have supported her & E&S over the last 5 years…read more >
Cryptoassets & HMRC – what you need to know.
IN THE KNOW
Cryptoassets are digital assets which use cryptographic techniques to generate a medium of exchange of financial transactions. Cryptocurrencies, utility coins, security tokens are all different types of cryptoassets. A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency.read more >
Why Steve & Matt (Sussex Beds) Choose Swindells
Why do Matt & Steve at Sussex Beds choose to work with Swindells?
Sussex Beds is a family business founded in Hastings over 35 years ago by Matt and Steve’s father. Three years ago Matt (Financial Director) & Steve (Managing Director) took over the running of the business with further directors that are all part of the extended family group. Read why Matt & Steve choose Swindells…read more >
The new ‘Super Deduction’ tax scheme (How it works)
IN THE KNOW
The Chancellor announced in his March budget that from 1 April 2021 he would be introducing a new, temporary first year allowance ‘Super Deduction’ tax scheme available to most companies.read more >
Why Will Davenport chooses Swindells as his accountants (accounting for vineyards)
CEO Davenport Wineries
Will Davenport owns one of the oldest Organic Vineyards in the country. He specialises in English Organic Wines and supplies Michelin starred restaurants across the country. Swindells provides Will with the expertise and advice he needs to concentrate on growing his business.read more >
How to succeed in taking your business online
Tips & Tricks
This month we have a guest post from brand and online consultant Stuart Mack. He has worked as a management and brand strategy consultant for over 15 years. As businesses look to future proof their selling channels in a new reduced contact world, Stuart writes about the route to establishing an online space to connect with current and new customers.read more >
Support schemes available for businesses in 2022
Even though the government did not introduce new Covid restrictions in the UK, the Chancellor announced measures in December to help the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. This article will outline the help available to qualifying businesses.read more >
Welcome Back Fund – For High Streets and Seaside Towns
A new £56 million Welcome Back Fund will help councils boost tourism, improve green spaces and provide more outdoor seating areas, markets and food stall pop-ups. Part of this funding will be allocated specifically to support coastal areas, with funding going to all coastal resorts across England.read more >
Redundancy for employees and businesses
IN THE KNOW
With the job retention scheme moving into its final stage, business owners are beginning to try to work out what their business will look like post lockdown. The most significant part of this is looking at the number of employees and the roles that the business needs.read more >
Why Brenda Smith @ Agaso chooses Swindells
I’ve worked with Swindells through Agaso for the last two years from conception of the idea through to the launch and beyond. They produce our accounts and VAT returns, I’m always very happy with the quality of the work and service that I receive.read more >
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension & Lockdown 2
Are you ready?
The government over the weekend has announced a new national lockdown. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS also known as the Furlough scheme), will remain open until December, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500. It has also been announced that mortgage holidays will no longer end on the 31st of October.read more >
Trading losses for sole traders & companies: Using them effectively
IN THE KNOW
The economy has been hard hit by covid for over a year; with many businesses completely shut for much of 2020. Unincorporated businesses and companies may have even made a loss for the first time. Both can offset losses against profits – make sure that this is accounted for in the optimum way.read more >
Recovery Loan Scheme Open (CBBILS & BBLS replacement)
The Recovery Loan Scheme has been designed by the government to allow businesses to continue to access loans and other kinds of finance up to £10 million per business once the existing COVID-19 loan schemes close.read more >
VAT rules on sales of digital services in the EU
Are you ready?
Brexit has necessitated a number of changes with regards to VAT on products, including digital products such as media, apps and online books. Read on to understand how this might affect your businessread more >
Brexit: Actions for you and your business
Are you ready?
As if a global pandemic wasn’t difficult enough for businesses in 2020, December brings with it the looming spectacle of Brexit. The UK is leaving the single market and customs union and the end of the transition period will affect citizens, businesses and travel to and from the EU. This article will discuss the changes and actions for you and your business that may be necessary.read more >
An award winning accountancy practice
An award winning accounting practice. Swindells have won the Medium Business Award at the East Sussex Women In Business Awards that took place on the 20th July at the Cavendish Hotel. It’s a great honour to be set alongside some of the other amazing businesses in the county and we’re very proud of the achievement. […]read more >
The Job Support Scheme explained
Are you ready?
The Job Support Scheme (JSS) is replacing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which ends on 31 October. This new scheme will run for 6 months from 1 November 2020. The intention of the government is to support the income of people in work, allowing employers to keep their employees on fewer hours rather than make them redundant.read more >