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Precious Time

6th December 2018

As a new dad, time is more precious to me than ever before. Quite simply there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day, even when sleep is kept to an absolute minimum (which most of the time it is). I’m forever trying to look at ways to save time to spend more time at home. Gym sessions are now limited to lunch times … Continue reading Precious Time »

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Precious Time

Tax scams

13th November 2018

The risks Recent weeks seem to have seen a significant increase in the number of tax scams, in letter form and emails claiming to be from HMRC.  Some of these demand payments and some promise refunds.  Often they can appear very convincing, with official logos and lots of reference numbers. Demands for payment play upon people’s fear of falling foul of the authorities, and are … Continue reading Tax scams »

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Tax scams

Record IHT receipts for the 8th year running

23rd October 2018

According to recently issued Government statistics, the exchequer’s income from Inheritance Tax (IHT) hit a record high of £5.2bn in the 2017/18 tax year. This is a year-on-year increase of 8% (£400m) on the £4.8bn total for 2016/17 and continues an eight year trend of steadily increasing IHT receipts. This growth is not entirely surprising when you consider that the IHT Nil Rate Band (NRB) … Continue reading Record IHT receipts for the 8th year running »

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Record IHT receipts for the 8th year running

Financial Planning

18th October 2018

If you’re reading this blog then the chances are you’re already familiar with FB Digital and how it can help you manage your business accountancy needs. But what about FB Wealth Management Ltd? If that name is new to you then take a few minutes to read on. Like FB Digital, FB Wealth Management Ltd is part of the Forrester Boyd family of businesses, only … Continue reading Financial Planning »

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Financial Planning

Academies are you managing resources and finances effectively?

9th October 2018

Ever wondered how you compare against other schools and academies in your area or even nationally? Not many of you appear to be aware of the schools financial benchmarking service offered through the gov.uk website. It allows you to compare your school’s spending with other schools in similar circumstances, to see if you can identify areas of potential efficiency improvements. If used correctly this could … Continue reading Academies are you managing resources and finances effectively? »

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Academies are you managing resources and finances effectively?

Embrace change

3rd October 2018

This year has been one of big change for me personally. I’ve become a dad for the first time, which means I am constantly attempting to adapt to things that are new for me and quite often outside my comfort zone. Changing a nappy for one is not something I’d ever done before and certainly not in my comfort zone. It also seems as though … Continue reading Embrace change »

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Embrace change

What’s happening in the Seafood Sector?

24th September 2018

Seafood Week With the annoyingly good strapline ‘Change the way you ‘sea’food’ (why didn’t we think of that?!) Seafood Week 2018 is running from 5-12 October and is inviting all Seafood businesses to get involved and promote the industry. Championed by Seafish, the industry watchdog, there is a week-long calendar of themes and events for everyone to get involved with and is surely worth a … Continue reading What’s happening in the Seafood Sector? »

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What’s happening in the Seafood Sector?

They think it’s all over…

31st August 2018

Apologies for anyone thinking from the title this is a blog on England’s 1966 World Cup success, England’s recent ‘relative success’ or football in general.  It is in fact on the workplace pension (or auto enrolment). The title, “They” refers to the employers already with a scheme in place.  A suitable scheme has been chosen, employees have been enrolled and the ‘declaration of compliance’ has … Continue reading They think it’s all over… »

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They think it’s all over…

A day in the life of a Trainee Accountant

28th August 2018

Introduction: I am a trainee accountant with Forrester Boyd currently working towards my AAT Professional Diploma. At this stage in my career my job consists of mainly accounts preparation for companies, sole traders and partnerships. I also prepare and submit tax returns. Studying: My studying consists of several weekly classes followed by an exam a couple of weeks later. The lessons are provided by Kaplan … Continue reading A day in the life of a Trainee Accountant »

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A day in the life of a Trainee Accountant

The pain in Spain

21st August 2018

While arguments rage about the nature of Brexit, particularly with regard to trade and the single market there is one aspect that has received very little coverage but could have a significant impact on those affected by it.  If you, or anyone you know, owns a property in Spain then the potential tax impacts that will be triggered upon Brexit need to be carefully considered. … Continue reading The pain in Spain »

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The pain in Spain