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Handpicked Accountants

15th May 2019

We are delighted to announce that Forrester Boyd have been awarded inclusion to Handpicked Accountants, a hand-selected network of the top accountancy practices in the UK. With only 1,000 firms currently listed on the website, we are extremely proud to be part of this small, selective group. Launched last year by professional service company Begbies Traynor, the website is aimed at small business owners and … Continue reading Handpicked Accountants »

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Handpicked Accountants

Home-grown talent rises through the ranks at our Louth office

17th April 2019

We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Adam Millson as Manager at our Louth office. Adam grew up Skegness and studied at Skegness Grammar School for both GCSE’s and ’A’ levels.  He joined the firm in April 2012 whilst working towards his AAT. He qualified with the ICAEW as a Chartered Accountant in August 2016 and today, manages a varied portfolio of clients … Continue reading Home-grown talent rises through the ranks at our Louth office »

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Home-grown talent rises through the ranks at our Louth office

Training Excellence reaps dividends for us

17th April 2019

We are delighted to promote two of our Grimsby based staff to our management team. After being shortlisted in the 2019 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards for the Training Excellence Award the promotions reflects the success of our training programme. Aimee Appleton, a chartered certified accountant, has been appointed as a Manager.  She is a product of the practice’s successful training programme having joined the firm … Continue reading Training Excellence reaps dividends for us »

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Training Excellence reaps dividends for us

A ‘Royal’ appointment at our Scunthorpe office

17th April 2019

We are delighted to welcome Royal Deb to the management team at our Scunthorpe branch in Oswald Road. Royal, now a manager grew up in the local area, attending High Ridge Comprehensive School (now the St. Lawrence Academy). He joined us in 2008 after graduating from the University of Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Accounting and Business. Through training with us … Continue reading A ‘Royal’ appointment at our Scunthorpe office »

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A ‘Royal’ appointment at our Scunthorpe office

VAT refunds for dealers of second-hand cars – do you really know your entitlement?

8th April 2019

The rules on claiming VAT on second-hand cars can be quite complex. If you are a dealer of second-hand cars and prepare your own VAT return, are you correctly calculating your VAT? If you are using the margin scheme for your vehicles you may be overpaying VAT. VAT margin schemes tax the margin between what you paid for a vehicle, and what you sold it … Continue reading VAT refunds for dealers of second-hand cars – do you really know your entitlement? »

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VAT refunds for dealers of second-hand cars – do you really know your entitlement?

Is this the end of Personal Contact Purchases (PCP)?

8th April 2019

Following an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into auto finance, they have revealed their findings which does not make for comfortable reading. (read report here) Could this spell a whole new ‘PPI’ type scandal?  The report found that in some instances, ‘information to consumers on websites and in contract documentation was not sufficiently prominent or easy to understand’. It also went on to … Continue reading Is this the end of Personal Contact Purchases (PCP)? »

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Is this the end of Personal Contact Purchases (PCP)?

Have you MOT’d your business finances recently?

8th April 2019

We are all too well aware of the negative impact that the Brexit uncertainty is having on the automotive and consumer markets. With manufacturers such as Honda announcing the closure of their Swindon plant and the decline in the sale of new vehicles always at the fore, pressures on car retailers have never been higher.  When was the last time however that you gave your … Continue reading Have you MOT’d your business finances recently? »

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Have you MOT’d your business finances recently?

Payslips: New legislation, 6 April 2019

22nd March 2019

From 6 April 2019 the statutory right to receive an itemised payslip will be extended to all ‘workers’.  This new right will apply to payslips covering pay periods which begin on or after 6 April. The definition of ‘workers’ has been the topic of hot debate in recent years with cases bought against Pimlico Plumbers and Uber in relation to workers’ rights. Where ‘workers’ pay … Continue reading Payslips: New legislation, 6 April 2019 »

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Payslips: New legislation, 6 April 2019

Academies: Latest news and information

13th March 2019

Fraud risk management in relation to cyber crime Academies face constant risks of fraud, theft and irregularity with regard to public funds. Fraud is described as deception carried out in order to gain an unfair advantage. For Academies, the main risk of fraud is the misuse of funds and resources. Other common types of fraud include theft, credit card fraud and falsification of invoices which … Continue reading Academies: Latest news and information »

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Academies: Latest news and information

Congratulations Leanne!

4th March 2019

We are delighted to congratulate Leanne Greasby on qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant. Hull resident, Leanne, has passed her final examination of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification, joining the growing team of accountancy professionals at the firms’ office in Woodmansey.  She joined Forrester Boyd Robson in 2007 straight from Beverley Joint Sixth Form, and began training towards the AAT qualification.  She … Continue reading Congratulations Leanne! »

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Congratulations Leanne!