Jun 17 – Plan to be Strong and Flexible

Confucius said; ‘The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm’. We can help your business be that green reed, which reacts quickly and flexibly to changing commercial conditions, and to new regulations. We know ...
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May 17 – New Sponsor For Stockport Business Awards

Stockport Business Awards are now in their 6th year, bigger and better than ever the awards celebrate business success in the borough and are now established as one of the best nights in the Stockport Business calendar. The awards have always been supported by local ...
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Feb 17 – Stamp Duty Land Tax Problem

The block on deducting interest and finance charges from residential rents for income tax purposes (introduced from April 2017), won’t apply to companies. For this reason, many landlords are looking at incorporating their property lettings businesses. However, the big hurdle is the Stamp Duty Land ...
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Feb 17 – VAT Flat-rate Scheme

Many small businesses can save time by using the VAT flat-rate scheme. You may even make money out of the scheme if the flat-rate percentage applicable to your trade sector is particularly favourable for your business. The tricky bit is picking the right trade sector ...
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Feb 17 – Students Have a Gander at Business Life

Last week we were proud to be part of Gander and Seashell Trust’s business challenge. The two organisations joined forces for this ‘The Apprentice’ style search for business leaders of the future, which also had the added benefit of raising funding for the charity. For ...
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Jan 17 – Sign-in online for tax refund

Every year HMRC reconciles the tax position for employees and pensioners who are taxed under PAYE. If a tax refund is due, or more tax is payable, this is reported to you on a form P800. HMRC wants to send any tax refund due by ...
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Jan 17 – Paying HMRC without penalty

Paying your taxes should be easier now that HMRC accepts funds transferred through the Faster Payments System (FPS). This means you can pay your tax on any day of the year, 24 hours a day, if your banking allows that. It’s worth checking the maximum ...
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Jan 17 – Supporting a student with dividends

Funding your child through university is very expensive, but if you control your own company you can use your shares to provide the student with £5,000 of tax-free income per year. If the student doesn’t have any other income they could receive up to £43,000 ...
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Jan 17 – Use EIS to defer and reduce CGT

Many landlords are looking to sell part of their residential property portfolios in order to reduce the burden of non-deductible interest from 6 April 2017. The deduction for interest paid will be replaced by a 20% tax credit, but this will mean highly geared lettings ...
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June 16 – Award win for Clarke Nicklin

We are delighted to announce that we have won the coveted Financial and Professional Award at the Skills for Business Awards 2016 – beating off some tough competition in our category. The Skills for Business Awards is an annual event celebrating the outstanding commitment that ...
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Nov 15 – New Chamber President for Stockport

New Chamber President for Stockport Brian Bradley, of Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, has been appointed as the new Stockport President of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK with over 4,500 members, around 450 of ...
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Aug 15 – Clarke Nicklin announce charity partnership

CLARKE NICKLIN ANNOUNCE CHARITY PARTNERSHIP Stockport based accountants and business advisors Clarke Nicklin have announced a new partnership with local charity When You Wish Upon A Star. When You Wish Upon A Star is a charity which grants the wishes of children living with a ...
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