Monthly Archives: March 2015

It’s Almost Budget Day – But What’s Happening?

Fran Tyler

Fran heads up First Call Financials. She has over 40 years’ accountancy experience and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Well your guess is as good as ours. Until we hear directly from George Osborne we are subject What's Happening This Budget Day?to predictions from the press who are rife with speculation, or as some newspapers have intimated, leaks from the Cabinet office themselves.

Wednesday 18th March will mark George Osborne’s last Budget announcement of the current Parliament before the May elections. Essentially this is the chancellor of the Exchequers last chance in this Government to continue to champion business growth and improve budget deficit.

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What Should You Expect From Your Accountant?

Fran Tyler

Fran heads up First Call Financials. She has over 40 years’ accountancy experience and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Let’s be honest the first time you approach an accountant you might not be sure of what you want, or more importantly what your business needs. You may also find that now your businesses is a bit more established, your current accountant doesn’t quite live up to expectations.

Different accountants can help your business in various ways, but there are some things that What Should You Expect When Working With An Accountanteveryone wants from their business partnership. So rather than debating about what an accountant can do for your business or what criteria you should base your decision on, we have devised our top ten list of what clients want from their accountants.

Each of the points highlighted below should form the basis of your expectations, all of which should be provided by a great accountant.

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How Does Salary Sacrifice Work and Is It Really Beneficial?

Fran Tyler

Fran heads up First Call Financials. She has over 40 years’ accountancy experience and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Salary sacrifice is an increasingly common arrangement between employees and theirCould You Benefit From Salary Sacrifice employers in the workplace. Although it’s not an entirely new concept, employers (and their employees) are able to take advantage of both tax and National Insurance Contribution (NICs) savings they can generate, causing a steady growth in the schemes popularity.

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