We need to talk about inheritance tax
4 Jan 2017

‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes!’ – Benjamin Franklin I have decided to devote my New Year blog to this rather sombre topic. We would all prefer not to think about our inevitable eventual demise but happen it will. I think many people fear the worst with … Continue reading We need to talk about inheritance tax

Changes to the Flat Rate VAT Scheme – an attack on small business?
14 Dec 2016

In recent times we have heard a good deal of political rhetoric regarding the hard-working people’ of the United Kingdom. Every political party states, with absolute certainty, that they understand the plight of the hard-working people better than any of their rivals. These hard-working people, we are told, keep their heads down, pay their taxes … Continue reading Changes to the Flat Rate VAT Scheme – an attack on small business?

Workplace pensions – why bother?
2 Dec 2016

We have all seen the adverts on TV, the large green fluffy monster which the Department for Work & Pensions says is “’a striking physical embodiment of the workplace pension” – but have we taken any notice? It turns out that thousands of fines have been issued to businesses for ignoring the rules and have … Continue reading Workplace pensions – why bother?

Making Tax Digital – Joined up thinking?
22 Nov 2016

The concept of the government’s project Making Tax Digital is one that has been around for some time now, making regular appearances in Accountants CPD Courses. Initially the project was mooted as an idea and as such was easily laughed off by the majority of accountants who understand only too well the difficulties of enticing … Continue reading Making Tax Digital – Joined up thinking?

Have you missed the Buy to Let train
28 Oct 2016

We live in unprecedented times! The USA has the unenviable choice between a very flawed Republican and a disliked Democrat. The continent of Europe is still reeling from the shock of a UK Brexit vote and the uncertainties that brings. Generally, the Euro and the European Union is unpopular with its Citizens, yet the Politicians … Continue reading Have you missed the Buy to Let train

Keeping ahead of the scammers
17 Oct 2016

I have been inspired to write a blog having heard a piece on the radio introducing a new group called Friends against Scams. http://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/ We frequently hear of individuals and businesses that are subject to scam emails and sadly in our busy world it is all too easy to take a communication at face value. … Continue reading Keeping ahead of the scammers

Should we stay or should we go – Have your say!
26 Apr 2016

The result of Britain exiting the European Union is a very controversial issue that nearly everyone will have an opinion on. Many of the opinions are down to speculation as nothing has been confirmed as to what would happen to businesses, farmers, landlords, the public or anyone else if Britain was to leave the EU. … Continue reading Should we stay or should we go – Have your say!

Small Fish in a Big Pond
25 Jan 2016

My first three months as a trainee at The Fish Partnership have been a tough but very enjoyable time. Having come here almost straight out of university with no accounting experience, having studied mathematics and statistics, it was a definite shock to my system, not only the steep learning curve I was straight on to, … Continue reading Small Fish in a Big Pond

The life of a New Fish
9 Nov 2015

I’m often asked why I decided to become an accountant – having spent 4 years at university studying French language and literature it doesn’t seem like the obvious choice of career! Like most students, when I applied for university I wasn’t entirely sure of what I wanted to do afterwards and when the end of … Continue reading The life of a New Fish

Trainee blog
8 Oct 2015

Sometime ago I suggested that it would be a good idea for new and current trainees to write a blog post detailing my experience within the Fish Partnership. This would then enable those looking to apply for graduate and AAT positions in fish partnership to be better informed. Sadly I didn’t realise that by suggesting … Continue reading Trainee blog