Client Fact Sheets & Guides

Here we provide a few helpful fact sheets and guides - just click the links to download.

Specific guidance and advice is always based on personal circumstances and legislation can frequently change,

so please remember to seek a professional opinion before undertaking any tax or business planning.

You can find a summary of tax rates and allowances for 2015/16 here.

Starting a Business


Choice of business structure - guidance on the different business structures available and the differences between them.


Registering a new business - guidance on all of the different registration processes that need to be considered when you first start a business.


Keeping business records - complete and accurate business records are invaluable to any business, get off to a good start by following our advice.

General Business Guides


Business grants - an introduction to business grants


HMRC business checks - an overview of business records and compliance checks


Cash basis - an overview of the cash accounting basis for smaller businesses


Simplified expenses - an overview of the simplified expenses option for smaller businesses

Construction Industry Scheme


Introduction to the CIS - this guide gives an overview of the Construction Industry Scheme and how the regulations might affect you.


Contractors' CIS Guide - specific guidance for contractors operating within the construction industry.


Subcontractors' CIS Guide - specific guidance for subcontractors working in the construction industry.

Limited Companies



coming soon!









Employing staff - a useful guide for anyone about to employ staff for the first time


Tax exempt benefits - a guide to some of the common benefits in kind that are tax free


Dispensations - what they are, how they can help and how to apply


PAYE Settlement Agreements - find out about what they are, how they can help and how to apply


P11Ds and P9Ds - what they are and what you need to do



Registration and Administration - an overview of registration requirements and filing deadlines


Record Keeping - record keeping requirments for VAT registered businesses


Cash Accounting Scheme - find out if you are eligible for cash accounting and if it could help your business


Flat Rate Scheme - an overview of the scheme, how to find out if it will benefit your business and how to apply.



more coming soon!


Tax Credits - an overview of the tax credit system.


National Insurance - an overview of each class and how much you need to pay.


Trusts & Estates



coming soon!



Income from Property


Residential letting - whether letting a room in you main home or a separate property, this guide gives an overview on how this will be treated for tax purposes.


Holiday lets - there are special rules for dealing with income from holiday lets, see this guide for an overview.


Let Property Campaign - details about the HMRC Let Property Campaign and how to make a disclosure.