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Mini-Budget 2022: A Summary for Business

The new prime minister Liz Truss and her chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng set out their vision for a “new era” of growth in their mini-Budget statement…Read More

More small businesses to benefit from Help to Grow: Management scheme

This June, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced that more business leaders will be able to access the Help to Grow: Management…Read More

Beware of scam consultants offering R&D tax relief

In recent years, HMRC has identified and successfully challenged several false claims for Research and Development (R&D) tax credit relief made by purported R&D Consultants. …Read More

Increase in National Insurance thresholds from 6 July

In the Spring Statement 2022, the UK Government announced an increase in National Insurance thresholds affecting the 2022 to 2023 tax year. We want to take…Read More

Cardens wins Employer of the Year at the 2022 Dynamic Awards!

The Cardens Accountants team is very pleased to announce that we took home the Employer of the Year Award at the inaugural Dynamic Awards at…Read More

Cardens group celebrates 10 year anniversary this June!

June 2012 was a busy month – and a great one for recruitment it seems! A decade ago, Cardens hired Angie King, Anissa Flint, Elizabeth…Read More

Get ready for the MTD ITSA pilot this July

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for income tax self-assessment (ITSA) will be mandatory from April 2024. However, HMRC is encouraging taxpayers to register early through the…Read More

Changes to how tax is calculated for the self-employed

New legislation taking effect in the tax year ending 5th April 2024 will affect how self-employed businesses that prepare accounts to a date other than…Read More

Proposed Audit Reforms Explained by Audit Partner

The government promised to go ahead with reform to the audit market in the Queen’s speech in May 2022, with plans to release a draft…Read More

Cardens Promotions Strengthen Senior Team

Cardens Accountants and Business Advisors are excited to announce four significant promotions, three of which demonstrate Cardens’ focus on genuine career progression from Trainee to…Read More

A Beginners Guide to Claiming the Employment Allowance

The Employment Allowance (EA) is a £5,000 allowance set against employers National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and must be claimed each tax year if the employer…Read More

 Company vs. Sole Trader/Partnership: Pros & cons  

One of the first major decisions you will have to make as you start your new business is the form of legal entity it will…Read More

Tax guide to Enveloped Dwellings returns and revaluations

The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) was introduced in April 2012. It is charged where certain residential properties are owned within a corporate structure.…Read More

Spring Statement 2022 Summary

Mounting costs for all of us forced the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak to deliver a more extensive Spring Statement this March than first envisaged. Although…Read More

Guide to buying electric company cars

When it comes to buying a company car, there are more advantages to purchasing fully electric vehicles for two reasons: The car attracts 100% relief…Read More

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