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Freebie Friday- Who doesn’t love a freebie?

If you don’t follow us on twitter- You’re missing out on our Freebie Fridays! Every Friday we give out free stuff, from information and training videos to advice and other goodies. We’ve had free exercise classes from Vibrofit, Hampers, Chocolates and Crêpes from The Creperie Brighton, and there all sourced from local businesses. Next month…Read More

Cardens celebrates 8 years with a Brazilian World Cup themed Party

On the Thursday 5th June Cardens Accountants celebrated 8 years in business. To celebrate our success we held a Brazilian World Cup themed Birthday party in the Boundary rooms of the Sussex County Cricket Club in Hove. The evening was covered in glorious sunshine and it seemed to be the start of summer! There was…Read More

10 Useful Accounting Terms and What They Mean

You’ve heard most of them a few times, and maybe now you have got to the point where you don’t think you can ask. So to save any blushes, below are 10 ten common accounting terms and what they mean. Provision – an accounting estimate used for a liability of uncertain timing or amount. 2.…Read More

Chestnut Tree House: Nina’s visit and the great work they do

This week, Cardens Marketing assistant Nina went to visit Chestnut Tree House, one of the local Charities we support as part of our “One percent makes a difference” Charity commitment. Nina went to see all the great work they do for families and children around Sussex, to experience hands on their vital work with families.…Read More

Tax Investigation protection: What is it and why do I need it?

What is Tax Investigation Protection? Tax investigation protection is an annual  policy that will pay our fees to deal with an HMRC tax enquiry in the event that HMRC start an enquiry into your tax affairs. The costs of these enquires can sometimes run into thousands of pounds and this gives you reassurance that our…Read More

Changes in Employers National Insurance contributions

The government have announced that some employers will benefit from an allowance on their employer’s NI contributions from this tax year. If you are eligible you can reduce your employer Class 1 NICs by up to £2,000 each tax year, you can claim the Employment Allowance if you are a business or charity that pays…Read More

HMRC Tax credits for the gaming industry – what you need to know!

After it was first considered about 7 years ago, we finally have tax breaks for the video games industry to rival those that have been available for film production and research and development companies for a few years now. The relief is expected to be worth around £190m in extra investment into the video games…Read More

P11D Forms: An Idiots Guide to P11d’s

Do you receive or pay your staff expenses or benefits in the year to employees earning over £8,500 a year or directors? Then by law you need to complete and submit a P11d form to HMRC for each employee that has received the benefits and a P11d(b) to summarise the class 1A NIC due. KEY…Read More

RTI & PAYE: The changes and Everything you need to know

From the start of the new tax year in April 2013 HMRC introduced changes to the way in which PAYE and payroll information is reported (described as “Real Time Information” or “RTI”). RTI replaces the need to submit the previous end of year payroll summary, the P35. It is important that directors and employers know…Read More

A Gift from Fruitdrop to the Cardens Offices

You know what it’s like after Christmas, you have January blues which leads to February blues and really all you want to do all day is eat cake, chocolates and comfort food. That New Year’s resolution to eat healthier is out the window. Longing for a healthier alternative and with Fruitdrop offering us a box…Read More

Xero Cloud Accounting: Everything you need to know- Everything we can offer

Back to Basics: What is Cloud accounting?   Cloud accounting is in simple, accounting using ‘the cloud’ which is using online space to store data. This data is accessible any time of day using any device that can be connected to the internet. Xero: What is Xero and who is it for?   It’s a…Read More

Let us introduce you to our marathon Runners

Running a marathon seems pretty crazy to most of us but this year at Cardens we have 2 members of staff braving it. The Brighton marathon is a distance of 42.195 km or 26 miles and 385 yards. The marathon takes places every April in Brighton along the south coast. We’ve set up a short…Read More

Receipt Bank: Your questions answered

Receipt bank works with bookkeepers and accountants providing a software tool that enable’s small businesses to gather, store and process their receipts and invoices as easy and as cost effective as possible. Receipt bank is used by accountants and bookkeepers around the world to improve their efficiency and provide excellent service to their clients. There…Read More

New app features are finally here!

Have you been enjoying our app as much as we have? In case your behind- Back in August we launched our first CARDENS ACCOUNTANTS app! It’s completely free to download and it’s available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Here are some of the key features: Tax calculator Arrange a meeting Tax tables Key dates…Read More

Cloud Accounting: The Benefits of Xero

Xero: What’s it all about? We like to offer you flexibility and ease when it comes to managing your accounts. That’s why we work with two different cloud accounting companies to give you the best options available on the market right now. As Gold Partners, we know our stuff when it comes to Xero, and using it…Read More

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