Merry Christmas from PKB Accountants

Merry Christmas from PKB Accountants


Office Hours Our office will close on Friday 22 December 2017 at 12:00noon and re open at 09:00am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Self Assessment Tax Returns 2016/17 If you still need to complete your 2016/17 Self Assessment Tax Return (SATR), please remember that the Return and any payment due has to be with HMRC…

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5 Ways Limited Companies Can Take The Pain Out Of End Of Year Accounts


In life, the end of another year is marked by fireworks and celebrating. But in business, year-end accounts are usually met with groans and tension. If you’ve ever wanted to make the whole process more pain-free, here’s the essential PKB guide.   1. No More Audits For all business years starting after January 1st 2016,…

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Autumn Budget 2017 round-up


A number of measures which have been designed to boost business and productivity were announced in the 2017 Autumn Budget. Below we give a round-up of some of the most significant announcements made by the chancellor.   Business rates Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed that future business rate increases will be determined by the Consumer Prices…

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Claims for research and development tax credits hit record high


According to official figures which have been released by HMRC, research and development (R&D) tax credit claims have hit a record high.   Data from the 2014/15 financial year shows that claims totaled £1 billion but by 2015/16, this figure had risen to £1.345 billion. The total number of claims for R&D credits in 2015/16…

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Abolishment of class 2 national insurance gets delayed


  Chancellor Philip Hammond has delayed the decision to abolish class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs) by 12 months.   The policy, which was first announced by Hammond’s predecessor George Osborne in 2016, would have seen class 2 NICs incorporated in reformed class 4 NICs from April 2018. Because this is no longer happening however,…

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