Do you need help to get started with your financial plan?

15/09/2016

Achieving your financial goals is made harder when you don’t have a plan laid out on paper. Without a timescale, a sense of priority and an idea of how you will use your money in the future, how can you be sure that you’ll achieve what you want to in your lifetime? This is where…

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Audits and accounts

25/08/2016

An audit is an official inspection of a company or organisation’s accounts by an independent body. A company can choose to be audited in order to prove to its investors or shareholders that its accounts are sound. An external audit should also determine whether all financial reporting is in accordance with current accounting standards and…

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Gifts and inheritance tax

Inheritance tax (IHT) at 40% is due on the portion of a person’s estate that exceeds £325,000. This can be reduced to 36% if 10% (or more) of the estate is given to charity. Married couples and civil partners can transfer any unused allowance to their spouse, meaning the nil-rate band can potentially double to…

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Extracting profits from your business

21/07/2016

A guide to tax-efficient profit extraction for business owners. Owning and running your business is a tough proposition but it is vitally important that people continue to do it. As well as the rewards that come from hard work and determination, there are also monetary benefits to running your own business. There are a variety…

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PKB hosts successful business event

13/05/2016

Last week PKB Accountants hosted a successful and informative event for business owners. Taking place on the 6th of May 2016 at HSBC at the Thames Valley Business Centre in Reading, ‘Your Business…You’re Not Alone’ was a free event that allowed guests to discover more information about current and relevant topics for their business. The…

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