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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...

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...

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...

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...