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Parents – Childcare is Changing

We are in a period of big changes for parents with children in childcare. Do you know that a little under 10.5 million children aged between 0 – 15 years require some form of childcare at some time in the year? Are you one of those parents? If so, you may have heard about the…Read More

Company Directors and the Minimum Wage

For several years accountants have advised clients who are directors and owners of limited companies to adopt a policy of “low salary – high dividend”.  By adopting this policy in 2015/16 company directors could have paid themselves a tax free salary of £10,600 and a tax free dividend of £28,606, a total of £39,206 tax free…Read More

Automatic Enrolment

Since April 2012, all UK employers are legally obliged to automatically enroll all eligible workers into a qualifying pension scheme by a specific deadline (‘staging date’). Where this applies you must by law create and maintain detailed records of correspondence with workers, workforce assessments, joiners and leavers and pension payments. This is one of the…Read More

Employment Allowance

For the past two tax years (2014/15 and 2015/16) most employers have been able to reduce their employer’s national insurance bill by a maximum of £2,000 a year. We have applied this to all clients where we prepare the payroll. For the current tax year (2016/17) the employment allowance increases to a maximum of £3,000 a…Read More

Not all accountants are the same

Some accountants are boring, some are not so boring, and some are just plain mad!  How would you describe your accountant? We at Bambury & Co are sure we don’t fit the usual picture people have in their minds of accountants, and especially of chartered accountants like ourselves.  We are very friendly and very laid…Read More

Probate Work

We at Bambury & Co are very proud that we were one of the first firms of chartered accountants authorised by the ICAEW to carry out non-contentious probate work. Probate is a logical addition to our will writing service and enables us to offer a “one shop stop” service to clients. In addition both of these services…Read More

Why we’ve partnered with CrunchBoards

Traditionally accountants help with your figures in a historical and reactive way.  They would review what happened last month, quarter or year.  At Bambury & Co we’re not in business to be a traditional accountant.  Our number one priority is you, your business and helping you to make the most of the figures. We want…Read More

2016 is going to be an exciting year!!

New Year greetings to everyone! 2016 is going to be an exciting year for Bambury & Co. This year we will be taking a lot of time to explain to clients and prospective clients that chartered accountants such as ourselves are not just “number crunchers”. By offering timely and relevant help and advice we want…Read More

Top Tips To Consider When Starting A Business

Here’s our list of the top things to lookout for when starting a business. Appreciate that setting up and running a business takes a lot of time and commitment. The rewards can be great but you have to know why you are starting your own business and what you are getting into. Identify your strengths…Read More

Critical business information in real time

Every successful business has its finger on the pulse. You need to know the key numbers.  Not the numbers in last year’s accounts; they’re out of date.  Redundant. You need today’s numbers. And that’s where your cloud accounting system comes in.  If you don’t have a cloud accounting system this blog will explain the benefits…Read More

Automatic Enrolment – Nine Employer Responsibilities

Automatic enrolment is the mechanism behind the government’s Workplace Pension Reform (WPR).  This states that when they meet certain criteria workers need to be automatically enrolled on a nominated pension scheme. Employers need to be aware of their responsibilities under automatic enrolment.  These are: Know your staging date – The staging date is based on…Read More

Started a new business? What’s in your budget?

You’ve started your new business. You’ve been to see the bank manager and opened a business account. You’ve registered for PAYE and VAT. You’ve chosen the accounting system you want to use. And you’ve started trading. You’ve even taken on some staff! So far so good. But where are you going? You would never set…Read More

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