• Posted June 29, 2020

What Value Can A Chartered Accountants Bring To My Small Business?

As chartered accountants and business advisors we have the knowledge and skills needed to help businesses at every stage of their growth cycle. Help Developing a Business Plan Involving your chartered accountant in developing a business plan for your company can be a smart move. We can provide useful insight into key business indicators and […]


  • Posted June 15, 2020

FREE On-line Event: Refresh Your Business

FREE Event: Refresh Your Business – Post Lockdown Covid-19 will have affected your business no matter what size or sector you are in.  Here at Whitesides we’ve got more than 30 years of experience, which we can draw on to help you ‘Refresh Your Business’. We’re arranging some FREE online events where we will help […]


  • Posted June 11, 2020

Financial Planning For Your Post Lockdown Business

With the first non-essential retail premises beginning to reopen and the initial panic has passed, it’s time for businesses to look at their situation and begin to plan for the future and what the “new normal” might look like for them. One of the main drivers of business success is financial planning and preparing for […]


  • Posted May 11, 2020

What are trivial benefits and what are the rules you need to follow?

In 2016 the regulations for trivial benefits changed. Before the change employers could provide tea and coffee and perhaps a small seasonal gift to their employees without having to disclose the cost on a P11D or within a PAYE settlement agreement.  Under the new rules there is more flexibility and provide you stick to the […]


  • Posted April 13, 2020

What is National Insurance and do I have to pay National Insurance?

National Insurance is pretty complicated with all the different classes so below is a brief summary of the current NIC regime.  All the rates mentioned below are for the 2020/21 tax year. What is National Insurance? NIC is a tax on earned income, it is divided into different classes.  Class 1 is paid on employment […]