• 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 […]


  • Posted April 1, 2020

Time Management tips for small business owners

As a business owner everything is your responsibility from ordering stationery and sending out the post to hiring staff and marketing the business. As well as all these day to day tasks you need to take time to plan the business strategy and longer-term business objectives. If you are struggling to find time here are […]


  • Posted March 24, 2020

Payroll Year-end Checklist – What you need to do and when

Preparing for the payroll year-end can seem a bit of a daunting task, especially if it is your first time but don’t worry Tanis has put together a handy checklist for you to follow to make sure you don’t miss any important deadlines. Check your Payroll Year End This may seem an obvious thing, but […]


  • Posted March 23, 2020

Coronavirus – What support is my business eligible for?

  We have developed a tool to help you discover what government support is available for your business. This has been updated for the information released by the Chancellor on Thursday 26 March 2020.  If you would like your results emailed to you please provide your email address below   Need more guidance? For more […]


  • Posted March 13, 2020

Do you Need to do a Tax Return?

Whitesides Accountant & Tax Advisor Sarah Greenwood answers “Do you Need to do a Tax Return?” It depends. If you’ve just got employment income, for example you’ve got three or four little part-time jobs, you don’t need to do a tax return because all your income is accounted under pay as you earn. HMRC recently […]