• Posted June 16, 2017

Go Home On Time

#GOHOMEONTIME Mental health at work can be one of the subjects that people are frightened to talk about, but there are many ways to get help should you need it (see some of the links below). It is estimated three in ten employees will experience a mental health problem in any one year, and as […]


  • Posted May 22, 2017

Bradford City go to Wembley

Office Manager Adam travels to London! It’s not every day that accountants from Bradford travel to London, but as Bradford City made it to the League 1 play-off final after beating Fleetwood Town in the semi-finals I made the trip down with my wife (Stacey), her uncle (Adrian), her god son (William) and Joel our […]


  • Posted May 18, 2017

Whitesides are Recruiting

ACA Trainee Required for Accountants in Leeds We are looking to recruit an ACA Trainee Accountant to join our office in Leeds in September 2017 (or earlier by agreement). What to expect As a trainee accountant, you will be given an insight in to a wide range of areas including financial and management accounts preparation, audit work(including Solicitors Accounts Rules Audits […]


  • Posted May 3, 2017

Tax Changes for Contractors

There have been unprecedented number of tax changes affecting the contractor sector recently. Below we have considered some of the changes due to affect the contractor sector this year. IR35 and Public Sector Contractors From April, most contractors working with the public sector are likely to be caught under the new IR35 rules. This means […]


  • Posted November 24, 2016

Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

In his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced an introduction of a new 16.5% flat rate of VAT for businesses which have a very low cost base. These businesses will be known as a ‘limited cost trader’. From 1 April 2017, new and existing users of the Flat Rate Scheme will need to determine whether […]


  • Posted November 16, 2016

Who needs to complete a Self Assessment tax return?

The tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April to following year. You will need to complete a Self Assessment tax return if, in the last tax year any of the following applied to you: You were self-employed; You received more than £2,500 in untaxed income, for example from renting out a property or […]


  • Posted November 10, 2016

What’s the difference between the Living Wage and the Minimum Wage?

Does your business have employees? Are you paying them enough?  Not knowing the difference between the Living Wage, the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage could result in large penalties for failing to pay employees correctly. To help clarify, here is a summary of the three main terms relating to wages:   National […]


  • Posted October 25, 2016

Deadline for paper tax returns approaches

The deadline for submitting your self-assessment paper tax return for the 2015/16 tax year is 31 October 2016. You need to complete form SA100, with details of any of the following sources of income: Income from self-employment Employment income Dividends Income/expenses from rental property Gains/losses made from selling assets. There are also additional sections for […]


  • Posted September 26, 2016

Shared Parental leave…..one year on

Shared parental leave was implemented just over a year ago, but new figures show a conflicting picture. Depending on what statistics you look at take-up has been quoted at anything between 1% and 30%. One thing that is clear, is that there is still a lack of knowledge, both from the employer and the employees […]