Strategic plans for businesses

An area where we find ourselves advising clients more and more is in putting together strategic plans for their businesses. It is our experience that businesses that understand the personal goals of the owners as well as the corporate goals of their business are usually the most successful. They are driven to achieve their goals as, unlike most businesses, the …

Tokyo Marathon update

When I first got the idea to run the World Marathon Majors and raise funds for The Childrens Adventure Farm Trust www.caft.co.uk I didn’t expect that I would have to travel half way around the world to complete one of them but, in November 2012 at the cancelled New York marathon, it was announced that Tokyo would become the 6th …

2013-14 Year end tax planning opportunities

Four things cannot come back – the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity.  One reason that some people pay more tax than they need is because they do not seize the opportunities open to them.  Below is a summary for some tax saving opportunities to consider not letting slip through your fingers before 5 …

Tokyo marathon update

Well the run went beyond my wildest expectations! Having done so little training and been injured I really had low hopes. So I went and recorded my second fastest marathon with a 3.24.31! The start of the race was a little chaotic, incredibly busy and they placed slower runners in the front pen (some Japanese association that gives runners a …

Tokyo marathon in aid of CAFT

As tax return “silly season” comes to an end and work pressure lightens its now time to re-focus on other things away from the office!   I took on the task of trying to complete the three World Marathon Majors that I hadn’t yet completed (New York, Tokyo and London) to try to raise funds for The Childrens Adventure Farm …

HMRC excuse number 8

From a Kent Financial Services firm – “Our business doesn’t really do much”

HMRC excuse 7

“I’ve been cruising round the world in my yacht and only picking up post when I’m on dry land”

HMRC Excuse 6

From a working tax driver – “My bad back means I can’t go upstairs.  That’s where my tax return is

HMRC excuse 5

“I’ve been far too busy touring the country with my one man play” – Coventry writer