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How to minimise stress when going through a company liquidation

April is Stress Awareness Month and if you're going through a company liquidation or on the brink of insolvency proceedings, it's likely to be a stressful time. However, you are not alone - in 2018, there were over 16,000 company insolvencies in the UK, up 10% over...

How will Dental Contract Reform affect the way dentists are paid?

NHS England's Dental Contract Reform programme is due to extend to include around 120 dental practices by the end of the 2018-19 financial year, as part of ongoing efforts that could change the way dentists are paid for the work they do. What changes can dentists...

What you need to know about the charge on disguised remuneration loans

Last months Valentine's Day brought with it updated guidance from HMRC relating to the disguised remuneration charge on loans, a tax avoidance measure used in the past to refrain from paying Income Tax and National Insurance contributions. Disguised remuneration loans...

Cryptocurrency tax update – What changed in 2018?

With a new year underway, it's a good time for a cryptocurrency tax update as we look at the current rules that apply to 'virtual' currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash and Ripple. In recent years these have been seen by many as a good way to gain considerable...

Making Tax Digital for VAT – April 1st introduction approaches

We are fast approaching the introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT, which will apply to the first VAT return filed by businesses after April 1st 2019. It's important to be ready for this. You may need to make considerable changes to your accounting processes in...

Accountancy services for start-ups and young businesses in Manchester

Crawfords' accountancy services for start-ups and young businesses in Manchester and across the North West can help the region's fledgling firms to make the best possible start, while contributing significantly to the region's local economy. Start-up growth in the...

Unleash your finances with cloud accounting

Cloud accounting is the solution if you have always found the administrative burden of keeping on top of your accounts too much to bear - and it can also make it easier to give your accountant the information they need to file your tax returns and complete other...

UK businesses at risk of insolvency due to Brexit

UK businesses on balance expect negative economic impacts to arise from the Brexit process, according to a recent Bank of England survey, hinting at an increased risk of corporate insolvency in the years to come. The Financial Repercussions of Brexit on UK Businesses...

Are HMRC still Making Tax Digital?

For businesses and self-employed individuals alike, the announcement of HMRC's Making Tax Digital initiative was a cause of concern more than it was one of confidence. Under the proposals, filing your tax returns would transition to a more digital process, giving you...

Insolvency in the holiday and hospitality sector

The start of 2018 has been a difficult time for company insolvency in the holiday and hospitality sector, as operators continue to face a pound that is much weaker than in previous years. Brexit and the strength of the pound Following the EU Referendum on June 23rd...

Business insolvency risks as ‘Beaster’ weekend hits retailers

Following an unsettled start to 2018, many retailers may have been pinning their hopes on the early Easter weekend to help them allay any fears of business insolvency heading into the new financial year. Drop in non-food retailers Before the bank holiday weekend...

Are you springing into personal insolvency?

Most of us welcome the longer daylight hours of springtime after a dark winter, but for some it raises the threat of personal insolvency, with more hours in the day to pay for. Longer days may increase reliance on credit Research by credit report provider Noddle shows...

Cryptocurrency Tax Implications

Cryptocurrency and the tax implications surrounding it Cryptocurrency is one of the big buzz words continuing from 2017 into 2018, with Bitcoin the most widely known; however, with nearly 50 active cryptocurrencies listed on Wikipedia alone, and more 'official'...

Company administration advice from Crawfords Insolvency

Crawfords Insolvency are here to help with any company administration advice you might need, from the very first days of financial difficulty through to disposing of assets and reimbursing the right creditors if your business is not able to be saved. This is an...

Advice for companies that have gone bankrupt

The UK insolvency system doesn't technically consider companies as 'bankrupt', instead opting for terms like 'liquidation', but if you've gone out of business due to financial problems, it's a minor distinction. Differences in personal and business bankruptcy...

Manchester accountant auditing services to rely on

Our Manchester accountant auditing services offer a fresh take on your business, and have helped many companies in Manchester, Salford and the surrounding metropolitan area to identify potential improvements that may have been missed in the preceding years. It can be...

Advice for companies that have gone into liquidation

Company liquidation is not just one process - in fact there are several different ways for it to happen, each of which will have an effect on the nature of the advice for companies that have gone into liquidation. These include: Creditors' voluntary liquidation (where...

Why you may see more of our Manchester tax accountants in 2018

HMRC's Making Tax Digital campaign - previously known as Making Tax Easier - is likely to significantly increase many people's reliance on our Manchester tax accountants from 2018 onwards. That is when the planned two-year roll-out of the new self-assessment process...