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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. ONS figures published in...

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 Brexit negotiations are now reaching a head, with...

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. Following the EU Referendum on June 23rd 2016, the value of the pound dropped...

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. Before the bank holiday weekend began, retail insight...

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. Research by credit report provider Noddle shows that the average Briton must find an extra...

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. Depending on your company structure, you may also have...

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...

Advice for companies that have gone into administration

Much of the administration advice online is aimed at employees - protecting their employment rights, and so on - but administration advice for business owners can be harder to come by. If your company is facing insurmountable debt problems, administration is an...

Manchester property accountants see capital gains exceed earnings

Our Manchester property accountants have seen figures from the Halifax that show capital gains on property ownership in some areas of the city have outpaced earnings in the past two years. The bank calculated average individual earnings for local areas throughout the...

Retail insolvencies affect four times the employees in 2016

Final figures for 2016 show retail insolvencies affected four times as many employees and twice as many locations as in the previous year. Over Christmas and the New Year, we looked at the Who's Gone Bust? report from the Centre for Retail Research, picking out some...

Starter Homes raise questions for property accountants in Manchester

Greater Manchester has been selected as one of 30 regions to participate in the first round of Starter Homes construction, raising important questions for property accountants in Manchester, Salford and the surrounding towns. Brownfield sites from Bolton to Bury and...

Big-brand corporate insolvencies in 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, it's a time to reflect on some of the big-brand corporate insolvencies to hit the retail sector, and if you thought it began and ended with BHS, you'd be wrong. In fact several instantly recognisable brands have fallen by the wayside in 2016...

Retail company insolvency on the rise in 2016

We don't need to reach the end of the year to already know that retail company insolvency is up in 2016 when compared with the full 12 months of 2015. Store closures and job losses were driven largely by the collapse of British Home Stores, or BHS, which registered as...