Let’s face it. The extra work you picked up in lockdown is no longer just a side-hustle. It’s a business and you should be treating it like one.
Does your accountant need to be local?
Thames Williams welcomes clients local to Birmingham and the West Midlands, but we also work with businesses in specific sectors.
Do you really need an accountant?
With cloud software and Google at your fingertips, do you really need an accountant? The answer is almost always yes. Here’s why.
Why you should never overlook corporate culture
As a small business owner, your focus is on bringing in new clients, getting the work done, growing your profits and keeping your investors happy. While you’re busy with all of that, culture can seem like a nice-to-have. But the reality is that strong company culture...
7 signs you need a new accountant
How do you know when it’s time to think about changing accountant? Here are seven signs that you probably need a new accountant.
The truth behind Xero accountants
Xero’s framed itself as the default choice for millennial SMEs. But does using it automatically make an accountant modern and forward-thinking?
HMRC is not your friend – don’t go to them for tax advice
People think HMRC is more business-friendly now it’s got a digital presence and smart branding. But the reality is, they’re not on your business’s side.
Autumn Budget and Spending Review Bingo
What’s the Chancellor got in store for us this year? We’ve put together our expectations so you can follow along on the day. (Drinking game optional.)
Should You Register for VAT or Not?
Should you register for VAT or Not? This article will provide you with enough information to help you make that decision.
The Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) Extended
Yesterday our PM, Boris Johnson announced England would be entering another national lockdown as of Thursday 5th November until Wednesday the 2nd of December. As a result of this, the government announced the extension of the Furlough Scheme till the end of December...
The Ins and Outs of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
Background The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least three months starting from 1 March 2020. HMRC expect the scheme to be up and running by the end of April. The purpose of the scheme is to support employers...
Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Are you eligible?
Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). This will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) who have lost income due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This scheme will...
You’ve been told to close your restaurant. What now?
Thames Williams has been closely documenting the on going economic changes due to the current Coronavirus outbreak for our clients. On 20 March 2020, in a necessary move, the UK Government declared the closure of Restaurants, Bars and Clubs. Interestingly, this did...
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