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Marcus Fillier; the circle of life

April 20th, 2017 Marcus Fillier, Performance Works

The exciting variety of business personalities that lie behind their various office, workshop and factory facades never ceases to amaze us. Emily Bentley, our Business Development and Marketing Manager, has been out and about visiting some of them to explore their personal stories.   Life has come almost full circle for client Marcus Fillier, owner […]

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Baldwins expands Northern presence following 4th acquisition

April 3rd, 2017 CTC Accountants join Baldwins Accountancy Group

Newcastle-based CTC Chartered Accountants has become the latest North East practice to be acquired by the Baldwins Accountancy Group.   Twelve months on from the Midlands headquartered firm’s first foray into the region, which saw the buyout of Rowlands Accountants, one of the largest independent accountancy firms in the North East, Baldwins has added CTC […]

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Academy newsletter – issue 19 – March 2017

March 24th, 2017

Click here to view our latest Academy newsletter. If you would like to discuss any of the content further, please contact Graham Fitzgerald.

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Three of the best: Baldwins appoints trio of directors

March 23rd, 2017 Baldwins new directors at Wynyard, Sarah Hale, Julie Gilhespie and Greg Hare pictured with MD Martin Barber

We are proud to announce that we have expanded our Wynyard-based team with the appointment of three highly experienced directors.   Always looking for opportunities to grow our service and team of experts, we have employed Julie Gilhespie as corporate finance director, Sarah Hale as audit director and Greg Hare as tax director (pictured L-R: […]

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£20,000 investment up for grabs for the North East’s budding entrepreneurs

March 22nd, 2017 KickStart Young Entrepreneur Award

Budding entrepreneurs in the North East are being given the chance to turn their business dream into a reality, with a five-figure investment up for grabs.   Applications for Baldwins Accountants’ KickStart Young Entrepreneur Awards have opened in the region for the first time, following its roaring success in the Midlands over the past four […]

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Breaking news: Budget announcement reversed for NICs

March 15th, 2017

The Telegraph has just reported the ‘most dramatic Budget U-turn in recent memory’, with the announcement that the NIC increase for the self employed, outlined by Philip Hammond in last week’s Spring Budget, has been reversed.   We highlighted this change in our blog, NIC changed for self employed, and featured the announcement as part of […]

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NIC changes for self employed

March 8th, 2017

Billed as a measure of fairness, after all the self employed were given better state pension rights in 2016 (worth around £1,800), their National Insurance (NICs) burden is set to rise. It must also be considered almost inevitable that the rates will rise further still to match the rate applicable to employees.   The Chancellor […]

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Taxation avoidance, evasion and compliance

March 8th, 2017

The whole tone of the Chancellor’s budget speech suggests a high degree of suspicion of those of us who earn a living other than as an employee. The Chancellor also showed some suspicion about those who traded within LLPs or personal service companies.   The whole question of how people trade is within the remit […]

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Business rates

March 8th, 2017

Business rates, sometimes referred to as the ‘commercial council tax’, will increase for many businesses, principally as a result of the recent uplift in underlying rateable values.   The business rates regime itself includes provisions for an absolute exemption (rateable values below £12,000 per annum) and tapered relief (rateable values between £12,000 and £15,000, per […]

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Changes to Dividend Taxation

March 8th, 2017

The Chancellor announced changes from 2018/19 to the “Dividend tax allowance”. This is a simple measure that reduces the current £5,000 allowance to £2,000.   Individual taxpayers, with dividends in excess of £2,000, will pay extra tax of between £0.075p and £0.0381p on each £1 of dividend income they receive in excess of the new […]

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