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R&D Tax Claims Hit New High. Are you missing out?

The number of businesses claiming tax relief on Research and Development (R&D) has increased significantly, with the latest figures indicating a 24% rise in claims since last year. The big question is, could you be eligible to make a claim? The scope for identifying R&D is huge – in fact, it exists in every single […]

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An alarming number of businesses are still unaware of Making Tax Digital

Despite a great deal of discussion amongst the accountancy industry, recent research has suggested that a worrying number of businesses themselves don’t know about the forthcoming Making Tax Digital (MTD) changes. The research, by the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), suggests over 40% of small firms soon to be mandatorily included […]

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Budget Summary 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his third budget, telling MPs that “austerity is finally coming to an end”. We have created a simple overview which covers the main points we think may have an impact on you and your business, download our 2018 budget guide. If you would like any advice or help on any of the topics […]

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Stafford & Co get into the competitive spirit for the Rossendale Triathlon

We are proud of our team members who recently completed the Rossendale Triathlon on Sunday 27th May. The triathlon was made up of a 400m swim, 21km bike ride and 5km run and we entered 2 teams that were made up of Emma, Nick & Alex who completed the course in 1hour 33mins and Molly, […]

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Welcome to our new Director

  Stafford & Co welcome a new Director to their growing team whilst they continue to invest in local young talent from across the region. The growing firm, based in Bolton, has appointed Dominic Grimes as Operations Director to help assist with the next stage of its growth. Never one to shy from hard work, Dominic, who […]

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Lifetime Financial Responsibility – New Year

The business owners amongst us know that January means one thing – it’s tax return time! Let’s face it, few of us relish the process of completing our annual tax return, even if you’ve got a friendly accountant to help out (did we mention that we know one or two?!) However, if it’s got to […]

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Budget Guide 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered the budget, which he says will “help families to cope with the cost of living”. We have created a simple overview which covers the main points we think may have an impact on you and your business, download our 2017 budget guide. If you would like any advice or help on any of […]

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Pension contributions are increasing from April 2018

Payroll is one of the most important processes and largest recurring cost to a business. Following the introduction of automatic enrolment for pensions, businesses need to be aware of and prepare for minimum contributions to pensions increasing again in April. Below is a summary of the changes and the actions you need to take to ensure you […]

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