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  1. In the past, we've opened in between but found...

    In the past, we've opened in between but found that there's little activity from clients so not worth. For the last three or so years we've pretty well closed down completely but with key staff...
  2. The changes happened on March 2017 so that seems...

    The changes happened on March 2017 so that seems strange.

    Anyhow, as NLUK say, time to move I'd say. 1st Online are freeagent accountants so any transfer should be easy enough.
  3. Aren't they part of Brookson now?

    Aren't they part of Brookson now?
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    I agree with this. It's a kind of sunk cost...

    I agree with this. It's a kind of sunk cost fallacy that stops this.
  5. There lots of smaller firms who are both...

    There lots of smaller firms who are both contractor-specialist and able to provide the personal service redolent of a traditional practice. In my (less than impartial) view those are worth seeking...
  6. Hey guys. Thought we were ripping into Nixon...

    Hey guys. Thought we were ripping into Nixon Williams, not me!

    Yes, there was an ownership issue so we opened up another company. And you’re right, I should have filed and kept up to date but a...
  7. Shameless. And I didn't actually mean it. Link...

    Shameless. And I didn't actually mean it. Link updated
  8. #Plugremoved

    #Plugremoved
  9. Can I ask who it was? I’m sure they dressed it up...

    Can I ask who it was? I’m sure they dressed it up as a great benefit to the client but it does sound like a cash grab to me. Sacrificing profit for cash in the bank seems strange, and maybe a bit...
  10. On the back of this, I did a quick straw poll on...

    On the back of this, I did a quick straw poll on LinkedIn and, while definitely not enough respondents to make it comprehensive, 2 out of every 3 said they’d pay up front for 10% off. So it may be...
  11. Indeed. Fixed. Thanks.

    Indeed. Fixed. Thanks.
  12. That’s a good point. It’s a nice option to have...

    That’s a good point. It’s a nice option to have if cash flow isn’t great but it eats into the margins so it’s not great business-wise for us. That said, it’s also a nice inducement to be able to...
  13. I think in that case my first post applies. How...

    I think in that case my first post applies. How long have you been with them? They might take a view on it if you’ve been a client for a while.
  14. So do we but not generally advertised.

    So do we but not generally advertised.
  15. Accountants with good deals for Dormant Ltd companies?

    There does seem to be a general failure among some contractors to understand that accountants don’t only work when you do. Most of the work we do is on an annual cycle and therefore whether you are...
  16. I'd say 4 out of 5 of our clients expect a...

    I'd say 4 out of 5 of our clients expect a response same day (or within 24 hours). We also work on a "first contact resolution" basis which means the "thanks for your email"approach doesn't work. Of...
  17. Average cost of an accountant?

    Be careful of judging this by price alone. As has been mentioned above accountants do a lot more than most clients realise. It’s not our time your paying for, per se, it’s our knowledge, judgement...
  18. You should use FreeAgent. Tide integrates with it.

    You should use FreeAgent. Tide integrates with it.
  19. There are also a couple of company registration...

    There are also a couple of company registration companies in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Can’t remember the names but Google will.
  20. Your accountant probably. That’s how we do it. No...

    Your accountant probably. That’s how we do it. No charge either.
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    Fair play. Missed that one.

    Fair play. Missed that one.
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    I thinks the most concerning thing is that Darren...

    I thinks the most concerning thing is that Darren hasn’t been posting here in a month, since the rumours started kicking around. He used to be very prolific and now he’s not. And he’s not defended...
  23. Submitting amended accounts to HMRC myself rather than Accountant

    Unlikely, as both will probably appear as “Other Taxation” in current liabilities.

    Got to say, if a client asked me to make this change after another accountant made the mistake I’d be inclined...
  24. I thinks it’s an easy enough process to submit...

    I thinks it’s an easy enough process to submit the accounts on HMRC’s website but it can take a while.

    Your current accountant could load up the trial balance in their system and submit it in,...
  25. Try tide.co. Shouldn’t have any problems with...

    Try tide.co. Shouldn’t have any problems with them.
  26. Can’t help thinking this lot should have done a...

    Can’t help thinking this lot should have done a bit of research before naming their firm.

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/11036424/officers
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    I think this is fairly solid advice. I’d add to...

    I think this is fairly solid advice. I’d add to it that a FreeAgent partner is also a key requirement. There’s a “find an accountant” section on their website. Might be an idea to cross reference...
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    Leaving SJD Accountants

    Might be helpful to the OP if you say which accountant. (Hope its us hope its us hopes its us. Pretty sure it’s not us)
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    Genuine questions: Why do you want someone...

    Genuine questions:

    Why do you want someone local? We hear this quite regularly but it’s absolutely not important at all.

    What is it about Dolan that’s piqued your interest?
  30. Can’t see any benefit in paying salary tbh....

    Can’t see any benefit in paying salary tbh. Dividend out all the income you need. But also look at deferral and pensions if you’re seeking tax efficiency.
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    Regardless of whether it’s termed a loan or not,...

    Regardless of whether it’s termed a loan or not, if you’re getting an income for working/providing a service and not paying tax on it by whatever convoluted means, you’re in HMRC’s crosshairs. And...
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    Although being a wife does. [emoji15] ...

    Although being a wife does. [emoji15]

    Consider me suitably chastened.
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    Having a husband does not signify gender. [emoji6]

    Having a husband does not signify gender. [emoji6]
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    He asked for recommendations not a sales pitch...

    He asked for recommendations not a sales pitch [emoji3]
  35. This happened to us today - it might even be you....

    This happened to us today - it might even be you. We waived the first month’s fee. Small price to pay for a new relationship and a nice bit of goodwill to kick things off with.
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    Indeed. Or that way. Which is why, like you, we...

    Indeed. Or that way. Which is why, like you, we don’t really get involved in this.
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    It's fairly common to hold property (or other...

    It's fairly common to hold property (or other assets) outside the trading company. Although the holding company approach isn't uncommon, it's just as normal (I'd say) for the property company to be a...
  38. Darren Roberts is Darren @ Dynamo as was...

    Darren Roberts is Darren @ Dynamo as was according to my LinkedIn.
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    Mea culpa. I thought they charged £95 plus...

    Mea culpa.

    I thought they charged £95 plus vat.

    Don’t chastise me for not being able to count. Just for not being able to remember. Or read.
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    I agree. Just seems a bit tawdry.

    I agree. Just seems a bit tawdry.
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    Resurrecting an old thread i know but they must...

    Resurrecting an old thread i know but they must be persisting with this as I’ve had a client forward a letter he received. The headline is “are you getting value for money from BroomeAffinity?” They...
  42. Speak to your accountant. Get them to handle it...

    Speak to your accountant. Get them to handle it bit if you have insurance invoke that so that the fees are covered. If you’re concerned about over providing, ensure you approve everything before...
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    "Get an accountant" is coming. But in the...

    "Get an accountant" is coming. But in the meantime...

    You're misunderstanding the fundamentals of VAT registration. You don't need to register for VAT until you actually breach the threshold and...
  44. Sticky: I’d say most of the active accountants on here...

    I’d say most of the active accountants on here hit they mark, no? Dynamo, Maslins, Jessica, dare I say it, myself, all have that balance.
  45. Indeed. Quoted property rates there. Head’s up my...

    Indeed. Quoted property rates there. Head’s up my @rse.

    ER has too many what If’s around it to say with confidence whether it’d apply.
  46. Capital distribution I’d suggest. Wait till after...

    Capital distribution I’d suggest. Wait till after 5/4 and pay £2k divi first. Then First £11k is exempt (assuming no other cg in the year.) the balance is taxed at 18% or 28% depending on your other...
  47. If you’re satisfied you’re outside ir35, and by...

    If you’re satisfied you’re outside ir35, and by that I mean you’ve done the due diligence on the working practices, tell your accountants you’re outside. If you’re unsure get a review. Could be £120...
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    I reckon most accountants could handle this. Not...

    I reckon most accountants could handle this. Not sure i’d fancy it though. Lots of headaches I’d guess.
  49. I know from a couple of reliable sources that...

    I know from a couple of reliable sources that Hardeep has had some kind of mental breakdown. I know it’s rough on the contractors concerned but I reckon he’s not having it easy either.
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    No problem. Hopefully somebody else who also...

    No problem. Hopefully somebody else who also knows what they're talking about will come along and tell you exactly the same soon.
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