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  • Advice for Small Business LeeP Clients for the end of the Tax Year The end of the tax year is the 5th April 2017 and everything is pretty much done and dusted right? Wrong – this time of year means a lot of things for small businesses. It’s not only time to start thinking about […]

  • As result of car manufacturers making their cars so much more “green”, the treasury now needs to fill their road tax “hole” and new road tax rules come into force this Spring in order to recoup this deficit.  The New car Vehicle Excise Duty will rise considerably from 1st April and will impact low emission […]

  • LeeP tip#21: if you don’t use up this years ISA allowance of £15,240 by the 5th April then you lose it! If you have spare funds then make sure you invest it into a tax free ISA. From 6th April 2017 your ISA allowance increases to £20,000.

  • From April 2017 there is a new National Minimum Wage introduced by the Government. You must ensure that you pay your employees at least this:

  • Whether you don’t have a car, or are simply car sharing to travel for business, you can claim 5p/ mile as an allowable business expense to set off against your business profits thereby reducing your taxable profits and ultimately reduce your tax liability. It might not amount to much, but, in the words of the […]

  • Did you know that the Annual Return for Companies has been replaced by the Annual Confirmation Statement? The Annual Confirmation Statement is a longer more detailed version of the old Annual Return but it still costs the same – £13 if you submit on line or £40 if you send in by post.   When do […]

  • Many of us find numbers a bit boring- so how about jazzing up your numbers into a more visually attractive diagram such as a graph or Pie-Chart? Select the data you’d like to use, then simply INSERT graph or Pie-Chart! you can tailor the look and feel of the diagram by RIGHT clicking over the […]

  • Here’s a quick way to Add, multiply or Subtract using Excel – you can use the “Autosum” button on the tool bar then hover your cursor over the cell bottom right until it becomes a black cross-hair; drag down or across in order to repeat the same action for other cells!

  • Microsoft Excel is a tremendously powerful tool and even us accountants don’t use all the functionality it offers. We often do things on it without thinking and here at LeeP we thought we’d share a series of tips with you to make your life simpler if you use excel but are not quite a big […]

  • If you are an environmentally friendly sort/ a fitness bod or simply want to commute by cycle as it’s quicker through traffic then did you know that you can claim 20p/mile for each mile cycled for business? This reduces your taxable income meaning you will pay less tax on your profits, get fitter and be […]

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