OMG, What is Google doing now?

Posted by Scott Carney 24 March 2017 09:22 AM

You don't need us to tell you about the power of Google, but we attended a session from Flow Digital, a digital marketing firm based in Newcastle to increase our knowledge to try and stay ahead of the constant evolving Google curve. Some key changes are happening over the coming months and we wanted to share them with you to make sure you understand them too. We know just how busy you are running your business and understand that sometimes, time for marketing just doesn't come. So in this blog we want to give you some quick tips to help with the changes that are coming to Google that will affect your business.

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Topics: Business Building

No "Damp" Squib for Growing Hepple Property Care

Posted by Phil Murray 22 March 2017 10:00 AM

2012 was an important year for many reasons;

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Topics: Client Stories

Is it true the tax man is giving money back to UK business?

Posted by Scott Carney 20 March 2017 09:44 AM

It doesn’t sound right, does it? The tax man is up there with bankers, traffic wardens and politicians as one of the occupations that people love to hate. The tax man has this reputation of finding a way to tax everything you do as a business. So when you see reports online that HMRC is giving tax credits to business to the tune of billions of pounds in total, it rings a few alarm bells.

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Topics: R&D Tax

Harlands Accountants have their cake and eat it!!

Posted by Glyn Davison 15 March 2017 09:30 AM

When the news was announced by Glyn that we would be working with Mark Hart and his team at Sweethart Coffee & Cake, our waistbands expanded a couple of inches at the thought!

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Topics: Client Stories

Who is eligible for R&D tax credits?

Posted by Scott Carney 13 March 2017 10:00 AM

At Harlands we have a specialist team that deal with R&D tax all the time. We have developed an expertise is the subject so we can take all the strain off you when it comes to a claim. R&D tax credits have been around for a while, but they are the subject of some confusion. And it’s not only small business that can be confused by them. We find that some accountants-

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Topics: R&D Tax

Recent changes to the VAT flat rate scheme - will you be worse off?

Posted by Ryan Keltie 10 March 2017 09:15 AM

In November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced changes to the Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) to “tackle aggressive abuse” of the perfectly legal, government led initiative following a spike of applications to join the scheme,

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Topics: Tax

Harlands Accountants Reaction to the UK Spring Budget- March 2017

Posted by Hollie Ord 08 March 2017 02:48 PM

In the “last ever” Spring Budget, designed to build up Brexit reserves in the face of a myriad of uncertainties, no exciting announcements were expected. There was to be no major fiscal changes and instead there was to be a focus on building on an economy which appears to have been performing better than expected.

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Topics: Business Owner Tax Autumn Statement / Budget

The 4 most common mistakes when submitting an R&D claim.

Posted by Scott Carney 06 March 2017 09:00 AM

R&D Tax is becoming a major way for UK business to receive a cash injection. It is a scheme to promote and reward the risk that UK companies take when investing in Research and Development. This government scheme is administered by HMRC and a simple form can be the key to unlocking thousands of pounds in cash for your business. At Harlands we have helped many UK businesses to claim their R&D tax allowance from the government to reinvest into their business. The average payout for our clients is around £35,000 so it can make a huge difference to a company. Some of the uses that our clients have put this cash injection to include-

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Topics: R&D Tax Tax

Harlands is dreaming of sun, sea and Gin

Posted by Scott Carney 02 March 2017 08:14 PM

It's no secret that we love Gin and food here at Harlands, so when we heard about The Continental in Newcastle, the new venture by the owners of some of our favourite restaurants, we couldn't wait to try it out.

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Topics: Business Owner Client Stories

See how SME's are benefiting from an average cash injection of £35K.

Posted by Scott Carney 27 February 2017 09:00 AM

It can be hard for a small business to grow. We are told that a large proportion of startup businesses fail in the first few years and one of the major issues is cash flow. At Harlands we offer far more than standard accountancy.  We believe that you can get that at any accountant. What we offer is something extra. We become a part of your team as our expert accountants get to know you, your business and your plans for the future. We then help you with the decisions you need to make your future plans a reality.

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Topics: R&D Tax Tax