The Tides are High for Harlands and West Nautical

Posted by Scott Carney 21 June 2017 10:00 AM

Everytime we watch the Monaco Grand Prix we wonder what life must be like aboard a super yacht. Well one company who can tell us is West Nautical. We spoke to Managing Director of the Newcastle office, Geoff Moore on all things super yachts. 

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Topics: Client Stories

The anatomy of an R&D tax claim

Posted by Joanne Warren 19 June 2017 09:54 AM

R&D is an integral part of many businesses. Being able to offer something bigger and better to your customers helps you to grow. This can be achieved by developing a new product or adapting your processes. The fact is that your company takes a commercial risk in spending money on these improvements. You allocate staffing resources to it, spend money on outside contractors and often use more materials. But the extra spend is worth it if you get things right for your customers, your team, your company. That is why we do it.

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Topics: R&D Tax

Why I love working in the North East

Posted by Phil Murray 16 June 2017 10:15 AM

Why I Love Working in the North East

Back in November I wrote a blog highlighting just 2 examples of why the North East business community is awesome. As it's a Friday I thought I would re visit them as they are as true today as they were then. 

The North East business community continues to be one of the most attractive places for high growth start ups. Here are just 2 examples of why. 

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Topics: Business Start Up Client Stories

Inheritance Tax - Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Hollie Ord 14 June 2017 02:11 PM

At Harlands we help people plan for their future. Whether it is for business or personal taxation, planning for your future is what underpins our advice and is at the heart of everything we do. It helps people to get the most from their income, business or lifestyle without losing out in tax. Inheritance Tax is one of the main areas where planning ahead can make a big difference. Here are the most frequent questions we are asked about Inheritance Tax –

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Topics: IHT

How Research and Development tax claims can be made with no hassle.

Posted by Joanne Warren 12 June 2017 09:54 AM

Have you heard about R&D tax? If you haven’t then you really should look into it. If you are a UK business that spends money on Research and Development, then you could be entitled to a lump sum back into the business. But what you may class as R&D might not be the same as the way the tax man classes it. If you spend (or have spent) money doing any of the following, then you could have an eligible claim –

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Topics: R&D Tax

Can I give away some of my estate to save tax when I die?

Posted by Hollie Ord 09 June 2017 10:52 AM

The current general election campaigning has brought up a lot of questions surrounding the value of an estate, whether this can be taken from you for care home fees and what tax you might pay when you die. Of course, the different political parties all have their own ideas on this and the rules that apply after 8th June will depend on who wins the election, the size of their majority and how they prioritise their plans over the 5 years of a parliament.

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Topics: IHT

What do Sigmund Freud and the North East have in common?

Posted by Phil Murray 07 June 2017 10:00 AM

One of the world's most famous Psychoanalysts, Sigmund Freud, devised his theory that your unconscious mind (The one that we are not really aware of) governs behaviour to a greater degree than people suspect.

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Topics: Client Stories

Are you sitting on a potential cash injection for your company?

Posted by Joanne Warren 05 June 2017 09:54 AM

Every business has an element of risk involved with it. The decisions that you take will determine the financial future of your company, your employees and your family. Those decisions are often ones that we think long and hard about before making a decision.

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Topics: R&D Tax

Get Carter are making some real waves

Posted by Scott Carney 31 May 2017 10:04 AM

You might not know the company Get Carter Productions, but you will almost certainly of heard their work. In fact probably daily on your commute to work. That's because they specialise in the creation of radio adverts and much more.  

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Topics: Client Stories

The reasons why Harlands have a 100% success rate with R&D claims

Posted by Joanne Warren 29 May 2017 10:20 AM

Research and Development is an integral part of many businesses. But far too many don’t know that they can potentially claim back thousands of pounds for the R&D investment that they are carrying out now – and the investment they have made over the last 2 years. The R&D tax credit system is designed to reward companies that spend on Research & Development.

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Topics: R&D Tax