Harlands Doodle their way to effective note taking

Posted by Scott Carney 26 April 2017 09:00 AM

You might not think the common paper pad needed changing or would actually help the way you work but ever since we received our awesome pads here at Harlands we have been in love with the awesome designs from Doodle. 

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Topics: Client Stories

Millions in R&D Tax Credits overlooked by UK Businesses

Posted by Joanne Warren 24 April 2017 09:24 AM

It is a rare thing that the tax man gives money back to business. HMRC are in charge of the part of the business world that everyone dislikes – giving away some of their hard-earned money. But a new tax credit regime has emerged over the last few years, and it is designed to give away millions upon millions of pounds to UK businesses. It has been received with open arms by many businesses as a way of receiving a cash injection. UK companies have used the windfall to recruit more members of staff, extend their research or explore new markets.

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Topics: R&D Tax

Evolution only Charles Darwin could predict.

Posted by Scott Carney 19 April 2017 09:30 AM

Starting out in a spare room in the North East, r//evolution marketing wanted to offer big agency creativity with small agency service levels. With our love of 70's music icons and comedy stars we were interested to see that r//evolution have staff called Joe Jackson and Frankie Boyle! Apparantly only famous names need apply. 

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Topics: Client Stories

The 3 reasons Research and Development should be an integral part of your business planning

Posted by Scott Carney 17 April 2017 10:00 AM

 The 3 reasons Research and Development should be an integral part of your business planning

Planning for your business strategy is becoming more important than ever. With more competition and markets opening up globally through the use of technology, you need to know where the future might take you. At Harlands we offer far more than simple accountancy. We partner you to understand the direction you want to take your business in so we can help make your ideas become a reality.

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Topics: R&D Tax

Harlands Accountants Help Bioforce See The Wood for the Trees

Posted by Phil Murray 12 April 2017 10:00 AM

In our most recent client story, we wanted to share some exciting news about a new Biofuel Hub being set up in county Durham by Bioforce NE Ltd.

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Topics: Client Stories

How to maximise the benefit of your R&D claim

Posted by Scott Carney 10 April 2017 09:42 AM

At Harlands we help small and medium sized businesses to grow. We work with you to become a part of your business. Rather than just do your accounts once a year, we believe that our expertise coupled with your passion will make your business better in the future.

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Topics: R&D Tax

Five ways the 'Wizard of Oz' could transform your business

Posted by David Cudlip 07 April 2017 11:16 AM

At Harlands, we love to work and play hard. You may have noticed from our social media that we recently went trampolining! Whilst there, I was lucky enough to bump in to an old friend of mine, the Tin Man. It’s been a few years since I saw him last but he didn’t look a day over 21 and unlike myself, had no grey hairs, no wrinkles and was absolutely nailing the triple back flips.

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Topics: Business Owner

Harlands are working with a real chatterbox.

Posted by Scott Carney 05 April 2017 09:10 AM

We have plenty of really chatty team members here at Harlands, however we can't even compare to our client, Chat Heroes. As a market leader in website chat boxes you have probably come across their work without even knowing it. 

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Topics: Client Stories

FAQs about R&D Tax

Posted by Joanne Warren 03 April 2017 03:29 PM

We are R&D tax experts and we get asked all kinds of question about the tax and how it can affect companies in the UK. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to look at your business and see if you are eligible. It only takes around half an hour and will give you the chance to ask any questions you have about R&D and the tax credit system that surrounds it. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we get to start you off.

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Topics: R&D Tax

Staff Tips at work, are you following the rules?

Posted by Jean Armstrong 31 March 2017 09:29 AM

We often get asked by clients how tax is paid on staff tips and the options available to help them stay within the rules set out by the government. While the rules are clear it can be confusing to understand exactly where you stand and the best option for your business.   

It is impossible to cover every possible scenario here as every business is different, however we have outlined the essential parts and included helpful links to the relevant documents. As always we are here for advice so why not tweet us using #askharlands with any staff tip related questions.   

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Topics: Payroll