For many, when new legislation in the form of Open Banking came into force on 18 January 2018 it passed with very little fanfare. However as with lots of modern technology, the regulations opened up a world of new opportunities for both individuals and businesses alike to take control of their financial data.
Many businesses use risk registers to help identify, and mitigate against, potential risks. A risk register is a crucial tool for any business, especially in areas such as project management.
Internal controls are a key way for businesses to prevent fraud. In recent years there have been a number of high-profile cases of companies and charities being targeted by fraudsters, both internal and external to those organisations. However, what is less well publicised is the value of wealth that is lost simply as a result of poor internal controls and badly designed systems.
Thank you to all our clients and professional contacts who attended our recent golf day, which raised £6,754.76 for South West MS Centre. We have held an annual golf day in support of the Exeter-based charity for more than 15 years.
If your business has survived the start-up phase, you are likely to find yourself in the position of running a growing business. This period in a business’ growth typically lasts between two and ten years and brings a whole new set of challenges and opportunities.
(Left to right, Edwin Tan, Megan Sweeney, Harry Gunn, Lorne Morris, Laura Morgan, Luke Jones)
We have welcomed five new trainee accountants to the firm – taking the number to 30 graduates, school and college leavers now progressing through our trainee programmes and apprenticeships.
There has been a clear line between the tax treatment of company cars and vans for some years. However, most recently HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is taking a fresh look at whether certain types of vans should be classed as cars for taxation purposes. It’s still a live issue and, once decided, the impact is likely to be significant for those affected.