A glittering night was had by all last Thursday 9 November 2017, at the Lancashire Tourism Awards in the spectacular Blackpool Tower Ballroom. The Awards are an annual celebration of the best of the counties travel and tourism businesses. Jones Harris were delighted to sponsor the Sustainability category this year, and be part of the […]

Why don’t you take a look at these events being held as part of Blackpool Enterprise Week this November. Whether you’ve got an established or a growing business on the Fylde Coast there’s sure to be one for you. Blackpool Council is delivering a range of different events which are designed to stimulate enterprise and business […]

Dates and deadlines below, for this month and December. 1 November 2017 – Due date for corporation tax due for the year ended 31 January 2017. 19 November 2017 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 November 2017. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 November 2017.) 19 […]

Many companies have adopted the end of March each year as their accounting year end date. Corporation tax is payable by most smaller companies nine months and one day after the end of their accounts year end. Accordingly, companies that have adopted a 31 March date will need to pay any corporation tax liability for […]

One of the few remaining options to carry back tax allowable payments to a previous tax year is the facility to set off certain charitable donations made after 5 April 2017, to the tax year 2016-17. Allowable donations have the effect of extending the amount of income you can earn at the basic rate of […]

If you file your 2016-17 self-assessment tax return on or before 30 December 2017, you can elect to spread the repayment of any underpayment of tax for 2016-17 to the tax year 2018-19. This is done by amending your tax code for 2018-19 such that any arrears are repaid by increasing your tax payments each […]

There is continuing speculation in the financial press about the likely changes that Philip Hammond will introduce in his Budget announcements on 22 November 2017. Politically, he is being encouraged to be radical, to offer more to younger voters. Changes mooted include: Easing the burden of student debt – this may include a one-off write […]

It’s 10 years now since the banking crisis led to plunging interest rates. At the time of writing a 0.25% increase is expected.  The first in a decade. Inflation has risen, albeit still at only 3%, and the Bank of England are expected to make a small interest rate increase. Is this good news at […]

If you’re required to fill in a tax return, either as an individual through Self Assessment, or a business through Corporation Tax, ‘choose an accountant in my area’ is probably a question which you’ve asked search engines more than once. However, if you’re like most business people, you’ve probably got on with running your own […]