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Welcome to Ballards LLP, an award-winning firm of chartered accountants that offers an integrated approach to accounts production, audit, taxation and strategic business advice. 

We provide a modern approach to accountancy considering all aspects and opportunities for our clients. That said, we firmly believe that the ‘one size fits all’ approach is not for us. We understand that all clients require a bespoke service based on their specific requirements.

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A Partner led service backed up by an expert team

Want a Partner led service with continuity in the support staff that you speak to? We’ve got that covered. All of our Chartered team are trained to the highest level ensuring maximum quality.

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Traditional excellence blended with market leading technology.

We are a firm based on training to the highest standard and providing a market leading technical experience. Coupled with this, the firm is passionate about maximising the use of technology in all of our processes. This is not to replace the human element of our service but to automate as much of the straight forward ‘button pressing’ aspects so that we can spend time working with you on the important factors such as strategic planning, tax mitigation planning, maximising profits and operational efficiencies.

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How the Kickstart Scheme works

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment

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Having a conversation about the future…

Perhaps the trickiest conversation to have in a family business is when one generation relinquishes control in favour of the next. However it is also one of the most important discussions to have.

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Changes For Household Finances in April 2021

There are a number of changes that may affect your household finances taking effect in April 2021 including tax rates, increases to household outgoings and changes to COVID related loan repayments agreements. This article covers some of the pending changes.

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Effective Exit Planning

Whether you are considering retirement, looking for the next challenge, or for any number of other reasons, the decision to sell your business is one of the most important you’ll make. Maximising the return on your hard work and securing your legacy takes careful planning, and whatever stage of its lifecycle your business ownership is currently at, a focus on your exit plans will add value.

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Is now the right time to consider a Virtual CIO / IT Director?

The CIO or IT Director is usually the most senior IT member of a business responsible for the management, implementation, and usability of information and computer technologies.  In recent times this role has evolved not only to be responsible for the current state IT systems but also to define and lead the IT strategy of a business. 

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Research & Development tax credits

For accounting periods beginning on or after 1 April 2021, the payable R&D Tax Credit for SMEs will be restricted

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Salary sacrifice / optional remuneration package benefits in kind tax changes from 6 April 2021

The Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA) rules were introduced on 6 April 2017 and changed the tax position for employees receiving most benefits via a salary sacrifice arrangement, or instances where there is an option between the employee receiving either a cash or benefit as part of their package.

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Restart Grant Scheme

In the Chancellor’s recent Budget statement, he announced the pending launch of the Restart Grant Scheme. The is effectively a £5bn grant kitty aimed at retail, hospitality and leisure sector businesses to tackle the fallout of the COVID pandemic and support them until the planned reopening.

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Budget 2021

The Chancellor put forward his Budget today (3rd March) in what was one of the most anticipated statements of its type in recent years.

There were rumours of tax hikes being introduced in the short term but it seems these will be phased in, the first of these being an increase to Corporation Tax in 2023

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Grants to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting

The SME Brexit Support Fund will soon open for applications. This fund will give businesses up to £2,000 to support training or professional advice on the following areas:

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CIS Construction Industry VAT Reverse Charge

The CIS VAT domestic reverse charge measure will apply to supplies of construction work from 1 March 2021. The measure was due to commence in October 2019 and has been delayed twice due to Brexit and the Coronavirus.

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Brexit VAT Notes

As of 1st January 2021, the transitional arrangements for the supply of goods and services between the UK and the EU has ceased. Agreement has been reached on a post-transition trade agreement, but this does not prevent the UK from leaving the EU VAT regime. As a consequence, there are a number of ways in which the treatment of VAT on transactions with the EU have changed.

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Is The CGT Clock Ticking?

With the 2021/22 tax year budget having been delayed to March 2021, business owners, investors and landlords have a narrow opportunity to plan in anticipation of potentially material tax hikes.

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Furlough Extends To March & 3rd Self Employed Grant

The Chancellor announced further extensions to the CJRS and a 3rd SEISS today (5 November 2020).

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Chancellor Update Support Schemes

The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors as a result of coronavirus restrictions, the Chancellor announced today, 9 October.

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Govt Winter Economy Plan

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK.

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (Second Grant Window)

Applications for the second and final Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant are now open. If you’re eligible and your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you must make your claim for the second grant on or before 19 October 2020.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme October Changes

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme also known as the furlough scheme will be changing from 1 October 2020. We have compiled a review of the core elements.

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Ballards LLP Podcast – Claiming Expenses For GP’s & Consultants

Listen to our recent podcast which we hope you find useful and interesting. This episode explores whether you can claim and how to claim for areas including motor expenses, subscriptions, home internet, mobile phones and much more.

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Tax information on staff working from home

A common query we are receiving recently is surrounding staff working from home due to the current situation. We have therefore set out the general position for both the employer and employee.

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