Entries by Matthew Johnson

Construction VAT changes are delayed

Major changes to the way VAT is collected in the construction industry have been delayed until October 1 next year. It follows growing concerns that some businesses were not ready to implement the VAT ‘domestic reverse charge’ for building and construction which was set to come into force at the start of next month. The […]

Are you prepared for a cyber-attack?

IT is a staggering statistic. According to new research, small businesses in the UK are collectively subject to almost 10,000 cyber-attacks a day. One in five firms has revealed a cyber-attack has been committed against their business in the past two years. And more than seven million individual attacks are reported over the same period, […]

It doesn’t have to be taxing!

With so many tax topics currently impacting on SMEs it is little wonder that business owners struggle to keep up. That is the starting point to a special session WNJ is organising next month in conjunction with The Business Clinic. I’ll be delivering the advice clinic ‘Don’t Let Your Tax Become Taxing’ with my colleague […]

Construction set for big VAT shake-up

Major changes to the way VAT is collected in the construction industry are set to come into effect from October 1 and they are likely to have a big impact on SMEs in the sector. They need to act now to ensure their accounting systems and the way that they operate are ready for this […]

A secure approach to document exchange

WNJ is looking to further improve its communication links with clients through the adoption of the industry-leading Iris OpenSpace online platform. Firms like Iris have developed specific, secure communications portals. It means sensitive information such as tax returns and final accounts can be sent without the use of email. OpenSpace is a safe, simple and […]

Joint venture engineers bright future

Two well-established metalwork, engineering and fabrication businesses have come together in a new joint venture that is set to open up new markets and opportunities. WNJ played a key role in advising both Coppull-based Morgan Bros (Metalwork Solutions) and J L Engineering (Rixton) in agreeing a joint venture arrangement. Morgan Bros is a third-generation family […]

MTD – nothing to be scared of!

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is nothing to be scared of – and digital accounting could actually save you and your business time and money. That was the message of our free interactive workshop for small business owners which we held with The Business Clinic in Preston earlier this month. The aim of the presentation given […]

2018 Budget Summary

We are delighted to announce our summary of the key announcements in the Budget 2018 statement, made on Monday, 29 October. Expectation leading up to the Budget had been for tax rises, with various revenue raising options discussed ahead of the statement. Despite this, the headline changes announced by the Chancellor included some good news […]

On course for MTD

There will be no further delay to the government’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) drive – despite the fears of small business leaders. That was the strong message from Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst, quoted in an article in The Timesnewspaper earlier this month. A number of organisations have been warning that businesses are not ready to […]

Planning ahead

The summer of 2018 is shaping up to be one that will be remembered for years to come, mostly for the cracking weather and an unexpected glut of goals by the England football team in the World Cup.  It’s also proving to be a period of growth for Lancashire planning consultancy De Pol Associates, which […]