Bradford youngsters visit Watson Buckle for Work Inspiration Week
A group of youngsters from Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College are to visit Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle as part of an initiative to help prepare youngsters for work.
Bradford charity appoints Watson Buckle as auditors
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have been appointed as the new auditors for Cancer Support Bradford & Airedale.
Pensioners warned to check tax codes as allowance is frozen
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle is advising pensioners to check their tax codes to make sure they are getting the correct allowance.
Warnings over HMRC property sales campaign
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle are warning that later this year HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will begin checking all residential property sales with a view to collecting tax on undeclared gains.
National Insurance cut boost for small businesses
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle is advising small business owners to seek advice to see if they will be exempt from paying employers’ National Insurance Contributions (NIC) when new measures come into force.
Accountant celebrates exam success
A staff member at Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle is celebrating after passing significant professional exams.
Accountant to skydive for children’s charity
An accountant at Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle is to take part in a sponsored tandem sky dive for a local children’s charity.
Watson Buckle welcome SME Budget measures
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle say while the Budget offered limited reward for small businesses, a reduction in employer National Insurance Contributions should be welcomed.
Watson Buckle client to create 60 jobs
A long time client of Watson Buckle has won planning permission to open a second farm shop, in the process creating 60 jobs.
HMRC targets companies with outstanding VAT
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle is advising that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is currently targeting businesses with outstanding VAT returns.
Watson Buckle client named best farm shop in the UK
Partners and staff at Watson Buckle would like to congratulate our clients Keelham Farm Shop who have been crowned Farm Shop of the Year at the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2012.
Bradford chartered accountants appoint new Audit Senior
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have strengthened their audit department by appointing a new Audit Senior.
Bradford-based chartered accountants sponsor successful rugby tour
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have sponsored an Italian rugby tour by a local U-15 side.
Business Records Checks resume
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle is advising business owners that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has now relaunched its Business Records Checks (BRC) programme.
Watson Buckle appoint new trainee
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have appointed a new trainee accountant.
Bradford accountants launch new Management Accounts service
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have launched a new Management Accounts service.
Watson Buckle welcome key measures in Autumn Statement
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have welcomed key measures introduced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement designed to help small and medium-sized businesses.
Exam success and new starter at Bradford accountants
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have appointed a new trainee, while also celebrating an exam success.
Tax information at your fingertips
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have launched a free Tax App.
Plan now in preparation for changes to child benefit
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle is advising families where at least one partner earns between £50,000 and £60,000 to plan ahead to mitigate the impact of changes to child benefit which come into force in early next year.
Is there a need for a UK GAAR?
Consultation responses to the proposed UK General Anti-Abuse Rule are due this month, but what will the proposals actually achieve?
How Transfer Pricing helped Starbucks minimise their tax bill
A recent special report by Reuters highlighted how Starbucks, the global coffee brand, avoided paying Corporation Tax on UK sales of £398m last year.
Government to make apprenticeships simpler for SMEs
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle is advising smaller businesses that the Government is planning to make it easier for them to take on apprentices.
Bradford accountants shortlisted for national award
Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
Customer survey reveals mixed economic outlook
A survey of small businesses by Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle has revealed a mixed outlook for the UK economy.
Timetable announced for SME auto-enrolment
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle is advising small business owners that the date from which they are required to start auto-enrolling their employees in workplace pension schemes has now been put back by more than a year.
Take advantage of EFRBS
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle is advising businesses to look into the benefits of Employer-Financed Retirement Benefits Schemes (EFRBS), despite recent criticism from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Bradford accountancy firm launch business mileage logger app
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle have launched an innovative new smartphone app allowing individuals to log their business mileage.
Managing partner shortlisted for business award
Susan Sedgwick, the managing partner at Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle has been shortlisted for a prestigious local business award.
Tax evasion taskforces target motors, markets and clothes
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle is advising that the motor trade, market traders and clothing sellers are next on the list of sectors that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will target in its tax crackdown.
Watson Buckle back 2012 Budget as good for business
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have welcomed the benefits to small businesses announced in the Chancellor’s 2012 Budget.
Board appointment for Yorkshire-based accountant
A Ripponden tax adviser has been voted onto the board of an international alliance of independent auditing, accounting and consulting firms.
HMRC to target builders and door-to-door salespersons
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle are warning that the construction industry is to be the next trade sector targeted by tax inspectors.
HMRC sets sights on electricians in tax crackdown
Yorkshire accountants Watson Buckle are warning that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to turn its attention to electricians as part of its ongoing crackdown on tax evasion.
HMRC offers “stay out of jail” disclosure facility for tax fraudsters
Yorkshire accountants Watson Buckle are urging clients to come clean over alleged tax fraud following the launch of a new disclosure facility by HM Revenue and Customs.
Watson Buckle appoint new Audit Manager and Audit Senior
Yorkshire-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have made two appointments to their audit department.
Watson Buckle chartered accountants cautiously optimistic about Autumn Statement
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle is urging businesses to carefully study the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement to see if they can benefit from any of his announcements.
Reminder on new tax return penalties
Watson Buckle chartered accountants are warning that new tax penalties for self-assessment returns are due to come into affect next month.
Yorkshire accountants up for top tax award
Yorkshire chartered accountants Watson Buckle are celebrating after being short-listed as finalists for the British Accountancy Awards 2011.
Watson Buckle client named as one of the UK’s top-50 best farm shops
Chartered accountants Bradford, Watson Buckle says it is proud of the success of its award-winning client, Keelham Farm Shop, after it was named as one of The 50 Best Farm Shops in the UK.
New trainee Robyn proving that university is not the be all and end all
Following the recent release of GCSE results, thousands of students are contemplating their next step.
Watson Buckle prepare clients for the End of Cheques
Back in 2009, it was announced that paying by cheque would soon be a thing of the past, with the date being set for the abolition of the much-relied on payment method.
New online joint filing service launched by HMRC
Chartered accountants Watson Buckle are informing clients of a new online joint filing service launched by the HMRC and Companies House.
Aggressive stance taken by HMRC to collect unpaid taxes
Chartered accountancy firm, Watson Buckle, are warning their clients that an alarming aggressive stance is being taken by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to collect unpaid taxes.
Businesses warned of changes to tax payment rules
Chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle are reminding businesses of changes to the rules for paying some of the most common taxes.
Temps hired to chase unpaid tax bills
Watson Buckle accountants are warning taxpayers that more than 1,000 temporary workers are being taken on by HMRC to help collect unpaid tax bills.
Business mileage allowance increased
Chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle are advising that the mileage allowance for employees who use their own cars for business use has been increased.
Designs That Add a Real Touch of Glass
While most artists choose a fabric canvas as the base of their work, a West Yorkshire based company is taking an entirely different approach.
Accountants Highlight Simplified Tax Appeal Procedure
Appealing against a late filing penalty on VAT or other taxes may be a worthwhile move, according to Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle, after recent statistics revealed over half of such challenges have so far proved successful.
New Recruit for Watson Buckle
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle has welcomed another new recruit, after Loubie Westaway joined the business services team.
Watson Buckle Set to Grow Audit Team
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle is set for further expansion in its audit department following a recent influx of new clients.
New Audit Manager for Watson Buckle
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle has promoted a long-serving member of staff to become its new audit manager.
Accountants Welcome New Picture of UK's Economic Health
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle has given a cautious welcome to key statements on how the UK economy is faring and its prospects for the future.
Accountants Dress Down for Charity
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle has raised around £200 by dressing down for two recent charity fundraising events.
Accountants in VAT Reminder
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle has warned local businesses to start preparing now for the forthcoming rise in VAT, which comes into effect in less than two months' time.
Gregory welcomed to Watson Buckle Team
Trainee accountant Gregory Taylor has joined Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle as the latest addition to their team.
Murder adds up for Watson Buckle team
The team from Watson Buckle recently got to spend some time out of the office and get to know each other a little better at a fun murder mystery evening.
Mark proves you can get blood out of an accountant
A West Yorkshire accountant has been praised for his selfless commitment to helping others after clocking up a staggering 100 blood donations.
Accountants Launch New Range of Legacy Services
Bradford-based accountancy firm Watson Buckle has launched a new service, designed to help its clients to deal with the difficult question of what happens to their finances when they die or are no longer able to look after their own affairs.
Survey reveals tough times for Yorkshire businesses
Businesses in West Yorkshire and the surrounding area have been through a tough year and still face an uncertain future, according to a survey carried out by Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle.
Accountants helping to kickstart recovery
Bradford accountants Watson Buckle is doing its bit to help the local economy out of recession by providing accountancy services for start-up firms under a new scheme from Bradford City Council.
Claire joins Watson Buckle team
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle has announced the further expansion of its team after Claire Humphreys joined as practice manager.
Carron welcomed to Watson Buckle team
West Yorkshire accountants Watson Buckle welcomed a new member of staff to its Business Services team this month, to replace a long-serving employee who recently retired from the firm after 22 years.
Reminder on bank lending scheme
West Yorkshire accountancy firm Watson Buckle is reminding small businesses looking to invest as the UK comes out of recession that the government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme is still available, to help them secure lending from the banks.
Information Sharing Deal Heralds New Amnesties
A West Yorkshire tax expert has said he expects to see tax amnesties for anyone with assets stashed in the offshore tax havens of Dominica, Grenada and Belize after the chancellor, Alistair Darling, revealed during last week’s Budget that ‘information sharing’ agreements with the two countries were imminent.
Budget 2010 - The 'Budget for Recovery'
Bradford-based firm of chartered accountants, Watson Buckle, is advising clients to take note of this year’s Budget and the provisions it has made to aid the growth of businesses across the UK.
Chocolate shoes step into York
A high-quality chocolate shop has opened its second branch in York, bringing its range of locally-made products, made from all-natural ingredients, to one of the city’s most popular tourist haunts.
More exam success for Watson Buckle
Bradford-based chartered accountancy firm Watson Buckle is celebrating the success of one of its team members after she secured top marks in the final stage of her professional exams.
Chocolate shoes prove a tasty treat
A former printer has just embarked on a completely new career by opening his own high-class chocolate shop with the help of Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle.
Accountants Offer Tips on Saving Tax
Bradford-based accountancy firm Watson Buckle has put together a free guide for businesses and individuals looking to reduce their tax bills.
Dragon's seal of approval for smaller accounting firms
Yorkshire accountancy firm Watson Buckle has welcomed reports that more and more companies in the UK are considering using small and medium-sized accounting firms for their audit work.
Local challenge to 'big name' auditors
The recession is causing businesses in Yorkshire to reassess their relationship with the so-called 'Big Four' international accountancy brand names that have traditionally dominated the market, with small and medium-sized accountants often offering a more personal service at a lower price.
New tax role for Jennifer
Jennifer Bowie has been promoted to personal tax manager at Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle, where she will be helping the firm’s personal clients to keep their tax affairs in order.
Accountants highlight last chance to declare unpaid tax
Bradford accountancy firm Watson Buckle is warning anyone with assets stashed overseas that the government’s recently-announced ‘New Disclosure Opportunity’ (NDO) for unpaid tax is likely to be the last chance people will get to settle up their outstanding tax bills on favourable terms.
New managing partner for Bradford accountancy firm
A long-serving Bradford accountant, who was once believed to be the first female accountancy partner in the city, has completed her rise by becoming the new managing partner at city firm Watson Buckle.
Accountant to go on the run for charity
An audit senior at Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle will be putting her best foot forward when she takes part in this year's Great North Run in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Sunday, September 20.
Accountant's anger at new filing penalties
A West Yorkshire tax adviser has hit out at the government's decision to introduce new penalties for the late filing of accounts at Companies House, at a time when many businesses are struggling for cash.
A beginner's guide to home-flipping
The nation’s MPs have recently hit the headlines over their expenses, not least the practice of ‘flipping’ the designation of their first or second homes for financial gain, but according to one West Yorkshire tax adviser, the loophole can be exploited by any second home owner for a legitimate saving on tax.
Michael welcomed to Watson Buckle team
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have welcomed trainee accountant Michael Craven as the latest addition to their team.
International contract for Yorkshire accountants
A Bradford-based accountancy firm has used its international connections to secure specialist work with a large French engineering company, which is looking to acquire a UK-based counterpart.
30 Not out for accountancy firm duo
Two employees at Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle are celebrating 30 years with the firm this year.
Watson Buckle helps care home agency re-launch
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have recently added care home property agency Taylor National to their portfolio of clients.
Taylor National was founded in 1981 and was one of the UK’s most successful specialist property agencies in the 1980s, helping care home owners who wanted to sell their businesses.
Watson Buckle secures housing group deal
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle have welcomed social housing developer Firebird to their ever-expanding roster of clients after being chosen as the firm's auditors.
Crunch time for SME business owners, says survey
With 77 per cent of business owners citing the negative impact of the credit crunch on their commercial affairs, and 84 per cent claiming its toll on their personal wealth, Alistair Darling was right to revise his forecast for an economic recovery this year.
Accountants' credit crunch survey paints gloomy picture
An on-line survey by Bradford accountants Watson Buckle has found that almost three quarters of respondents feel they are suffering as a result of the credit crunch.
Analysis of responses to the survey at www.watsonbuckle.co.uk, which took place during January and February, found that 71 per cent felt the credit crunch had affected them personally.
Accountant Rises To Three Peaks Challenge To Aid Hospice
A partner at Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle has teamed up with a group of friends to raise thousands of pounds for a local charity by scaling the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales.
Accountants Back On-line 'Jumble Sale' Fundraiser
Yorkshire accountants Watson Buckle are doing their bit for charity by helping a new fundraising initiative operate in the most financially efficient way.
Accountants Add New Recruit to Team
Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle have welcomed a new member of staff to their growing team.
When is a resident not a resident? That is the question
The taxman is taking a much tougher line in cases concerning residence and domicile issues, with clear implications for anyone leaving the UK to set up a home abroad.
Accountants Celebrate Colleague’s Exam Success
A staff member at Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle has passed a significant milestone in his accountancy career.
Tax Relief Boost for Small Businesses
Bradford based chartered accountants and business advisors, Watson Buckle, are encouraging entrepreneurs to take advantage of a boost to a tax credit system. The government has announced an increase in the tax relief rates for innovative investors in research and development.
Stamp Duty Threshold Raised in a Bid to Help Buyers
Bradford based chartered accountants and business advisors, Watson Buckle are informing individuals that the government has announced a package of measures to help boost a struggling property market, including raising the stamp duty land tax threshold by £50,000. Brought in for a twelve month period from 3rd September 2008 to 3rd September 2009, a home must now sell for £175,000 before stamp duty is paid.
Accountants Say: Don’t Forget Paper Returns Deadline
Bradford based chartered accountants and business consultants Watson Buckle have urged individuals to remember that there are only a few weeks left to file paper tax returns in time to avoid the fine associated with missing the deadline. This year is the first time that the deadline for paper returns is 31st October.
Accountants Warn Businesses on Using Own Stock
Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle are warning business owners that the taxman is likely to be taking a closer interest when stock is taken for private use.
Accountants Urge Businesses to Get Up to Date on Companies Act
Bradford chartered accountants and business consultants Watson Buckle have urged businesses to get to grips with the implications of the latest in a series of major changes to company law, particularly regarding audit issues.
Accountants Highlight New Audit Thresholds
A reminder has gone out to small businesses from Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle to be clear on whether they need to continue with an annual independent audit, following changes to the thresholds above which this is compulsory.
Accountants Support City College’s Star Achievers
Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle have shown their support for local students by sponsoring two prizes at a high profile awards event in the city.
Accountants Congratulate Team Member on Long Service
A senior staff member at Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle has clocked up a significant milestone at the firm.
Accountant Ends Successful Year of Office
A partner at Bradford chartered accountants Watson Buckle will carry out the final duty of his year as president of the city branch of a leading accountancy body this week.
How Safe is your Sensitive Information?
Bradford based Chartered Accountants Watson Buckle have launched their new and improved website with a custom built secure documents exchange module included.
Watson Buckle Helps Leading Recruitment Group in 100% Shareholder Bid
Watson Buckle has welcomed Cliff Sewell as a new client to the firm, by assisting him to become the sole shareholder in his business, Sewell Moorhouse Recruitment. Cliff bought out Philip Hill, a senior director of the firm, resulting in him now owning 100 percent of the firm’s shares.
Accountants Join Bradford Bulls’ First Team
Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle are celebrating after winning a call-up to the Bradford Bulls rugby league team.
Accountants Welcome New Recruits to Team
Bradford-based accountants Watson Buckle have strengthened their team with the addition of three new recruits.
Accountants Celebrate Exam Successes
Bradford-based Chartered Accountants Watson Buckle are celebrating the latest exam successes for members of their team.
Cold as Ice: The Arctic Backlash
Bradford based accountants Watson Buckle, are informing individuals that HM Revenue and Customs have published a draft consultation on income shifting. This follows the controversial case against husband and wife run company Arctic Systems Limited, in which HMRC lost appeals to allow them to impose a hefty backdated tax bill on the couple.
Small Businesses Boosted by the Budget
Bradford-based accountancy firm Watson Buckle is encouraging
small business owners to pay close attention to this year’s
budget, as a large proportion of the changes are pertinent to them.
In his speech, Chancellor Alistair Darling announced proposals to make compliance with legislation easier for small and medium sized enterprises, including a £12.5m contribution to a capital fund for businesses run by women.
Changes to Interest on Tax
Watson Buckle Chartered Accountants are informing individuals that HM Revenue and Customs have announced changed to the rates of interest charged on late, unpaid or overpaid taxes and National Insurance contributions. The new rates of interest, which came into force on 6th January 2008 are, according to HMRC, a result of the recent changes to market rates.
Changes to Domicile and Residence Tax Rules
Watson Buckle, Chartered Accountants are informing individuals of a consultation document and draft legislation that have been published by the government, announcing their proposed changes to the rules relating to tax contributions of non-domiciled UK residents.
Changes to the Pensions Act
Bradford based Watson Buckle Chartered Accountants are advising individuals to keep abreast of up forthcoming changes to UK pension schemes. This follows last year’s Pensions Act 2007 in which the Pensions Act, published in May 2006 and the Pensions Bill, published on 5th December 2007, outlined proposed changes to the British state pensions system.
CGT U Turn Welcomed
A major change to Chancellor Alistair Darling’s plans for a controversial shake-up of the capital gains tax regime has been welcomed by Bradford based Watson Buckle as a respite for businesses.
Christopher Stern, C J Stern (Oils) Ltd