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FUNDING YOUR NEXT MOVE AS AN INDEPENDENT HOTELIER

According the UK Hotels Forecast 2019 from PWC the rise in demand from leisure and business travellers has been good news for the hotel industry in recent years. So how to capitalise and when to invest? Chartered Accountant Chris Langrick, who specialises in advising the independent hotel sector, gives his thoughts on how to fund a capital […]

Langricks’ You Tube Channel

Did you know that we have entered the world of You Tube? We have been pulling together a series of videos reviewing some cloud-based accounting apps. Our very own in-house expert on apps, Chris Howells, has done the research and shares with you the advantages and disadvantages of a selection of apps designed to help […]

Tax changes coming into effect on 6th April

There are tax changes set to come into effect in April, including an increase in the amount of money a person can earn before they start paying income tax. The personal allowance, currently at £11,850, rises to £12,500 as of April 6. The threshold for people paying a higher tax bracket will change from £46,350 […]

IS MAKING TAX DIGITAL SET TO MAKE FOOLS OF US ALL?

Mike Bowker, Partner at Langricks says not, but says the path to digitisation has been something of a shock to business owners. He talks here about the journey accountants are on with their clients to move tax reporting to a modern day platform. While Britain holds its breath on Brexit another seismic cultural shift is […]

Spring Statement Summary

Amidst all the Brexit debates, the Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019. In his speech the Chancellor provided an update on the economy and responded to the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts. In addition he launched consultations on various aspects of the tax system together with updates on […]

Our video review of time-keeping app Harvest

This the second video we have launched to look into different apps on the market that are designed to help businesses with some of the common headaches they face. Last week we looked at an app called Receipt Bank. This week Chris is reviewing an app called Harvest: A lot of businesses we speak to, small, medium […]

R & D TAX RELIEF IS DRIVING GROWTH FOR UK BUSINESSES

Expenditure on research and development (R & D) undertaken by UK businesses is continuing to grow, according to the latest government bulletin, currently standing at £23.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 4.9% on the previous year. It is helped along by generous tax breaks which are available for innovative firms looking to make a breakthrough […]

AT THE TOP TABLE FOR FINANCIAL ADVICE

Langricks Chartered Accountancy in Wilmslow has stepped into the breach for hospitality client Top Table to maintain day to day financial cover after an employee left suddenly and help find a suitable replacement.Annette Glynn, who owns Top Table, the bespoke catering, wedding and events business based in Altrincham, called on the Langricks team to make up the numbers […]

INCREASES TO MINIMUM PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS

Langricks advises employers on how to keep employees on track. The government introduced automatic enrolment in 2012 to help employees get the retirement they want.  Since then, millions of employees, and their employers, have begun saving into a workplace pension. The next step is for the minimum amount paid towards a workplace pension – by an employer […]

LET’S TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT MONEY

Chris Langrick reflects on the findings of the recent Fin Cap Talk Money Week 2018 and the challenges of delivering consistent learning in schools   Talk Money Week (formerly Financial Capability Week) is the annual celebration of the work thousands of organisations are doing to improve money management across the UK. It is an annual event […]

LANGRICKS APPOINT NEW ASSISTANT MANAGER

We have recently appointed Chartered Accountant Chris Howells as Assistant Manager.Chris, 24, will be responsible for providing clients with regular and end of year financial management information to help them grow and develop their businesses. Chris joins a growing team at Langricks. The firm now has nine people based in its Wilmslow  town centre offices […]

BRIGHT FUTURE FOR LANGRICKS APPRENTICE

While the government makes its latest tweaks to its Apprenticeship Levy, pledging more support and calling for employers to offer genuine jobs, skills development and good supervision, Langricks is quietly getting on with creating long-term opportunities for apprentices. Here’s George’s story… Junior Associate George Yates, 20, joined Langricks as an apprentice 18 months ago, and […]

WATCH OUT FOR FRAUDSTERS CLAIMING TO BE FROM HMRC

Mike Bowker, Director at Langricks, has this cautionary tale to share about fraudsters contacting businesses pretending to be from the HMRC. Make sure you are not their next victim:  On another day our motor industry client might have been swindled out of £9K, but when this call came in I was already speaking to him […]

LANGRICKS TEE UP FIRST FUND-RAISER FOR DEBT AWARE CHARITY AND RAISE OVER £3000

Seventeen teams of golfers took part in a successful first Charity Golf Day event for chartered accountancy firm Langricks at Shrigley Hall in Macclesfield and raised over £3000 to help money education for children. Langricks has made an ongoing commitment to DebtAware – the specialist education arm of the national Debt Advice Foundation – to […]

LANGRICKS REAP REWARDS OF INVESTING IN YOUNG TALENT

Langricks Chartered Accountants in Wilmslow has offered career opportunities to several young professionals and are now being rewarded as they see them working well towards the Chartered Accounting qualification. The nurturing of young talent at the firm comes at a time of increased demand for financial and accountancy professionals and a marked lack of available […]

CAMPAIGN LAUNCH TO GIVE MORE CHILDREN MONEY SKILLS FOR LIFE

Wilmslow-based chartered accountants Langricks have teamed up with national education charity DebtAware to give more children a better understanding of finances at a younger age. Money skills are not routinely taught in primary schools, but this is the best age for behaviours to change and for children to start understanding the meaning of money, according […]