Commentary and insight

Our team of experts keeps a close eye on developments in tax law and financial regulation. Our blog is where they interpret the ever-changing statutory landscape in plain English, highlighting what’s important and offering practical advice on what businesses can do to avoid pitfalls or seize the opportunities presented.

Spotlight on Self-Assessment

What to watch out for when navigating this important financial obligation. The UK Self-Assessment System has its quirks and nuances. Understanding how to stay compliant is crucial to a smooth and stress free income tax process. From early paper...

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Charity Fundraising Success for Age UK Bury

Press Release 4 December 2023 Bury based Accountants, Horsfield & Smith are celebrating their fundraising achievements for Age UK Bury. Several staff from Horsfield & Smith dusted off their running shoes to take part in the recent Bury 10k....

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How to Run a Lean Manufacturing Business Model

Keeping your operational expenses under control, while also remaining efficient and meeting customer demand can be a challenge – one that can catch out many new business owners. This is why running your enterprise using a lean business model is...

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How Do Capital Allowances Reduce Your Tax Bill?

Generally speaking, the business expenses you incur are allowable against your profits. But when it comes to fixed asset purchases (things like machinery, equipment or vehicles), these purchases are treated slightly differently. To reduce your tax...

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A Tax Promotion for Emma Brierley

The Directors at Horsfield & Smith are delighted to announce that Emma Brierley has been promoted to Tax Manager with immediate effect. Peter Alvarez, Tax Director, commented: “Emma has been instrumental in growing our advisory offering and she...

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Celebrating the Success of Newly Qualified Accountant

Press Release: 27 September 2023 Bury based Accountants, Horsfield & Smith are celebrating the success of their newly qualified Chartered Accountant, Alicia Whittle. After leaving Holy Cross College in September 2015, Alicia joined Horsfield...

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Top Tips for Choosing the Right Accounting Software

How to find the best option for your business. In today’s fast paced and competitive business environment, having the right tools and systems in place is crucial for success. However, one tool that sometimes goes overlooked is accounting software,...

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Using ‘What If’ Scenarios to Grow Your Business

Planning for and analysis of different scenarios is essential for all businesses to ensure their future success – performing ‘what if’ scenarios can help business owners to better understand each financial decision or investment. Scenario planning...

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