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Welcome to the Orchard Accountants blog. This is our hub of information where we will detail company developments as well as provide news and insight into the ever-changing world of finances and accounting. If you read something which strikes to your interest, and you’d like to learn more about a particular topic or service we provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Why are business plans so important?

Many believe that business plans are only necessary for start-ups and new enterprises. (more…)

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Making MTD for ITSA easier for landlords

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) represents a significant shift in how individuals, including landlords, must report their income and manage their…

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Reviewing your payroll? Check what’s changed

With the new tax year underway, it’s time to review your payroll to ensure that it reflects the latest changes and updates to legislation around…

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What are the benefits of using the HMRC app?

The HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) app was launched in 2023 and has quickly become a key tool for many, with over 80 million interactions.…

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Due a tax rebate? Keep an eye on your account

In a new initiative designed to reduce paper use and unnecessary confusion, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced a significant change to the way…

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Five steps to growing your business, safely

There is an inherent degree of risk in any business growth strategy – but keeping this risk to a minimum can help you grow your…

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Are barriers to investment harming your productivity?

A survey by the Bank of England (BoE) and the Department of Business and Trade has identified a potentially significant challenge facing SMEs on their…

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A third of UK business owners do not know their company’s value – do you?

New research by Marktlink suggests that around 33 per cent of UK business owners are unaware of the value of their company – only slightly…

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HMRC income tax receipts rise by £2 billion

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently reported a £2 billion increase in income tax receipts, reflecting a strong self-assessment period and an evolving dynamic within…

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Redundancy regulations are changing – What it means for your payroll and policies

From 6 April 2024, UK redundancy rules will change, particularly surrounding pregnant employees and those on family-related leave. The new legislation extends the 'protected period'…

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