C F W Accountants LLP

trusted accountants in Northamptonshire
providing unrivalled customer service

We are a professional team of accountants who provide expert services to business and individuals across the country.

We pride ourselves on offering a personalised accountancy service delivered by highly experienced staff with the knowledge to help your business succeed.

Our experienced team can help you every step of the way in reaching your business goals. From bookkeeping and accounts preparation to payroll and VAT services, we are on hand to assist.

We also provide a wide range of services for private individuals including tax returns and tax planning. We work with clients of all shapes and sizes, so whether you are just starting out, or you are a well-established business looking for expert guidance, we are here for you.

If you are looking for pro-active accountants who will help you make more profit and be more tax efficient, please call or email us today for a free consultation.

Latest news from C F W Accountants LLP

June 12, 2024
More indicators of a cut in interest rates to come

The Bank of Canada announced a cut of a quarter of a percentage point to its key interest rate last week, bringing the rate down to 4.75%.

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June 10, 2024
How a general election can affect your business

The news is currently full of reports on the general election, so much so that you may be inclined to switch off rather than hear any more about it!

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June 6, 2024
Reforms to leasehold properties becomes law

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act has become law and will affect owners of freeholds for leasehold properties as well as house builders.

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June 5, 2024
New guidance issued on machine learning principles

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued guidance to help developers, engineers, decision makers and risk owners in creating and using machine learning systems.

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June 3, 2024
Business Insights

The Office for National Statistics conducts a fortnightly Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS). The voluntary responses received from the latest survey revealed the following insights.

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May 30, 2024
Apple and Microsoft announce new product updates

Both Apple and Microsoft have announced updates to their product lines in recent weeks. Apple unveiled updates to their iPad Air and iPod Pro lines, and Microsoft have introduced Copilot + PCs as showcased by their new Surface Pro and Laptop.

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May 29, 2024
Inflation rate falls in April

Official figures released last week by the Office for National Statistics show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) dropped to 2.3% for the 12 months to April 2024. This is down from 3.2% for the 12 months to March 2024.

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May 28, 2024
Admitting a new partner into the partnership: What should you consider first?

For businesses that run as a partnership, there often comes a time where you need to consider admitting a new partner into the partnership.

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March 21, 2024
High-Income Child Benefit Charge

In an effort to reduce unfairness, during the Spring Budget on 6 March 2024, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced the thresholds for the High-Income Child Benefit Charge will be increased from 6 April 2024. This will affect any higher rate earner who is entitled to claim Child Benefit.

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March 22, 2024
Are you or your employees making good use of Tax-Free Childcare?

Tax-Free Childcare is available to working families to help them save on their childcare costs. However, many may not be making use of this provision and with the Easter break soon upon us, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is encouraging families who have not yet signed up to consider doing so.

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March 25, 2024
Increase to small company thresholds

Thresholds based on a company’s accounts and employee numbers determine whether a company is categorised as small or not. Being able to qualify as a small or medium sized business can cut red tape for a business with the reduced amount of both non-financial and financial reporting a small or medium sized business is required to do.

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March 27, 2024
Employers – Are you ready for the new tax year?

The new tax year begins on 6th April and for employers running monthly payrolls, the March pay run will be the last of the 2023/24 tax year.

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March 28, 2024
Major reforms to apprenticeships announced

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has announced reforms to apprenticeships that will enable up to 20,000 more apprenticeships and could be especially welcome news to small businesses.

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April 4, 2024
Could the VAT Annual Accounting Scheme be good for your business?

VAT-registered businesses normally submit their VAT returns and payments to HM Revenue and Customs 4 times a year. However, HM Revenue and Customs also offer an Annual Accounting Scheme for businesses with a taxable turnover of £1.35 million or less.

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April 5, 2024
Payroll reminder – National Insurance rate reducing from 6 April

From 6 April 2024, the 2% cut in employee national insurance contributions will come into effect. Employees will now be deducted 8%, rather than 10%, on monthly earnings between £1,048 and £4,189. A 2% deduction on earnings above this amount continues to apply.

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April 8, 2024
Thinking of buying another business? What due diligence should you consider?

When in business, it’s not uncommon to be approached by another business with a view to you buying the business or entering a partnership deal. It might be a competitor that approaches you, or it could be a customer or supplier.

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March 21, 2024
High-Income Child Benefit Charge

In an effort to reduce unfairness, during the Spring Budget on 6 March 2024, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced the thresholds for the High-Income Child Benefit Charge will be increased from 6 April 2024. This will affect any higher rate earner who is entitled to claim Child Benefit.

Read article
March 22, 2024
Are you or your employees making good use of Tax-Free Childcare?

Tax-Free Childcare is available to working families to help them save on their childcare costs. However, many may not be making use of this provision and with the Easter break soon upon us, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is encouraging families who have not yet signed up to consider doing so.

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March 25, 2024
Increase to small company thresholds

Thresholds based on a company’s accounts and employee numbers determine whether a company is categorised as small or not. Being able to qualify as a small or medium sized business can cut red tape for a business with the reduced amount of both non-financial and financial reporting a small or medium sized business is required to do.

Read article
March 27, 2024
Employers – Are you ready for the new tax year?

The new tax year begins on 6th April and for employers running monthly payrolls, the March pay run will be the last of the 2023/24 tax year.

Read article
March 28, 2024
Major reforms to apprenticeships announced

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has announced reforms to apprenticeships that will enable up to 20,000 more apprenticeships and could be especially welcome news to small businesses.

Read article
April 4, 2024
Could the VAT Annual Accounting Scheme be good for your business?

VAT-registered businesses normally submit their VAT returns and payments to HM Revenue and Customs 4 times a year. However, HM Revenue and Customs also offer an Annual Accounting Scheme for businesses with a taxable turnover of £1.35 million or less.

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