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2022/23 Tax Rates

2022-04-11T14:08:30+00:00April 11th, 2022|News|

Our useful guide reflects the changes in tax rates that come into effect from the start of the new tax year.

Many of the figures are fundamental to our business and personal lives and you will find the key taxes summarised.  We are sure that you will find it a useful point of reference throughout the coming tax year.

The updated tax rates include information on personal, business, employment, property and capital taxes, including some key recent changes:

  • increased personal allowances and tax bands
  • increases in the national insurance thresholds and rates
  • increased dividend tax rates
  • updated car benefit percentages
  • extension of the Annual Investment Allowance
  • revised property taxes.

These rates are intended for use as a quick point of reference. Should you require any further information, have a simple question or require detailed advice, we are only a phone call away.

2021 Budget

2021-03-04T14:09:00+00:00March 4th, 2021|News|

With the UK having been adversely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the 2021 Budget against a backdrop of ongoing economic hardship.

Our Budget Summary provides an overview of the key announcements arising from the Chancellor’s speech. However, it also looks beyond the headlines and offers details on the less-publicised changes that are most likely to have an impact upon your business and your personal finances.

Additionally, throughout the Summary you will find informative comments to help you assess the effect that the proposed changes may have on you personally.

If you would like more detailed, one-to-one advice on any of the issues raised in the Chancellor’s Budget speech, please do get in touch.


VAT Deferred Payments

2021-03-01T17:00:00+00:00March 1st, 2021|News|

If you took the opportunity to defer your VAT payment due between 20 March and 20 June 2020 you now need to be thinking about making the payment.

This can be done in full – before 31 March 2021 – or by instalments.  If you want to pay by instalments you need to apply, via your Government Gateway account, by 21 June 2021.  The sooner you apply the greater the number of instalments you can have to pay it over.

See https://www.gov.uk/guidance/deferral-of-vat-payments-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19 for more information.


2020-12-21T14:41:38+00:00December 21st, 2020|News|

Our Offices will be closing at noon on Friday 24 December 2020 and will re-open on Monday 4 January at 8:30 am.

We would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year

Stay safe!

Summer update: Chancellor offers job funding, VAT cuts and eat out discounts

2020-07-08T15:43:24+00:00July 8th, 2020|News|

Just four months after his first Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a summer economic update designed to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a commitment to encouraging job creation through a government ‘plan for jobs’ and stimulus for consumer spending

Announcing a package of measures, Sunak said the aim was to ‘give everyone the opportunity of good and secure work, so no one is left without hope.

‘Our plan for jobs has a clear goal – to protect, support and create jobs. We want to give business confidence to retain and hire.’

Coronavirus job retention bonus

Confirming that the coronavirus job retention scheme will be flexibly and gradually wound down through October, Sunak said the second phase of the economic recovery would focus on getting as many people as possible back from furlough and into jobs.

‘The economy contracted by 25% in two months, the same amount as it had grown over […]

Business News

2020-07-01T16:00:30+00:00July 1st, 2020|News|

We are pleased to announce that we have today acquired the business of G Moon & Co. Duke Street, Barrow.  Some of their staff have joined us and will strengthen our team.  We look forward to continuing to provide a professional service to new and existing clients.

March Budget 2020

2020-03-12T09:39:53+00:00March 12th, 2020|News|

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the 2020 Budget against a backdrop of economic uncertainty caused by the spread of the coronavirus.

Our Budget Summary provides an overview of the key announcements arising from the Chancellor’s speech. Measures for businesses include a capital gains tax reduction in the Entrepreneurs’ Relief lifetime limit from £10 million to £1 million, together with changes to Statutory Sick Pay for employees advised to self-isolate because of the coronavirus.

Individuals will benefit from a rise in the national insurance contribution (NIC) threshold from £8,632 to £9,500, alongside the abolishment of the 5% VAT rate charged on sanitary products.

Additionally, throughout the Summary you will find informative comments to help you assess the effect that the proposed changes may have on you personally.

If you would […]

Christmas Office Hours

2019-12-02T14:37:21+00:00December 2nd, 2019|News|

Our offices will be closed from 12 noon on Tuesday 24 December 2019 until Thursday 2 January 2020 at 8:30 am

We wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year

Melville & Co Joins Reputable Handpicked Accountants Network

2019-08-06T09:37:09+00:00August 6th, 2019|News|

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to join the Handpicked Accountants network following recognition of our outstanding service standards and longstanding support to small business owners across the North.  Based in South Cumbria and with over 20 years’ experience, we are accredited by ICAEW and aim to make running your business easier.

The Handpicked Accountants team have years of experience working with several accountants across the country and have handpicked Melville & Co to feature as a recommended accountant.  We are located in Barrow-in-Furness and also have a base in Ulverston and can service clients in Lancaster and Morecambe.  We provide an all-rounded service including accounts management, taxation, bookkeeping, payroll, VAT and we are also Registered Auditors.

As part of our service, we offer access to Sage and Quickbooks which are industry-standard accounting software designed to make record-keeping easier.  From […]

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