Posts Categorised: News

Credit control tips for small business

5 Simple ways to improve your credit control Many of our clients are reporting a return to the bad old days of late or non-payment. At best it can create potentially expensive cash flow problems and at worst it can result in your business becoming insolvent. So we have put together just a few simple… Read more »

June 2010 budget highlights

George Osborne, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, has just delivered his first budget to the nation. We’ll pick out the key pronouncements for business now but expect to see more comment from Lewis Smith & Co. over the next days and weeks as we get to understand what it will mean for you.  … Read more »

World Cup TV Licence warning

The Federation of Small Businesses has warned employers that they need to check where they stand with their TV Licence before they let their staff watch England matches during this year’s World Cup. Most people will be aware that a separate TV Licence is required for the business premises where the matches are being watched…. Read more »

Useful information from Lewis Smith & Co.

Lewis Smith & Co. prides itself on being a very friendly and approachable organisation. We do realise however that sometimes when you are trying to find out something (like when you need to hand out P60 forms to your employees) that you don’t actually want to ring us up! So we have put together some… Read more »

Potential VAT windfall on entertainment expenses

A recent ruling by the EU Advocate General on the laws concerning the block on reclaiming VAT for business entertainment may be highly beneficial for UK businesses. The ruling found that the laws of some EU companies were too vague and that they should state what types of goods and services are applicable. Whilst the… Read more »

Professional Fee Protection Service

With a record budget deficit you will not be surprised to hear that HM Revenue and Customs are increasing their efforts to collect tax and VAT revenue. You are more likely than ever to be subject to an enquiry where HMRC will check your accounts to ensure that your payments are up to date and… Read more »

Rock ‘n’ Roll Accountancy

We can exclusively reveal today that one of Lewis Smith & Co’s directors will be playing live on stage at the “Party in the Park” festival at Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge on Saturday 22nd May 2010. But which of them will it be? The smart money was initially on Craig Beale, whose swarthy good looks,… Read more »

Alun Nicholas MP?

You may remember that we reported how one of clients was involved in a slightly unusual charity event last Summer. Alun Nicholas, who is a chartered architect, grew his hair to support both The Little Princess Trust and Acorns Children’s Hospice. This year Alun is doing something nearly as unusual…he’s standing as the prospective Independent… Read more »