Posts Categorised: News

Annual Quiz – Sold Out

Plenty of contenders for our Quiz Night crown The Friends of Alfie Johnson charity trustees have announced they have sold all of the tickets for their fundraising Annual Quiz 2016. This means means that over 50 tables have been booked with around 200 people taking part.  The charity is expecting the 2016 quiz to beat… Read more »

Making tax digital

HMRC wants you to be software savvy Although Lewis Smith & Co. supports a variety of accountancy software products (PC and Cloud-based) we understand many of you are perfectly happy using spreadsheets to do your accounts with. The taxman, however, isn’t so keen. HMRC has published a paper called “Making Tax Digital” (PDF download), which… Read more »

Advisory Fuel Rate for Company Cars

Changes on some engine/fuel bands The suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car have been changed by HMRC as of September 1st 2016. The previous rate is shown in brackets.  Engine Size  Petrol  Diesel  LPG  1400cc or less  10p  7p  1600cc or less  9p (8p)  1401cc to 2000cc  13p (12p)  9p… Read more »

HMRC targets salary sacrifice

Taxman goes after benefits in kind offered as part of salary sacrifice schemes. Salary sacrifice schemes are agreements between an employer and employee where salary is given up in return for a non-cash benefit. The reduction in pay means that people pay less tax and National Insurance (NI), while employers also see a reduction in… Read more »

Friends of Alfie Johnson Quiz Night 2016

Lewis Smith & Co. is delighted to announce its sponsorship of a great charity fundraiser The Friends of Alfie Johnson charity is well known for its efforts in raising money for disabled children across the Black Country. The annual Quiz Night is one of their main fundraising activities of the year.  In 2015 the event attracted over… Read more »

Photography client is now a globetrotter

Martin Brent Photography. Keeping an Eye on Expenses. The photographer Martin Brent may not be a household name (yet) but we guarantee that you are familiar with his talents. Confused? Look at the photo at the top of this page and then the other pictures of Black Country landscapes around the website. These are all Martin’s… Read more »

Annual Confirmation Statement

Remember to add “Person with Significant Control” information The Annual Confirmation Statement was introduced on June 30th 2016 to replace the annual return to Companies House (AR01).  All private limited companies and limited liability partnerships must a confirmation statement at least once a year, even if the business is dormant. Most of the information required… Read more »

Effective digital marketing – Facebook

Make the most of the new Facebook cover page In the latest digital marketing article from Lewis Smith & Co. client Arrowsmith Marketing, the focus is on Facebook. Arrowsmith’s Gareth Edwards says that Facebook has made a small but significant change to the layout of cover pictures (the large banner picture) at the top of company pages…. Read more »