Posts Categorised: News

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 »

ACCA gold training status pays off

Dan’s ACCA Accolade Lewis Smith & Co. is delighted to announce that Dan Bayliss has passed his ACCA qualification to achieve the status of chartered certified accountant. Dan is the latest member of member of the team to benefit from our long term commitment to training. The company achieved Approved Training Practice gold level status… Read more »

Supporting the Mayor’s Cricket Match

In and out for Team Alfie Several members of staff from Lewis Smith & Co. were drafted in to play cricket on behalf of local charity The Friends of Alfie Johnson on July 1st. Team Alfie had been invited to participate in the Mayor of Dudley’s charity cricket match at Stourbridge Cricket Club and needed… Read more »

Tax Free Childcare

Are you tax ready for the new childcare scheme? A new scheme to help families meet the costs of childcare, Tax-Free Childcare, is due to launch in early 2017. It is designed to eventually replace the Employer Supported Childcare Scheme and offers to pay working families 20% of their childcare costs. The government has issued a… Read more »

HMRC Taskforces Map

Are you on the map? HMRC’s map. Lewis Smith & Co. frequently highlights HMRC’s drive to uncover tax evasion and the knock-on impact of investigations on, completely innocent, small businesses. Now HMRC has created a site ( that shows the locations and the business sectors targeted by its investigation taskforces. These investigators reclaimed as much… Read more »