Posts Categorised: News

Quarterly Returns

Can you handle it? At the end of last year the government published a corporate report titled “making tax digital” (PDF opens in a new tab), which set out how HMRC would make the tax system “more effective, more efficient and easier for taxpayers”. A lot of what report has to say may be broadly welcomed… Read more »

Directors Loans or Dividends?

Could you save tax? The shake-up of dividend taxation announced in the last budget lead us to to say that the key to tax planning now is to look at “total tax liability”. That means it is worth us introducing a new tax saving angle to consider: using your directors loan account.  It doesn’t apply… Read more »

Employment Allowance – Single Director Companies

£3,000 allowance is not for you You may have seen in our budget coverage that the allowance for employers to set against their National Insurance liability has been increase to £3,000 in this tax year. However if you are the director of a limited company where you are the only employee being paid above the secondary… Read more »

Client Success Update. Impact Metals

Impact Metal Services: Making an impression online It’s time to celebrate another good news story about one of Lewis Smith & Co’s established clients, Rowley Regis based Impact Metal Services Ltd. In 2008, as the financial crisis hit the Black Country’s traditional business hard, the company was close to going under. Eight years later Impact… Read more »

Xero Software Partner

Xero in the Media There’s been lots of media activity around the Xero cloud accounting software package recently. So it’s a good time time to remind everybody that Lewis Smith & Co. is a qualified partner for Xero.  We ‘ll help you set it up so that you can run your business more efficiently. Xero… Read more »

Effective Digital Marketing – Search Console

Are you using Google Search Console? In the first of a series of articles on improving the impact of your digital marketing Gareth Edwards, from longstanding Lewis Smith & Co. client Arrowsmith Marketing, wants to highlight this useful free tool from Google. Less well known than Google Analytics, Google Search Console (previously known as Webmaster Tools)… Read more »

Budget 2016

Small Business Highlights The 2016 Budget got underway against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and suggestions from many commentators that Chancellor George Osborne is facing a black hole in the public finances. It isn’t always easy to pull the facts from the rhetoric but here is Lewis Smith & Co’s list of Budget announcements that most… Read more »

KashFlow Accounting Software

Kontrol Your KashFlow? You may already know that Lewis Smith & Co. were the first qualified partner for the Xero accounting package in the Black Country. Now we would like to introduce a new piece of technology to our toolkit. KashFlow from Iris is designed for small businesses who need help managing their accounts but not… Read more »