Lewis Smith & Co. are well established in Dudley, which is an ideal location because it allows the company to serve clients across the Black Country. The trouble is the existing offices are just not big enough to allow the firm to cope with the growth in its client base.
So Lewis Smith & Co. is on the move…just around the corner to Grange Road. The new building is being refurbished right now and directors Andrew Smith and Craig Beale are delighted that the many of the original features are being restored.
“We have found original coving and panelling as pieces of partition and false ceilings are removed. The building has been used as a Doctors’ surgery for some time and the need for waiting rooms and private examination areas led to a somewhat “antiseptic” interior decor.
The company is expected to move in mid-August and the new offices will provide Lewis Smith & Co. with better facilities for visiting clients as well as more space for the team.
We will keep you posted on progress and give you some views of how the work is going.
Lewis Smith & Co. – Payroll Experts for Stourbridge
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We all want to go green don’t we? And the Government is very keen to try and encourage us to switch to cars that have reduced CO2 emissions and use less fuel.
In case you didn’t notice, a number of changes to the way company cars can be offset against tax came into play in April this year. They might make you consider your options if you are thinking about making changes to your business vehicle or a fleet.
Broadly speaking allowances will be based on the level of CO2 emissions. If you are purchasing a vehicle then 110g/kg will be a figure at the top of your mind because you can get 100% tax allowance on the cost of a car with CO2 emissions at or below this level. For leased cars then 100% offset is available for vehicles with CO2 emissions of 160g/km
Then the rules start to get a bit more tricky. Craig Beale, a partner at Lewis Smith & Co., had this to say. “The new rules are relatively complicated, which makes deciding the best approach on company vehicles quite difficult. There may be implications for your overall tax position that need to be taken into account too. If you have any doubts then feel free to talk to us to establish the best course of action.”
Call 01384 235549 or email email@example.com today to book a meeting with one of our expert team.
Lewis Smith – Accountants for Kingswinford
You might have noticed that our website is adorned with some rather nice photographs of the Black Country.
Well other people think they are pretty good too. So today we have had the slightly strange situation of having Andrew Smith and Craig Beale from Lewis Smith & Co. along with award winning photographer Martin Brent all being photographed by a press photographer in Netherton with Cobbs Engine House as a back drop!
Maybe you will see us in the local papers and it might be worth reading the article carefully – we have a surprised planned.
Lewis Smith & Co. – Acccountants for Netherton