Kelsall Steele

Auto-Enrolment 2016

Auto-Enrolment and New Employers

New Employer from 1st October 2017? Are you thinking about employing staff for the first time?  If you are I’m sure you’ve considered registering a PAYE scheme, arranging contracts, sorting out employer liability insurance and all the other ‘normal’ things that you would expect to have to put in place.  But did you know that …Read More

people with significant control

People with Significant Control: Changes

You may already be aware from our previous post on this topic, that since April 2016 all companies and LLP’s have been required to maintain a register of People with Significant Control (PSC), containing information relating to individuals or entities who exert, or are in a position to exert, influence or control over that company. Since the …Read More

Small Dairy Farmers Scheme

Small Dairy Farmers Scheme

Calling all Dairy Farmers! The Small Dairy Farmers Scheme provides support to eligible dairy farmers who apply for a one off payment. A fund of £8.5 million has been made available by the Rural Payments Agency and you can apply for a share in this if you produced less than one million litres between 1st April 2015 …Read More

Childcare Schemes

The Government are introducing two new Childcare schemes within 2017; Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare. Through a single online application service called The Childcare Service you can apply for either or both of these schemes, . There are differing criteria for each scheme, and while the two new schemes can be used alongside each …Read More

Spring Budget 2017

Spring Budget 2017

Highlights Increases to the Class 4 National Insurance rates Reduction in the dividend allowance Personal allowance  to increase as planned New NS&I investment bond available from April 2017 Corporation Tax to fall to 19% from April 2017 ISA Allowance to rise to £20,000 Spring Budget 2017 The Chancellor’s Spring Budget contained some significant announcements and confirmed a …Read More

Accounts and Auditing Independence

There is always much scrutiny in the industry and in the press about the ethics of auditors especially when big cases hit the press such as Enron or Tesco.  One of the largest threats to a firm like Kelsall Steele is independence, being able to separate the work surrounding year end accounts, management accounts, budget …Read More

Self-employment Business start-ups – FAQ

Self Employment FAQ Starting-up in business, becoming self-employed, can be a bit of a daunting process, especially if you are not sure of some of the steps you need to go through. There are a few ‘hoops’ you need to jump through so we have put together a few basic pointers for those who are thinking of …Read More

Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement 2016

Highlights Reduction in corporation tax confirmed New £23bn National Productivity Investment Fund Personal allowance to increase as planned National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage to increase Increase in insurance premium tax Fuel duty frozen again Autumn Statement 2016 The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2016 contained some significant announcements and confirmed a number of changes. Our summary provides an overview of …Read More

Cornwall Business Fair

Cornwall Business Fair 2016

The Cornwall Business Fair 2016 took place on Wednesday 11th May 2016 at the Eden Project, Kelsall Steele were in attendance with a prominent stand, this year consisting of darts, Kelsall Steele piggy banks, Kelsall Steele goody bags and champagne raffles! The Cornwall Business Fair is organised by the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with The Eden Project, Business Cornwall Magazine and Pirate …Read More

Employment Allowance

Employment Allowance 2016/17

Employment Allowance is £3,000 for 2016/17 Did you know that from this tax year you can now get up to £3,000 off your National Insurance bill if you’re an employer? This has increased from the £2,000 allowance which could be claimed in both 2014/15 and 2015/16. Not sure if you are eligible? You can claim …Read More

Radio Interview

Pirate 2 Radio Interview 2016

Malcolm Peters and Lydia Williams recently give an interview on Pirate FM’s Pirate 2 radio station. Malcolm and Lydia discussed a number of topics including the upcoming Cornwall Business Fair, being held at the Eden Project, which Kelsall Steele will be attending, Kelsall Steele’s 70th Anniversary this year and plans to mark the occasion, as well as our …Read More

Richard Lenihan - Responsible Individual

Richard Lenihan – Responsible Individual

Responsible Individual We are pleased to announce that our Corporate manager Richard Lenihan has been appointed as a “Responsible Individual” by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales. This appointment follows Richard’s extensive audit experience gained over a number of years working on small to medium companies and groups, charities, solicitors and both academy …Read More

Xero

Xero

What is Xero? Xero is a cloud based bookkeeping solution, designed to be simple, smart and easy to use. Xero provides all the functionality you would expect from your bookkeeping software but in a manner aimed to make it easier and quicker to perform the everyday bookkeeping tasks. Fast Bank Reconciliation – Bank feeds to …Read More