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On the first day of Christmas my accountant said to me …
Posted by Liz Cordell on December 12, 2018

Hiring an accountant any time of the year is a good idea. So with Christmas getting closer we have devised a 12 day of accounting Christmas or in other words, how an accountant can help your business.

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O Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree, can I claim you against tax O Christmas Tree?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on December 14, 2017

Deck the halls with big tax refunds, fa la lalala, lalalala. Or something like that. But it’s Christmas, and although we might be accountants, we love Christmas as much as anyone. And naturally at THP all our team spend December singing carols as we work. But of course, we only sing special THP carols. It’s

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How to choose the best accountant for your needs
Posted by THP on August 18, 2017

Choosing an Accountant to work with represents one of the most important decisions you will face. Putting your finances in the hands of someone you trust is essential for providing peace of mind – the right choice could lead to greater levels of success for your business

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Are accountants really so boring?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on May 24, 2017

The accountancy profession A woman went to hospital to get the results of a scan. With a sad face, her consultant told her she only had six months to live. “Oh that’s terrible news,” she said, sobbing. “What shall I do?” “You could always marry an accountant,” said the consultant. “Why?” asked the woman.

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Thinking about switching accountants?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on November 1, 2016

Is it really worth switching accountants? Five questions to help you decide “Accountants. They’re all the same aren’t they?” It’s a phrase I hear often, usually before the person uttering it changes the subject to something rather more interesting – like the odds of their horse romping home first at Kempton Park. And do you

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Big firm audit fees continue to rise
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on July 18, 2016

Less competition means larger audit fees – but there are alternatives out there When it comes to situations that cause you sleepless nights, finding a decent auditor when you need one is unlikely to come at the top of the list. That may well change soon if your company requires an annual audit. It’s because,

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Don’t Let The Sky Fall on your head
Posted by THP on January 7, 2016

If you’re a fan of the Asterix comic books, you’ll remember the maxim of Vitalstatistix, chief of the village of indomitable Gauls: “The sky may fall on your head tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes.” Unfortunately, in the world of business, tomorrow comes round all too quickly– and while the sky may not fall on your

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Why you need to switch Accountants
Posted by THP on September 17, 2015

Have you ever thought about switching accountants? Even if you haven’t, it may well be time to consider your options. Maybe you feel that your current accountant doesn’t take enough interest in your business and does little more than prepare your annual accounts and tax returns. Perhaps you’re not entirely convinced you’re still getting value

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Fee Protection today keeps the taxman at bay
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on August 24, 2015

Average tax investigations now take THREE months If you keep half an eye on what the taxman is getting up to these days, you’ll know that one of his favourite activities is subjecting businesses to tax compliance checks. Last month we blogged about how HMRC raised an extra £9billion between 2011 and 2014 by ramping

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