Budget 2018 – Property Reflections

With over a week passing since the budget and its finance bill now published the dust is starting to settle on The Chancellor’s latest announcements.

In reflecting on these there is one group of individuals which could have more reason than others to feel more than hard done by, landlords.

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The Winter Wolf Challenge

The team from Cottons braced the cold winds, ice cold water and copious amounts of mud to take part in this year’s Winter Wolf Run at Stanford Hall.

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Cottons gains inclusion to Handpicked Accountants

Cottons are delighted to announce that we are the latest accountancy firm to gain inclusion on Handpicked Accountants, an exclusive network of the very best accountants in the UK. Launched in 2017 by the professional services company Begbies Traynor, Handpicked Accountants aims to connect individuals and small business owners with trusted local accountants.

At Cottons, we fully appreciate the importance of small business owners having the support and guidance of an accountant they can rely upon. We pride ourselves on delivering the very highest level of customer service to all our clients whether their business is a start-up taking its first steps, or a well-established company with a growing list of needs.

David Tattersall, Head of Client Relations at Handpicked Accountants, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Cottons Accountants to the Handpicked Accountants family. With over 75 members of staff spread across 4 offices, Cottons have the breadth of experience and expertise to help your business thrive, regardless of the sector or industry. We have no hesitation in recommending the services of Cottons to any Handpicked Accountants customer in the Rugby, Northampton, Daventry, and London area.”

You can view our page on Handpicked Accountants here: https://www.handpickedaccountants.co.uk/west-midlands/rugby/cottons-chartered-accountants

Are you being targeted by email scammers?

Despite all our best efforts, criminals are targeting SMEs with increasingly clever email scams. Businesses need to be incredibly cautious when making payments to suppliers and to be especially aware if they receive new bank details to pay to.
We have recently been contacted by several businesses who have fallen foul of an email invoice scam. We advise our clients to be vigilant to ensure their hard-earned money isn’t finding its way into a criminal’s bank account!
The article below highlights some of the key scams currently being used and the best ways to protect yourself and your business.

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Cottons July News Round Up

With many of us in holiday mode throughout July, you could be forgiven for thinking that things may be slightly calmer at Cottons but, it’s the precise opposite.

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35 Years of Cottons

Since its beginnings as a small accountancy firm in based in Daventry, Cottons Chartered Accountants has grown and now supports hundreds of businesses across the Midlands and the South with 4 branches and over 70 staff.

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Spring Statement 2018 – A Summary

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first Spring Statement on Tuesday 13 March 2018.

 In his speech he provided an update on the economy and responded to the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts. In addition he launched consultations on various aspects of the tax system.

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