After the success of previous events, this seminar is returning to Brownsover Hall Hotel, Rugby on the 5th of March.
2018 Highlights from Cottons
It has been a busy 2018 for the team at Cottons. Over the past 12 months, we’ve been busy keeping you up-to-date on the latest changes in legislation, how we can help you save even more money, our offices celebrating anniversaries and even the appointment of a new Partner.
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.
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.
Budget Report 2018 – A Summary
Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Autumn Budget on Monday 29 October 2018. In his speech, he stated that ‘austerity is coming to an end – but discipline will remain’.
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.
Cottons London secure £250,000 tax credit using R&D Scheme
We are delighted to announce that we have helped one of our clients secure a £250,000 tax refund using the Research and Development(R&D) Tax Relief scheme.
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.
Cottons’ Success with Estate Agents in London
Our accountants in London have gained a reputation for the go to when it comes to accounting for Estate Agents in the city. Here’s why…
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.
Cottons Sponsor Daventry Cycle Sportive
On Sunday 1st July 2018, Cottons Chartered Accountants were proud to sponsor Daventry’s Cycle Sportive, an event designed to get the entire community out on their bikes at the same time as supporting Cancer Research UK and the MacMillan Cancer Trust.
Cottons June News
It’s been a busy month here at Cottons, We’re moving forward with our app, Making Tax Digital initiatives, local partnerships & events and staff development. What’s more, we are adding new members to our team as our firm continues to grow.
Cottons Partner Discusses Property Tax at Industry Event
On Tuesday 5th June, Will Smart, a Partner from our Northampton branch, attended the first Leamington Landlord and Investor event put on by Newman Property Experts.
Our London branch celebrates its first year!
Our accountants have been in London for one year now, here’s the story of the latest office in the Cottons Chartered Accountants network.
Emma Reid Makes Partner
It is with great pride that today we can reveal that Emma Reid, former senior accountant at our Rugby branch, has accepted a promotion to become a Partner at our firm.