GDPR: A Definitive Overview

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation which will take effect from 25th May 2018. It is being introduced to strengthen data privacy for individuals across the EU.

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Hot or Cold? Eat In Or Take Away? VAT’s The Difference In The Food Industry

The VAT Implications of food are not straightforward to say the least. Whilst the food and hospitality industries are like all other businesses in that they must become VAT registered once their annual turnover reaches £85,000, the specifics of whether food sales are VATable and at what rate can be a minefield.

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2017 – A Year Of Growth

2017 has been an extremely exciting year for Cottons Chartered Accountants. We’ve seen extensive growth with new offices and staff, continued client success and even a brand-new website.

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Cottons Chartered Accountants – December News

As always, it’s been a busy month here at Cottons! We’ve been training our employees, raising money for charity and as it’s December there’s been a lot of festive fun!

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Cottons Chartered Accountants November News

It’s been another busy month here at Cottons! The company is buzzing with new vacancies, new technologies and new clients. Here’s what’s been going on in detail…

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The Cottons’ Pack Tackle The Wolf Run

On a chilly November morning ten of our bravest (or craziest…) employees took on the elements as they tackled the Winter Wolf Run; one of the toughest obstacle course races Britain has to offer.

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Monthly News: Exams, Partners and Local Business

It’s been an exciting month here at Cottons with everything from one of our staff achieving the highest global Corporate Finance and Advice exam score, to our new London branch embracing local currency. Here’s what’s been going on in detail…

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Daventry’s Lisa Malone Peddles to Paris for Charity

On July 20th our very own Lisa Malone set off on a gruelling cycle that would take her from Daventry to Paris. Cycling as part of the Daventry Cycle Club Lisa raised over £1,000 for Cancer Research.

A group of cyclists celebrating in ParisThe Ride

Cycling with another 38 members, Lisa describes how they rode through ‘hills, potholes and French traffic’ to reach their goal of Place de la Concorde.

Not always a cyclist, Lisa caught the bug due to her husband’s diehard love for the activity, she jokes, ‘I can now be found lying on tarmac all over Northamptonshire and Warwickshire’, as she now swaps clothing orders for biking gear.

Covering an astonishing 280 miles in just three days, Lisa’s achievement and support of Cancer Research demonstrates just how life-changing taking up a new hobby can be: she only started cycling in February and has already proven herself as quite the pro.

The Journey

Lisa’s training was intensive, including cycling between 30 to 70 miles at least 3 times a week, and required a huge amount of commitment and dedication.

Lisa explains that despite the lengthy and demanding cycle to Paris, it was this prior training which was the biggest hurdle stating, ‘It was the months of training leading up to the ride that was the greatest challenge’.

However, through her hard work and perseverance she was able to complete her training and reach the Place de la Concorde within her time goals; a huge credit to her.

cyclists riding in ParisMaking a Difference

While people cycled and fundraised for various charities, Lisa did so to raise money for Cancer Research. Cancer Research does essential work into searching for cures and treatment for cancer, and fundraising such as Lisa’s allows their vital work to continue.

You can still donate at Lisa’s Just Giving page.

Your Journey

Lisa’s cycle can be likened to a business journey, there will be ups and downs but a clear goal combined with hard work, perseverance and the right support will get you over the finishing line.

If you are in business and would like to work with an accountant who will come along for the ride then contact us today, we have offices in DaventryNorthamptonRugby and London.

Tax and Accounting Drop in Surgery

At Cottons Chartered Accountants we have the solution for businesses who are a bit under the weather. We have launched a drop-in surgery for business troubles and we’re taking it on the road.

We have teams of tax advisors and accountants in London, Northampton, Daventry, and Rugby and our new tax and accounting drop-in surgery will be coming to all of them.

How Does It Work?

The format is simple, you don’t need an appointment, you simply stop by wherever we’ve set up shop and talk to an experienced accountant or tax advisor about your business. Whether you want to discuss your systems, payrollVAT or anything else then we are here to help. And you don’t have to pay for a pricey consultation either, the surgery is free of charge.

Accountants in London

Our team of London accountants and tax advisors have already hosted their first surgery lead by our new Associate Partner Ollie Warne ACA.

The surgery was held at Huckletree East, a fantastic shared workspace in the heart of FinTech and Creative business hub, Shoreditch.

On the day the team were available to answer tax and accounting questions from anyone who wanted to pop in. They were joined by freelancers and small business owners alike who all had tax and accounting matters to address within their businesses.

Accessible Tax and Accounting Advice

Our tax and accounting road show isn’t the only way to talk to us about your business. If you are in need of tax, accounting or business planning assistance then you contact one of our 5 offices directly and make an appointment, all of our first consultations are free.

We have offices throughout the Midlands with branches in Northampton , Rugby and Daventry and, of course, our thriving operation in London. Our teams provide a comprehensive range of accounting and tax services to businesses of all sizes. We are also audit accredited accountants able to provide businesses with specialist audit reports and have a dedicated corporate finance team.

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