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A Guide to Good Bookkeeping

A Guide to Good Bookkeeping

Small business owners are often required to wear many hats, overseeing a range of tasks from project management to customer service and everything in between. The multitude of responsibilities for those at the helm of SMEs can be time-consuming and often overwhelming.
VAT: Flat Rate vs Standard Rate Schemes

VAT: Flat Rate vs Standard Rate Schemes

VAT: Flat Rate vs Standard Rate Schemes Value Added Tax is a sum of tax paid against the value of an item. The VAT figure is added to the cost of most commercial transactions and it’s become so familiar that it often gets overlooked.
Making Tax Digital In a Nutshell

Making Tax Digital In a Nutshell

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a government initiative to revolutionise the tax system in the UK and bring it crashing into the 21st century.
Cottons July News Round Up

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

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…
Ignoring Auto-Enrolment? Read On…

Ignoring Auto-Enrolment? Read On…

Between fines and catch up bills, if you haven’t enrolled your staff yet but should have then you need to get moving. Here’s what you need to know.
35 Years of Cottons

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.
The secret to getting an amazing accountant at a local rate…

The secret to getting an amazing accountant at a local rate…

When it comes to selecting an accountancy firm, businesses can feel a little overwhelmed by the range of choice presented on the local market. It is easy to be intimidated by approaching a larger accounting firm.
Is it the end of the line for PILONs?

Is it the end of the line for PILONs?

Did you know that soon, PILONs could be a thing of the past? No, not Pylons as for now we’ll still need those for carrying our electricity. What we mean here are PILONs, aka Payments in Lieu of Notice or, the amount of money some employees are given in exchange for not working their notice […]
Cottons Sponsor Daventry Cycle Sportive

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

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.
Changes to Residential Property Tax

Changes to Residential Property Tax

Our property tax experts have put together this definitive list of all recent changes to property taxes and given advice on how to manage them.

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