• Spring Budget 2024: What it means for you and your business

    30th April 2024

    Spring Budget 2024: What it means for you and your business

    The headline from the Spring Budget, presented to parliament by the Chancellor on 6 March 2024, was, once again, the cut to National Insurance rates.  However, there were many other announcements made that may have an impact on you and ...

  • Autumn Statement 2023: Henry Pettitt

    23rd November 2023

    Autumn Statement 2023: what does it mean for you?

    The headline from the Autumn Statement 2023, presented to parliament by the Chancellor on 22 November, was the cut to National Insurance rates.  However, there were many other announcements made that may have an impact on you and your business. ...

  • Martyn Benstead: Self Assessment tax return deadline

    16th November 2023

    The Self Assessment tax return deadline is looming…

    Martyn Benstead, partner at Stephenson Smart, explains the importance of being prepared as the Self Assessment tax return date looms. There’s never an ideal time to start thinking about your Self Assessment tax return, but my advice would be to ...

  • Kayleigh Wilson: Basis period reform

    8th November 2023

    What you need to know about basis period reform

    Does your business’s year end coincide with the tax year end?  If not, you need to know about basis period reform. Basis period reform is the government’s plan to move most sole traders and partnerships to an accounting year end ...

  • Stephenson Smart's Tax Specialist Team

    19th October 2023

    Stephenson Smart’s tax specialists’ team is strengthened by the addition of one of the youngest in the country

    At just 16, Bethany Little broke the record as the youngest trainee accountant in Stephenson Smart’s 103-year history.  Fast forward five years and she’s done it again – as one of the youngest people in the UK to pass the ...

  • Advisory fuel rates company car by Chris Goad, Partner, Stephenson Smart

    19th September 2023

    Advisory fuel rates for company cars

    Advisory fuel rates company car - an overview by Partner, Chris Goad: New advisory fuel rates for company cars have been published and took effect from 1 September 2023. The guidance states: ‘you can use the previous rates for up to one ...