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23 Oct 2023

What is a Director’s Loan Account and What are the Benefits?

When you are early on in your journey of running a small business, there may be various pieces of legislation or ‘tax speak’ that you do not understand. Director’s loan accounts (DLAs) are something that your accountant might suggest or something you might see on your company accounts. In this blog, we explain exactly what a director’s loan account is and the benefits for a small business.

26 Sep 2023

Has Your Pension Got Your Attention?

Shockwaves were sent through the pensions market following the covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis. If you are aged between 45 and 70 you should urgently review your pension pots and check that you are on course to enjoy a comfortable retirement.

01 Sep 2023

The Implications of Capital Gains Tax When Landlords Sell a Second Property in the UK

Property investment has long been a popular avenue for individuals seeking to generate income and build wealth. For landlords in the UK, owning multiple properties is a common strategy. However, selling a second property involves navigating the complex landscape of capital gains tax (CGT).

12 Jul 2023

The Future of Accounting: How Technology is Changing the Industry

Accounting serves as a fundamental aspect of every business, providing crucial financial insights and ensuring adherence to regulations. With the continuous advancement of technology, the accounting industry has undergone a significant transformation, revolutionising traditional practices and processes.

02 Jun 2023

5 Tax-Saving Strategies for Small UK Business Owners

In 2022, the UK private sector had around 5.5 million businesses, with 1.4 million having employees and 4.1 million being non-employing businesses. The composition of the private sector business population consisted of 3.1 million sole proprietorships (56%), 2.1 million actively trading companies (37%), and 353,000 ordinary partnerships (6%) and approximately 2.7 million private sector businesses (49% of the total) were registered for VAT or PAYE (source:

19 Apr 2023

What do employees want?

If your business is looking to attract the best talent, then it’s important for you to be able to demonstrate that you understand what your current employees want and that you’re providing it. Staff are looking for more than just fair compensation and job security (though they are vital), and the rise of flexible working has made that more obvious than ever. Fulfilling your employees want does more than just attract new talent. A happy and engaged team is a productive team.

01 Feb 2023

How Financial Forecasting Can Benefit your Business

Financial Forecasting is a powerful tool that business owners can use to plan for the future. If you’re looking to grow your business, having an idea of its future financial performance will enable you to make smart choices that help you achieve your goals. No matter the size of your business, a well-researched forecast will provide you with valuable insight that’ll help keep you competitive and successful.

13 Jan 2023

What is a Time to Pay Arrangement?

It’s always best to pay HMRC on time if you can. If, for whatever reason you find yourself unable to pay and you find yourself in debt to HMRC, don’t panic – there’s help available.

30 Nov 2022

It’s all happening at Giltinan and Kennedy!

The team Giltinan and Kennedy have reached quite a few milestones in the last couple of months, and we would love it if you joined in our celebrations.

11 Oct 2022

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax – What do I need to Know?

The deadline for Making Tax Digital is approaching fast, and it might mean you need to change the way you do your accounts.

22 Sep 2022

Save a little extra with Marriage Allowance

Taking advantage of the Marriage Allowance could save you money at a time when you most need it.

01 Jul 2022

Learn how to protect your business from the cost of an HMRC compliance check

Whether you’re a sole trader or running a limited company, an unexpected letter from HMRC can fill you with dread.

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