Amanda Newman (Ely)

Amanda joined the firm in 2000, when she began studying for the AAT accounting qualification. She soon passed with flying colours and progressed to study with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales, qualifying in 2006.

Amanda now manages a portfolio of general practice clients, including sole traders, partnerships and companies, at the Ely office, where she is a resident Partner. She has a wide knowledge of all aspects of accountancy and tax, with a bias towards small businesses, particularly sole traders and partnerships as well as owner managed Limited Companies.

She has a keen interest in start-ups and the opportunities this offers to be of assistance to them in their early days of set-up, guiding them through incorporation of a company, handling book keeping and all of the compliance issues that come along with starting a business for the first time. She chairs the firm's Start-up group.

Outside of the office Amanda is kept busy with her young daughter. She fills any spare time left in growing her own garden produce.

 
My Latest Blogs
 
Amanda Newman
24th April 2020 Job retention scheme update

So we are nearly at the end of the first week of the job retention scheme portal opening and as a firm have processed over 100 claims helping more than 500 employees continue to get paid. We are still continuing to process the claims, hoping to help more businesses gain funding to keep going.  …

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3rd April 2020 Marriage allowance can you cash in?

The marriage allowance allows you to transfer £1,250 of your unused personal allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner in a given tax year.   In order to qualify the one receiving the transfer must not be a higher rate tax payer and the lower earner must have income below their personal tax free…

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26th March 2020 COVID-19 Payroll Update

Please find below the latest payroll information regarding the current COVID-19 situation:   COVID-19 Payroll Newsletter

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23rd March 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic: What help can your business get?

In the recent Budget, and subsequent announcements, the Government have introduced numerous measures to help small businesses cope with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once you have decided how to follow Government advice with regard to your own business continuity, best advice must then be to more actively manage your finances, by preparing…

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11th March 2020 2020 Budget For small Businesses

What does today mean for small businesses, some of the highlights: National insurance threshold increased to £9,516 Corporation tax stays at 19% Increase in the recently introduced Structural Buildings allowance to 3% per year Increase in the employer’s national insurance allowance from £3k to £4k per year (although the criteria to claim this, changes from…

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23rd August 2019 Changes in VAT for Contractors and Subcontractors

Confused by the new CIS reverse charge VAT rules that come into effect from 1 October 2019, then HMRC have issued further guidance at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-domestic-reverse-charge-for-building-and-construction-services#overview.   The basics are as from 1 October 2019 if you are a VAT registered subcontractor working for a contractor you will no longer be paid for the VAT element…

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25th October 2018 Ely Start Up seminar Guest speakers announced

Ely Office start up seminar is being held on 20th November https://www.whitingandpartners.co.uk/booking-now-open-for-start-up-seminars/. A chance to gain free advice on the complexities of starting in business from Whiting and Partners and Guest Speakers from local solicitors Fraser Dawbarns talking about partnership and shareholder agreements, leases on new premises and employment law for taking on new staff.…

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3rd September 2018 Making Tax digital is nearly here

As we head towards the end of summer and we start to prepare the children to go back to school, life starts to get back to normal. If you run your own business you may want to use this time to start planning ahead for the changes in the way you file your paperwork with…

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30th May 2018 CITB Levy form requirement

It is the time of year when contractors are being issued with their CITB Levy forms, with a completion deadline of 30 June 2018. For those starting in the construction industry the registration process is easily not realised. For the purpose of the construction industry an employer includes those with subcontractors, and therefore the annual…

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3rd May 2018 MTD delayed further is not the case

HMRC have recently issued further information regarding MTD , stating prioritising EU exit work is delaying plans to introduce further digital services for individuals. This however ONLY affects simple assessment and real time tax code changes, HMRC are still striving to encourage further uptake of personal tax accounts. Simple assessment was intended to take two…

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