Manufacturing

The UK is the 11th largest global manufacturer and there has been vibrant growth within the sector in recent years with a strong focus on innovation as the industry moves into the technological age.

The uncertainty facing this sector remains high and this, paired with the rise in production costs and workforce recruitment and retention, means it is particularly essential to have a team of experts to assist in managing your accounting and business requirements.

As experts in the industry we offer support with aspects including:

  • Research & Development tax credits
  • The Patent Box initiative
  • Capital allowance claims
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Audit
  • Payroll and Bookkeeping
  • Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Exit Planning
  • Grants and finance
  • Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS)

Our Manufacturing Group meet on a regular basis throughout the year, with representatives from across the firm discussing current matters impacting the sector as well as ensuring advisers are up to date with recent legislative changes.

Get in touch with your local office and speak to one of our specialist manufacturing advisers.

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Whiting & Partners guided us in setting up the day to day accounting systems and have since looked after the annual accounts and tax matters.



 
Latest Blogs in Manufacturing
 
Philip Peters
16th November 2020 Planned Large CapEx? HMRC extend Annual Investment Allowance

Those businesses that have large capital expenditure spends each year, such as manufacturers and farmers, will be aware that there has been a very generous capital allowances tax regime in recent years, currently allowing year 1 tax relief on eligible purchases up to £1m pa. This generosity was scheduled to be reduced wef 1 January…

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Ian Piper
18th November 2020 BREXIT: What changes for SME’s?

As 1-Jan-21 draws ever nearer, and no trade deal with the EU has yet been agreed, what definite business process changes should UK SME’s start to now understand and prepare for: Exporting Goods to the EU  Apply for an EORI number (which starts with GB). Check whether what you sell is a restricted good that…

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Ben Beech
2nd November 2020 Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) Decrease

The annual investment allowance (AIA) limit is currently due to decrease from £1 million to £200,000 from 1 January 2021. Many businesses will have deferred decisions about purchasing capital equipment this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a number of professional bodies urging the Chancellor to postpone this decrease. However, it…

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Paul Jefferson
26th June 2020 Delaying Import duty and VAT

HMRC have implemented measures to assist businesses that are registered importers who pay VAT and Duty at the time of import and are facing financial difficulties as a direct result of Coronavirus.   What to do if you’re a Duty deferment account holder   You can contact HMRC for approval to enter into an extended…

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Matilda Mawson
15th April 2020 Update: Budget changes to the Annual Allowance calculations for 2020/21

Back in February, I wrote a blog detailing the effect the annual allowance tapering legislation was having on senior NHS clinicians and many others with a defined benefit pension scheme, which can be found here.   I explain that, although NHS England has stepped in to help some NHS staff affected by the charges for…

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Ian Piper
22nd November 2019 2019 Growth: Missing in action?

(Data Source) As another year draws to a close, local SME businesses will be forgiven for looking forward to drawing a line under it. With 2019 sales growth barely nudging 1%, it has been a year of focusing on not slipping backwards, rather than the usual mantra of continually signing up new accounts.  When commentators…

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Jeannette Hume
7th December 2018 Budget Changes Encourage Investment

A number of measures contained in October’s budget were designed to increase investment made by UK businesses and aimed at raising the UK’s international competitiveness. Farmers anticipating expenditure on new commercial buildings or a large outlay on machinery, may find Chancellor Hammond’s changes both interesting and useful.   Let’s look first at the Structures and…

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Philip Peters
8th November 2018 Capital allowances changes

A number of changes to capital allowances were announced at the Budget, including an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), for two years to £1 million, in relation to qualifying expenditure incurred from 1 January 2019. The AIA is currently £200,000 per annum. Complex calculations may apply to accounting periods which straddle 1 January…

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Andrew Band
2nd November 2018 Increase in Annual Investment Allowance

The government has announced an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) to £1 million in relation to qualifying expenditure incurred from 1 January 2019. Since 1 January 2016 the AIA limit has been £200,000.  It may be worth deferring planned significant capital expenditure as, I am sure you will agree, the additional £800,000 relief…

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Jeannette Hume
18th September 2017 R&D Tax Relief: HMRC publish take-up report.

R&D tax relief, to provide government subsidies to those companies that develop innovation products, services or systems, has been with us for 17 years now. The latest HMRC R&D tax relief take-up report, encouragingly, shows that the following recent improvements to the scheme have increased the amount of tax relief claimed by 22% over the…

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