General Practice

As a firm of general practice chartered accountants, we need to master many core disciplines.

Although we have specifically identified certain services and sectors in which we have gained much experience and expertise, we are also able to assist in many other areas that fall into other, general practice, categories.

 

A summary of our general practice services:

  • Business plan preparation
  • Advice on the most appropriate trading structure
  • Assistance in raising of finance
  • Incorporation, if you decide to trade as a limited company
  • Registration for all of the appropriate taxes
  • Pro-active business and personal tax, finance and structure advice
  • Business support (Book-keeping and payroll)
  • Introduction of appropriate financial controls
  • Both internal Management Accounting and external Statutory Accounting
  • Pre-sale grooming
  • Business sale, succession or dissolution
  • Managing and protecting your wealth

 

Why choose us?

  • Established for over 90 years
  • Transparent fee based service
  • Central accountancy and business advisory service
  • Specialist advice and support
  • Local office locations

Whiting & Partners SME Update Newsletters:

2018: Feb | Jan

2017:  Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul | Jun |Feb | Jan

2016:  Dec | Nov | Sep | Aug | Jul | May | Apr | Feb | Jan

2015:  Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul | Jun | Apr | MarFeb | Jan

2014:  Dec | Nov | Oct | Mar | Feb | Jan

 

Get in touch with your local office and speak to one of our specialist advisers about our General Practice services.



 
Latest Blogs in General Practice
 
Ian Piper
18th May 2020 Covid-19: Companies House dissolutions now put on hold

Like many Government departments, Companies House have relaxed various compliance requirements to support businesses to get through this Covid-19 period. In their latest announcement, they are making the following temporary changes to their strike off policies:   Voluntary (Form DS01 submitted) Strike Off Applications – Process halted after notice published in London Gazette. Automatic Dissolutions…

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Ian Piper
14th April 2020 Home Working: What expenses can employees reclaim?

As a consequence of the Covid-19 lock down, most employees who are able to work from home, and who have not been furloughed, are now working from their private study, spare bedroom, dining room table, etc. So what home expenses can these employees reclaim, tax free, from their employer:   Supply of a mobile phone…

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Jaimie King
12th March 2020 Can’t file because of Coronavirus?

All companies must file their accounts with Companies House every year, and there is an automatic penalty applied if they are filed late.   Companies House have today released guidance regarding coronavirus. If you are unable to file your company accounts due to the virus, you must make an application to extend the filing deadline…

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Emily Haines
29th January 2020 2020 Vision

  The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) recently published an article focusing on the accounting trends and changes that will shape 2020 (with content from Xero).   BREXIT – What will the significant changes be that will affect your business and your cashflow? Will your business have to look further into the future with management…

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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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Scott Bishop
20th November 2019 Postponement of planned Corporation Tax reduction

Boris Johnson has announced plans to postpone the cut in Corporation Tax to 17% (down from 19%) that was due to take effect from 1st April 2020 in order to save £6bn, stating that the money would be better spent on other ‘national priorities’,  including the NHS.   It is not clear when, or indeed…

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Ian Piper
23rd August 2019 31-Oct Brexit: How can SME’s prepare for no-deal?

As we edge ever closer to what looks more and more likely to be a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, SME business owners should now be readying their businesses.   There is clearly no certainty over quite how affected we shall all be by Brexit. However, there are sensible risk management mitigation steps that business owners may wish…

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Paul Jefferson
15th July 2019 Company car tax changes – Government will remove BIK company car tax on Electric Vehicles from 2020/21

The government has provided positive news for Company car drivers announcing that a pure electric vehicle (EV) will no longer pay benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax in 2020/21 following a review which looks set to boost sales of emissions-free cars. HM Treasury’s response to its review of the fallout from the roll-out of the Worldwide Harmonised Light…

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Hannah Wisbey
22nd May 2019 Reform of Companies House Register

The government is consulting on proposals to significantly change the role of Companies House, with the aim of ‘increasing the transparency of UK corporate entities and helping combat economic crime’.   The consultation considers reform to: the information that companies are required to disclose increasing the checks on the information disclosed measures to improve the…

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Chris Ridgeon
1st March 2019 Mind Your Own Business

So, you’ve decided to go it alone. You’ve identified a niche for your idea, your product or the service you can offer. It may just be that you want independence and greater recognition for your expertise.   We have many start-up businesses looking to us for help and advice. These range from spare room endeavours…

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