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Staff

 

Accounts preparation

We prepare accounts for all types of businesses (sole traders, partnerships and limited companies). For limited companies we prepare the accounts (and abbreviated accounts) and take care of all the filing requirements with Companies House and HMRC.

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Tax returns & planning

We complete tax returns for all types of clients (individuals, sole traders, partnerships and limited companies). We always seek to minimise the tax charge by claiming all allowances that you are entitled to and giving expert advice on tax planning strategies.

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Credit Control

Customers not paying your bills? Let us help. We are skilled credit controllers, using diplomacy and assertiveness in order to get your money back.

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Tax, PAYE and VAT inspections

We know it's a hassle submitting your VAT, but there are penalties if it's not done on time. Just give us the information and we can take care of the preparation and submission on your behalf.

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Payroll and bookkeeping

Let us manage your payroll. We can register you as an employer, produce payslips,calculate the PAYE/NI, holiday entitlement, sick pay and everything else.

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Management accounts & cash flows

We can prepare management accounts to show you how your business is performing against key metrics and suggest areas for improvement. Let us review your cash flow so your business doesn't fail due to poor cash management.

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Business and financial advice

We can prepare management accounts to show you how your business is performing against key metrics and suggest areas for improvement. Let us review your cash flow so your business doesn't fail due to poor cash management.

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VAT returns submission

We know it's a hassle submitting your VAT, but there are penalties if it's not done on time. Just give us the information and we can take care of the preparation and submission on your behalf.

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Business plans, grant & finance

Whether you have a large, medium or small business, we pride ourselves on offering first class service at a competitive rate. We guarantee to meet all deadlines and promise to beat any like-for-like quotes.

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Company secretarial services

We are experts in company formation, annual returns, directors forms and all the other filing requirements.

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  • Inflation is due to fall to 0.2% this year. In December it was forecast to be 1.2% this year.
  • The Class 2 national insurance contributions for the self-employed to be abolished.
  • Corporation tax will fall to 20% from April 2015.
  • The tax-free personal allowance to rise from £10,600 in 2015-16 to £10,800 in 2016-17 and £11,000 in 2017-18.
  • The 40p income tax to rise by above inflation from £42,385 in 2014-15 to £43,300 in 2017-18.
  • Starting next year, paper tax returns will be scrapped and replaced with digital accounts.
  • Duty on cider and spirits will be cut by 2% and wine duty will be frozen.
  • Duty on tobacco will remain at 2% above inflation increase.
  • Fuel duty scheduled increase has been cancelled, which is said to equate to £10 of the price of a tank of fuel.
  • Abolition of VAT on the Severn Bridge tolls and the Category 2 for small vans and buses. Osborne declares tolls will be cut to £5.40 in 2018.
  • Petroleum Revenue Tax (PRT) will be cut from 50% to 35% to support continued production in older fields
  • Annual savings limit for ISA increased to £15,240 and will allow savers to withdraw money and put it back later in the year without losing any of their tax-free allowance.
  • A “Help to buy ISA” will be launched which allows first-time buyers to top up by £50 for every £200 saved for a deposit.
  • Pension pot lifetime allowance to be reduced from £1.25m to £1m from next year, saving £600m annually.
  • Annual bank levy to rise to 0.21% raising an additional £900m a year. Banks to be barred from deducting compensation for mis-selling from corporation tax
  • The UK government was opening negotiations over a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea, generating power to run 120,000 homes for 120 years.
  • Osborne announced a levy on the sale of buildings or land, causing a cut in the rate of tax for 98% of house purchases, while raising money from those buying the most expensive homes.
  • Homebuyers will only pay the rate of tax on the part of the property price within each tax band – like income tax.
Accountancy Services

James Westacott

I’m James and I’m very proud to say that I’ve been an accountant and tax adviser for over 15 years.James

I graduated with a BA in Mathematics & Computation at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, then did a MSc in Computational Statistics at the University of Bath.

I joined Coopers & Lybrand in September 1996 and won national prizes at all levels of training before qualifying in 1999.

I set up my own accountancy practice in December 2009 and it has expanded significantly since then. I provide all accountancy and taxation services and am a specialist in the owner-managed sector.

When I’m not working hard on accounts and tax returns, I like to spend time with my family. We enjoy eating out, go-karting and exotic holiday locations (usually Tenby!) where we can relax on the beach and go swimming.

My best sporting days are now behind me, but I still try to play football, snooker and darts with my son.

To chill out I like watching TV – mainly Sky Sports, Coronation Street, You’ve Been Framed! and repeats of Baywatch and the Benny Hill Show. I’m a big fan of Jessica Fletcher and have every episode of Murder She Wrote on tape.

Amie Caldwell

I’m Amie Caldwell and I joined James Westacott ACA in June 2014.amie

I work mainly on owner managed businesses. I have experience in bank and credit card reconciliations, purchase and sales invoicing, cash handling, trial balances and preparation of accounts.

During school I completed GCSE Maths 7 months early and then went on to pass Money and Finance Skills Level 2. I have got my AAT Level 2 qualification and preparing to start the AAT level 3 qualification.

Outside the office I enjoy keeping fit at the gym, socialising, bingo (although I haven’t won the jackpot yet!), watching TV (Hollyoaks, Prison Break and Vampire Diaries) and experiencing different parts of the world during vacation.

Courtney Astill

I’m Courtney Astill and I started working for James in February 2016, so I’ve just celebrated my 1 year anniversary!Gemma
During school I passed 15 GCSEs, including Maths, English, and an A* in IT. I am currently attending college to complete my AAT course.

Outside the office, I I enjoy spending with my friends and family, eating in restaurants, watching TV (Corrie, EastEnders and vampire diaries) and shopping.

Gemma Wemyss

Hi, my name is Gemma Wemyss.Gemma

I am a qualified hairdresser and have previous experience in customer service. I also have a passion for sales, marketing and networking. I have recently joined the team with James and looking forward to furthering my sales career.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my two children who keep my busy until bedtime! I also like to keep fit for my annual holidays and go out for meals with my husband, family and friends.

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