Exploring Joint Ownership: Joint tenant v’s Tenants in common

If you buy, purchase, or inherit property with another individual, you must decide how you want to ‘hold’ the property together. Under UK law you can become a joint owner as either ‘joint tenants’ or ‘tenants in common’. The type of ownership you choose affects what you can do with the property if your relationship…Read More

Capital Gains Tax on Antiques

If you have acquired some valuable antiques or artefacts or have inherited some bespoke Jewellery and wish to sell it on, you may be subject to capital gains tax. The rates for capital gains tax are at 10% for basic rate taxpayer and 20% for higher rate taxpayers. These items are known as non-wasting Chattels…Read More

What are the pros and cons of switching to the salary sacrifice scheme?

Salary sacrifice is a scheme that allows employees to exchange part of their salary in favour of savings for the future. The savings can take many non-cash benefit forms such as pension contributions. As employees are giving up a portion of their salary in favour of pension contributions their gross pay will decrease. Therefore, the…Read More

What happens if I made losses on my rental property in the tax year?

Much like your main residence, your rental property will need more touching up than others. Some years you may need to replace a few more items than you would hope and ultimately you may end up spending more on the property than you receive in rental income. Perhaps you’ve stopped renting your property for a…Read More

What is Private Residence Relief and how does it arise?

Private residence relief (PPR) applies to the sale of a residence that has been an individual’s only or principal residence for the period of time they have owned it. If you sell a property, once rented out, you will have to pay Capital Gains Tax within 60 days of selling the property. This tax is…Read More

Approval automation for QuickBooks Online

ApprovalMax ApprovalMax is a tool that extends the online accounting platform QuickBooks Online with approval-driven financial controls. It replaces paper- and email-based approvals with fully automated multi-role and multi-tiered approval workflows, and ensures spend control and regulatory compliance for both internal accounting and financial service outsourcing organisations. Protect your data It is possible to perform…Read More

Work Experience with PJCO

I’ve had the honour to spend the last few days taking part in work experience at PJCO and have learnt so much from so many amazing characters in such a short time. Before arriving, I had very little idea what an accountant did or how an accountancy firm would operate. I’ve gained so much knowledge on finance, tax, national insurance, marketing and advertisement, software, and…Read More

Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

The importance of a positive attitude towards mental health in the workplace has been highlighted many times over recent years. Businesses acknowledge its significance to the workforce and employee productivity and are taking steps to make sure that they’re promoting positive mental health in the workplace. According to Acas, 1 in 4 adults in the…Read More

Robert Kiyosaki

The word accounting comes from the word accountability. If you are going to be rich, you need to be accountable for your money.

Robert Kiyosaki