WE MAKE BUSINESS FUN AGAIN

We work with Small to Medium sized Businesses to help them manage their Finance systems so that they...

Become more Profitable
Have more Control
Free up personal Time

HOW WE WILL BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS?

Most Accountants focus entirely on the production of your year end accounts and Tax Returns. We take things a step further, offering our clients a complete finance solution, focused entirely on their specific circumstances and requirements.

Use Proven Strategies

Benefit from our wealth of experience from working with thriving Businesses

Make Life Easier

Let us free up your time and make your life easier so that you can focus on what’s important for the growth of your business

Grow Your Business

Don’t just file your historical data away. Let us help you use it to make better decisions about the future and let your business grow

Learn New Skills

Learn from our Newsletters, Webinars, Blogs and Consultancy meetings to develop new skills to keep you up to date with changing legislation.

Since HFL Accountants have been my accountants I have the time and the freedom to concentrate on being a Manufacturing consultant and leaving HFL to worry about the accounts. The preparation of my year end accounts has become less stressful and I can trust that my accounting paperwork will reach their destination in a timely manner.
Les Bailey

A smarter way to do things

We champion end to end cloud accounting solutions to ensure that:

You will be ready for Making Tax Digital requirements (Starting in April 2019)
You have more time to focus on your business rather than the bookkeeping
You have better and more timely management information and
You enjoy your business even more!

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

You will shortly be able to go online and submit a claim for furloughed wages. Here we look at what information will be needed to enable that claim to be made.

Autumn newsletter 2019

For some of us the state pension age is fast approaching. Where that is the case you should receive a letter from the Pension Service, certainly no later than 2 months before you reach that milestone. You do have to actually claim the state pension to receive it and how you do so is laid out in the correspondence. In the vast majority of cases you will make the claim and the pension will be paid across, usually within 5 weeks of reaching state pension age.

Dividend Complexities

The dividend allowance, which was originally introduced from 6 April 2016, was cut from £5,000 a year to £2,000 from 6 April 2018. The cut is likely to have a significant impact on employees and directors of small businesses who receive both salary and dividend payments. Many family-owned companies allocate dividends towards the end of

Summer newsletter 2019

If you are looking at buying your first home or know somebody else who is considering doing so, such as your children or grandchildren, then this Government backed savings scheme might be an option. This has been available since December 2015 and is aimed at first time buyers aged 16 or over who are looking to save up a deposit for the purchase of their first home. The Government adds a bonus of 25% to your savings up to a maximum of £3,000. This is per person. It can be used as a purchase of a first time buyer’s home worth up to £450,000 in London or £250,000 in the rest of the UK.

Spring Newsletter 2019

Spring is in the air and traditionally this is the time of year when couples marry.
Possibly the most important item on the wedding shopping list is the bride’s gown. According to Bride Magazine the average cost of a wedding dress in the UK in 2018 was £1,378, with a particular royal wedding dress reported to be in the £100,000 price range.

Budget 2018 Newsletter

What was your most interesting part of yesterday’s budget?  For us it was the clear focus on business and the support to help businesses grow.  With new allowances for electric vehicle charging facilities, for building new commercial structures and buildings and an increase in the level of tax relief designed to encourage businesses to spend

Paying Family Members

Many small businesses, whether incorporated or not, pay family members for working for the business. However, as a recent case shows, it is easy to make mistakes which can prove costly.

Tax on Termination Payments set to Change

MORE TAX The tax and NI treatment of termination payments currently depend on whether or not they are classed as earnings.  This has often not been clear cut and factors such as whether the payments were provided for contractual reasons have had to be considered.  For instance, the treatment of payments in lieu of notice

Van Benefits in Kind Rules

Driving a van as your company vehicle has tax advantages over a car. The tax charge is generally low compared with a car, and can even be zero in circumstances where a car would be taxable. What conditions must be met for tax-free use? Van tax rates In his Autumn Budget 2017 the Chancellor announced an increase in the taxable benefit in kind for employees (including directors)