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So far Neil Askew has created 30 blog entries.

What kind of Brexit do SMEs want?

Minimal barriers to trade and access to skilled talent must be high on the Brexit wish list for owners of small and medium-sized businesses.

As Brexit negotiations continue, it is important that trading between the UK and Europe is kept as open as possible, and businesses need to […]

SMEs/Small Businesses are crucial to our economy

According to government statistics, in 2016 there were around 5.5m businesses in the UK, an increase of about 23pc since 2010. Of these, one million small businesses, 4,000 medium-sized businesses and 900 large businesses were new. Small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private sector businesses.

Total employment in […]

Could your business claim R&D tax relief?

In many business owners’ minds, research and development conjures up images of laboratories with geeky men and women wearing white coats and believe R&D is the exclusive preserve of the world’s biggest companies involved in science, advanced technology and pharmaceuticals.
Well, this is not true. In recent years, […]

Askews Accountants acquires Flint & Thompson in Birmingham

Askews Accountants was established in 1997 in Coventry and has recently acquired Flint & Thompson in Birmingham. We have built a dedicated and loyal team of fully trained Chartered Certified accountants and bookkeepers. At Askews we put the Customers first.

More news on the the new acquisition soon!

Askews Accountants […]

What government support is available for local businesses in 2017?

Although the business environment is being disrupted by Brexit and Trump, there is still a lot of government help for businesses. Bearing the landscape is never static.

So what Government help is out there today? 

There are various grants available towards training and tax reliefs like R&D tax […]

How to Make Your Business a success in 2017, with the help of Askews Accountants

As 2016 year end approaches, we rush to get lodge our tax returns. However, we must also think of the future. We expect to finish 2016 with Britain set to leave the EU by 2019 and with Donald Trump elected as President of the US from 20th […]

What the Autumn Statement 2016 means for your business?

This was Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first major announcement and it included some key changes for businesses. This is what I believe business owners need to know about Hammond’s speech.


The tax free personal allowance will rise to £12,500 and the higher rate threshold to goes up to £50,000 […]

Simple Accounting Tips For Small Businesses

Askews have been in the accounting business for almost 20 years. So we know a thing or two about how best to run your business. Here are some accounting tips for businesses that are just starting out.

Accounting Tips

  1. KISS. Keep it simple starting out. If you set […]

Digital revolution for the tax system to cut red tape for British business

hmrcimagePaying tax will become less burdensome for British businesses under plans for a 21st century tax system detailed by HMRC.
Plans for the new, streamlined and efficient tax system were issued in a Press Release from the Government, with HMRC and the treasury promising more clarity […]

Tough new sanctions announced for offshore tax evaders

_80508955_805065881Tax evaders are set to face tough new sanctions under plans detailed by HM Revenue and Customs as outlined in a Press Release from HMRC.

The proposals will mean that those who do not come forward and pay outstanding taxes from offshore investments and accounts, could […]