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 January 2017. But what does 2017 hold for [...]

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 KISS. Keep it simple starting out. If you set up as a sole trader, you can [...]

Planning for succession

There are more than 3 million family businesses in the UK. Between them they employ more than 9 million people and contribute over 15% towards our GDP. However, all too often I see family businesses that experience difficulties when it comes to passing on their businesses to younger generations. Succession planning helps you pass on [...]

The National Living Wage – how it will affect your business

The National Living Wage has now come into force. Many of my Clients have asked me for advice on dealing with this change. Basically, it means a £900 cash increase for a full-time worker on the current National Minimum Wage and by 2020 2.9 million workers are expected to benefit directly. In addition, it is [...]

Budget 2016 – the right time for Small businesses

Click for Summary I read about the recent survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warning that confidence amongst SMEs is currently running at its lowest level since 2013. Fortunately, in the March Budget, the Chancellor gave small and medium-sized enterprises the biggest share of hand-outs. Exemption from business rates for large [...]

What are the implications of “BREXIT” for the UK’s small/medium sized businesses?

Now would be a good time for you to examine the viabilities of your organisation and Askews is well placed to support you. Maybe it's time to pick up the phone now. There will be winners and losers whatever the outcome. I'm ready to help your organsiation to ensure it is on the winning side. [...]

Buy-to-let – Are you ready for the changes?

This might help some of our Clients understand how the new buy-to-let proposals may affect their plans as a landlord. In last summer's Budget and in the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor introduced several changes affecting anyone buying or owning a buy-to-let property in the UK. It's important that landlords understand these changes as they may [...]

All your business needs, all in one place…

Finding reliable, competitively priced providers of accountancy, legal and insurance services for your business can be confusing and expensive. That’s why, since we launched Askews Legal LLP in 2012 followed by Askews Risk Management in 2014, we’ve been on a mission to hunt down the very best lawyers and insurance providers. This now complements our longstanding [...]

Coventry Accountancy Firms Merge

Neil Askew and Chris Salter With over 50 years’ experience between them, Askews headed by Neil Askew and Oakwood Accountancy owned by Chris Salter have merged to create a larger Accountancy firm in the City. Neil and Chris, who both grew up in Coventry, each have a strong client base of local businesses. [...]

Xero – it could make running your small business easier

I am proud to announce that Askews have recently become certified partners for Xero, the online accountancy software providers. Xero provides businesses with all the necessary accountancy tools. It allows you to share access with your staff as well as with your accountant, giving up-to-date management information to all the people who can help your [...]