Helping our clients sleep at night

How do we do that? In a number of ways:

  • Working with our clients to help them do what they do best
  • Ensuring that they meet all tax and Companies House compliance deadlines in plenty of time.
  • Promptly preparing accounts and tax returns so that our clients have plenty of notice of forthcoming tax bills giving them time to budget rather than having a nasty shock a short while before the amount is payable.
  • Promptly submitting accounts, returns and declarations so that our clients don't have to pay penalties.


Contractors vote with their feet after IR35 changes

Sept. 7, 2017

Three-quarters of public sector departments have lost top talent in the wake of IR35 tax reforms according to the findings of new research.


Avoiding the mortgage interest relief restriction by transferring properties to a spouse

Sept. 4, 2017

The restriction on mortgage interest relief has made limited companies more attractive vehicles for property ownership as the relief for mortgage interest is not restricted for corporation tax purposes. In addition, the rate of tax charged on profits is lower and succession planning is simpler.


What to expect from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Aug. 18, 2017

The government have issued a statement of intent affirming their commitment to a new Data Protection Bill, which promises a major shake-up of data privacy laws.

The Data Protection Bill will transpose the EU regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), into UK law, coming into force 25 May 2018. DESPITE BREXIT, it is expected that the UK will retain these laws, and will in fact widen the scope of the legislation further.


Should I incorporate my buy-to-let business?

Aug. 17, 2017

On 6 April 2017 there was a major change to the income tax rules for landlords. Instead of interest and other costs on loans taken out to purchase residential property being deductible from rental income, tax relief will now be restricted to basic rate only, with the changes phased in over four years. Individual circumstances can mean that the restriction produces eye-wateringly high effective tax rates.


Every taxpayer has a Personal Tax Account ready and waiting to be used

Aug. 2, 2017

All that is required is for the taxpayer to register to use their tax account. This can be achieved by going to /personal-tax-account (a simple Google search will get you there).


Bob trethdalwr mae Cyfrif Treth Personol barod ac yn aros i gael ei ddefnyddio

Aug. 2, 2017

Cyfan sydd ei angen yw i'r trethdalwr i gofrestru i ddefnyddio eu cyfrif treth. Gellir cyflawni hyn trwy fynd i / personol-dreth-gyfrif (bydd chwiliad Google syml fynd â chi yno).


Making Tax Digital delayed to 2020 at the earliest for taxes other than VAT

July 14, 2017

Heeding concerns across the accounting spectrum, and weakened by their reduced majority, the government has amended the timetable and implementation intakes of Making Tax Digital.

Under the reformed timetable, only businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will have to keep digital records, and only for VAT purposes, starting from 2019. Businesses will not be asked to make the switch to Making Tax Digital and update HMRC quarterly for other taxes until at least 2020.


The Pensions Regulator is carrying out spot checks across the UK.

July 14, 2017

The Pensions Regulator is carrying out spot checks across towns and cities in the UK to make sure that employers are complying with their auto enrolment of workplace pension duties.

Inspections have already been carried out in London and Manchester and, within the last two weeks, checks have taken place in Sheffield and Birmingham.

Inspections have already been carried out in London and Manchester and, within the last two weeks, checks have taken place in Sheffield and Birmingham.


Making Tax Digital: Committee ‘puzzled’ by government’s cost estimates

April 7, 2017

The The chairman of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, has said that the committee was “very puzzled” by the government’s cost estimates to businesses for implementation of the Making Tax Digital initiative.


Tax-free dividend allowance will be reduced from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018

March 8, 2017

Aimed at reducing the benefits of owning your own company, This will reduce the tax difference between the self-employed and those working through a company. Typically, general investors will need over £50,000 worth of stocks and shares outside an ISA to be affected.

Working for and with You, Not the Taxman

You pay our bills not the taxman so it is only right that we look after you. We care about our clients, their business, their future. 

We’re here to make tax and financial planning easy. We’re here to help ease your financial burden and to find you the most tax efficient way to run your business. We don’t want the taxman to take what’s not his, so we work with you to find out what’s important to you.

A Different Kind of Accountant

We are approachable and easy to talk to. Every client benefits from a dedicated partner and member of staff either of whom they can contact and both of whom they will know and recognise. We get to know our clients, understand how they work and constantly help them to improve and grow their businesses.

We’re business advisers and planners as well as tax experts, and we work tirelessly helping businesses like yours save tax, and become more efficient and financially stronger. And we’re very nice people too. 

When did your Accountant last give you £50?

At Handley, Evans & Co we will deduct £50 from our fees for your tax return if you provide to us everything we need to complete your tax return before the 31st July after the end of the tax year. 

It gets better! If you are not VAT registered, the VAT saved will make the total saving £60!

Now isn't that a worthwhile reward for being prompt?

Don't just take our word for it, read what others say about us

Thank you very much for all your help, I really appreciate it, You have put my mind at ease.
Many thanks for all your hard work
I just wanted to thank you and your team for all your support and help this year; it really has been invaluable to me
"After receiving a large tax demand I asked Graham to help me as I was convinced I did not owe this money. Graham not only proved it was the tax man's mistakes that led to me getting the bill, but he won every penny of my fees back, got me a large tax rebate and changed the policy for the UK for this year. That's what I call excellent service!

Many thanks to Graham and his team.
I sent the same email to five different accountants to see who's replies were the most knowledgeable and professional. You have definitely won.
Amazing, as usual