Blog

Accountancy, bookkeeping and taxation are fast-moving areas. It is our job to keep up with changes so that you don’t have to! However, from time to time, we do share urgent, important or even entertaining subject matter with you in the form of our blog. Please browse at your leisure, and if there is any issue about which you would like more detail, please do not hesitate to call us today.

Rabbits, Top Hats, Pot Holes but where’s Alice as Fiscal Phil builds our Wonderland?

Date: 30th October 2018

The Budget yesterday had all the potential to be a fairy tale, but no! The annual forecasts are set to rise, more people are forecast to be in job by 2022, meaning the tax receipt projections are up, making more spending possible!

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Exciting new job opportunity for an Accounts Senior

Date: 25th October 2018

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Accounts Senior to join our growing business. As a candidate you will have significant Practice experience and understand that our clients are at the forefront of everything we do.

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We are golden! Embracing online accounting with Xero

Date: 9th October 2018

Are you drowning in paperwork? Xero online accounting software may be the solution. Xero is a cloud-based accounting software with over 1 million subscribers. It offers an integrated dashboard where business owners can access all aspects of their business. Oaktree are certified gold members of Xero, read on to discover how our growing partnership with Xero and our fully certified Xero advisors can simplify your accounts.

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Childcare vouchers – Enter a scheme before time runs out!

Date: 3rd September 2018

Thousands of families across the UK benefit each month from Childcare vouchers. It may not seem much but for many parents this scheme is invaluable. In April 2017 a new scheme was introduced, Tax-Free childcare, but the pros and cons of each scheme can be confusing. If you are a parent claiming childcare vouchers you need to know which scheme is most beneficial to your family. At Oaktree, we take away the jargon.

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Top tips for companies starting at the bottom

Date: 20th July 2018

The first thing to say is that, if you are thinking of launching a start-up company, or have just done so, we here at Oaktree take our hats off to you, because, let’s face it, it isn’t easy. We hope, though, that these few tips will help you negotiate the first few months or years safely, profitably and with minimum hassle.

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An accountant is for life, not just for year-end

Date: 18th June 2018

It may seem obvious what accountants can offer your business – the accounts, the tax advice, the compliance – but good accountants can do much more.

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Client Focus: Mortgage Required

Date: 30th April 2018

Oaktree has worked with Mortgage Required since the mortgage brokers launched in 2001.  We are proud to have played our part in their growth and success, and, knowing them from the inside as we do, we are delighted to recommend them and showcase their services here.

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Job Vacancy for a Part time Payroll Manager

Date: 13th April 2018

This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious Payroll Assistant who has previous payroll experience within a payroll bureau, accountancy practice or high-volume environment.

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Structuring your income tax efficiently for 2018/19

Date: 6th April 2018

As a director shareholder of a company you have more opportunities than most to organise your income tax affairs efficiently. With that in mind, and as a new tax year starts on 6 April, how should you approach it?

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New auto-enrolment contribution rates

Date: 29th March 2018

The rate of pension contributions for employees who you have auto-enrolled in your firm’s pension scheme more than doubles with effect from 6 April 2018.

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