A review of 2015 at Morrell Middleton

A review of 2015 at Morrell Middleton

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Happy-New-Year-2015-2016-2017As we approach the New Year, it’s good to reflect on our achievements and changes here at Morrell Middleton during 2015.

 

 

 

Exam success

This year has seen Tom (Craddock) complete his Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) exams, which he has been working towards for 3 years since joining our team in 2012. This gives Tom a recognised and respected qualification to back up his practical experience. In 2016 he will be starting work towards his Association of Chartered Certified Accountants exams.

Xero Silver Partner accreditation

During 2015 we have been awarded Silver Partner status with online accounting software provider Xero. As part of this 5 members of our team (Steve, Martin, Chris, Nicci & Tom) have studied for and been awarded Xero Certified Advisor status. We already have over 20 businesses using Xero.

We’re “Superfast”

Alongside our increased online work through Xero, we have invested in improved internet connectivity and are now “Superfast”, to ensure that we can upload and download information effectively and efficiently.

New faces

This year has seen us recruit 2 apprentices as part of our development as a business. In September we welcomed Beth (Parkin) and in November we were joined by Joe (Sykes). – Both are studying towards their AAT exams on day release at York College, alongside working in our office 4 days a week.

We have been joined by Ilianna on reception during 2015.

Fond memories

We have been sad to wave farewell this year to:

– Beena who has decided not to return following the birth of her second child

– Sarah who was providing maternity cover for Beena who decided to move to Lancashire to be with her boyfriend

 

Happy new year from all the team at Morrell Middleton and we look forward to working with you in 2016.

 

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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

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christmas_billsHappy Christmas Everyone!

All of us at Morrell Middleton, Brodericks and YorSolution want to say a big thank you for the year and wish you a great festive season!

That is unless you haven’t got your books and tax return in to us  .  . . . . then you may be working like this poor chap!

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Christmas wishes from our friends at Accessible Arts and Media

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hippoOur friends at Accessible Arts and Media (AAM) have released a special video performance of their favourite festive song I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas as their Christmas fundraiser, to help raise vital funds.

AAM connects disabled and young people in North Yorkshire, celebrating the achievements and aspirations of everyone through creative music and arts projects.

Rose Kent, Managing Director commented “You can watch the video here and if Hands & Voices help put a smile on your face today, please consider making a small donation so that we can keep delivering our life-changing inclusive projects.

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The good, the bad and the ugly (of the autumn statement)

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goodThe dust has settled on the autumn statement, and it is now clear on the good, the bad and the ugly effecting SME’s, employers and self-employed.

 

The Good!

National Insurance employment allowance increased to £3,000 from April 2016

Extension of the doubling of small business relief rates to April 2017 (good news – make sure you have this if you operate from an office)

The Bad!

3% additional stamp duty land tax will be charged on second homes or investment properties purchased from April 2016, which in added to the reduced relief for interest previously announced from April 2017 is a double hit for active investors

3% differential on Benefit in Kind for diesel cars retained from April 2016 for 5 more years

The Ugly!

Capital gains tax due to be paid within 30 days of completion of any disposal of residential property from April 2019. This ties in with the introduction of digital tax accounts for most taxpayers.

If you have any queries or concerns arising from the autumn statement, contact our team at Morrell Middleton on 01904 691141.

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