Starting up or growing a business is an exciting and busy time. Your focus is on developing sales, recruiting the right people and creating the right infrastructure.Time is a precious resource which you need to spend wisely.

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Corporate Finance

Whether you are starting a business, expanding through organic growth or an acquisition or selling your company, our corporate finance accountants are here to advise and assist you.

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Tax affects all of us and knowing what to pay and when is not always straight forward, Alexander & Co’s tax accountants are here to guide you through the process. Paying less tax and maximising the wealth you have created is important when you work as hard as you do.

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The Remaining Tax Deadlines for 2014/2015

Now that we’re roughly halfway through the tax year, we thought it might be useful to look at the remaining tax deadlines for 2014/15. This includes those for businesses and the self-employed, and works as handy reminder of your fiscal responsibilities so bookmark this page if you’re often forgetting your deadlines. Setting reminders on your…

Tax Relief for Intellectual Property and R&D

The Government’s Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth is as follows: “Innovation is the development of new products, services and processes, which may be based on cutting edge research. Improving the UK’s innovation performance is an essential component of the Government’s growth plan. “A large body of evidence shows that innovative economies are more productive…

Tax Avoidance: From Google to Gary Barlow

In recent years the news has been inundated with stories of tax avoidance, covering the tax planning practices of big corporates like Amazon, Google, Apple and Starbucks to specific avoidance schemes like Liberty and Icebreaker, whose many high-profile clients have been publicly named. Gary Barlow, George Michael and Katie Melua have all been subjects of…

Six Tax Tips for Startups and Small Businesses

So you’re ready to start your own business. You’ve decided on a legal structure (limited company, sole trader etc.) and registered with Companies House. You’ve got the logo design, the staff and maybe, just maybe, your first few clients. You might have already had recourse to the advice of a specialist startup accountant like Alexander…

Alexander & Co: Accredited Growth Vouchers Provider

Alexander & Co. are an accredited provider of the government’s Growth Vouchers scheme, which aims to help UK small businesses get the advice and support they need to succeed. As part of a £30m initiative, launched in January, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills is giving startups and SMEs up to £2000 in matched…