Showing posts with label small business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label small business. Show all posts

Saturday, February 2, 2019

KPMG small business accounting unit bites the dust

After having decided in the wake of Carillion to stop non-audit services to the FTSE 350 clients they are auditing, KPMG has now decided as well to stop the small business offering that was launched in 2014. Clients of the accountancy firm have been receiving letters announcing the move and requesting that they find alternative arrangement for their accounting needs.

KPMG had vowed in 2014 to disrupt the SME market by saying at the time "you can pay us the same as your current accountant but we'll give you more". The market at the time had been skeptical that a  big four firm like KPMG with the overheads they are famous for could be competitive in such a market. And it looks those pundits were right.

No one likes business disruption, but the good news if you have been receiving one of those letters is that we, at TaxAssist Accountants, a firm that focuses on small businesses, are ready to take over your accounting business. We do support Xero and Receipt Bank so your day to day will remain unchanged and your business undisrupted. We will also, in most instances, be able to match the existing KPMG pricing.

So if you are looking for an accountant to replace KPMG, don't hesitate to give us a call at 020 3397 1520 to discuss how TaxAssist can help your business. Our first consultation is always free!

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Simplification in Change of Use... or is it?

Earlier this year the Government revised its development rights guidelines and the new, flexible Change of Use guidelines could benefit you if you are looking for a shop for your business. Buildings with A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, D1 and D2 uses are now permitted to change use for a single period of up two years to A1, A2, A3 and B1 uses.

This added flexibility seems like great news for small businesses since it allows them to move into a new property much faster as there’s no lengthy planning application process to battle through first. Your new landlord / current property owner will not need to wait for you to obtain planning permission and will be less tempted to speak with other prospective tenants / buyers. Obtaining permission for Change of Use is one of the biggest causes of delays for small businesses (second only to slow solicitors!) and in some cases can lead to a landlord deciding not to consider you as a potential tenant.