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Things to consider, May ’22

by Ian Kelly, Tax Partner INFLATIONARY PRESSURES This is my first article of the new tax year and unfortunately needs to address the higher living and business costs and inflationary pressures that are affecting every one of us – it is little comfort that these are worldwide issues and aren’t restricted to the UK. We…Read More

The new tax year

APRIL 2022 An overview of the new tax year, and for some, a new accounting year. Including: – inflation– the health & social care levy– increased costs from a business perspective As I (Ian Kelly) write this column we are supposed to be in Springtime and yet our mini-heatwave lasted less than a week and…Read More


Please take our quick MTD for VAT survey by clicking here. The expansion of compulsory compliance with MTD for VAT to voluntarily registered businesses is going ahead from 1 April 2022. Businesses will need to be compliant from their first VAT period starting on or after 1 April 2022 (although the new penalty regime to…Read More

Basis Period Reform

MARCH 2022 The ‘current year basis’ of taxation will change to a ‘tax year basis’ with effect from the tax year 2024 to 2025. In the coming months, we will be talking to all clients who have a year-end (‘accounting date’) that IS NOT 31st March or 5th April. If this is you, and you’d…Read More

Spring Statement – a commentary

MARCH ’22 So, was Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement a “mini-budget” or what it said on the tin? The truth of the matter is it’s probably somewhere in between Readers of a certain age will remember the term “mini-budget” from the Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer of the 1970’s, Denis Healy, who seemed to deliver them…Read More

Spring Statement – what can we expect?

MARCH ’22 Our Tax Partner, Ian Kelly, shares his thoughts… The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, will deliver his Spring Statement to Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday 23 March 2022) – arguably the most difficult Budget or Spending Review he has so far had to present in his time as Chancellor. We have had Budgets and…Read More

Christmas Competitions

You’ll know by now that here at Davies Tracey we love a competition – so again this year we’re celebrating the festive season with a competition exclusively for our mailing list (Not on it? Join below!).  And yes you’ve guessed it… Just tell us who is disguised as Santa in each of the 14 pictures shown…Read More

Tax Time – 2022

DECEMBER 2021 It’s that time of year when we write to our personal tax clients yet to send the information that we will need to prepare and complete their Self Assessment Return for the year ended 5 April 2021. We have questionnaires available to help you set out the information for your return, which needs…Read More

Our Autumn Budget Summary

28TH OCTOBER 2021 Our Tax Partner, Ian Kelly, summarises yesterday’s budget speech and looks at how our area is affected. Rishi Sunak has now delivered his third and, arguably, quietest Budget and which was his second of 2021. It’s worth looking back at the background to his first two Budgets and which comprised a very…Read More

Free event to help local businesses plan for the year ahead

COMING SOON ON 17th NOVEMBER 2021, 9.15AM, AT OUR STOCKTON OFFICE ‘What now?’ At this stage of the Coronavirus pandemic, despite businesses being ‘back to normal’ we know many don’t feel it and will be dealing with the resulting changes and costs for years to come. Therefore we have designed an event to help you…Read More

‘Do I really still need an accountant?’ – Our honest advice

SEPTEMBER 2021, STUART HARRINGTON – CLIENT MANAGER It’s 2021, and use of clever software is at an all time high, particularly after 2020 saw rapid advances in technology due to our immediate and total reliance on the virtual world to continue to run businesses safely throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. With many industries seeing varied roles…Read More

Summer news round up

Since we have been working with the full team back in the office, we’ve seen lots of developments across the DT team and services. Here in our good news round-up, we detail the main updates, things keeping us busy, and things for clients to be aware of in the coming months. New Apprentices We have…Read More

New apprentices enhance the DT team

JULY 2021 We have recently expanded our team by recruiting three Apprentice Trainees. This comes at a time when Apprenticeships have been highlighted as a key part of the UK’s Covid-19 recovery plans, after six out of ten employers stopped all new apprenticeships when coronavirus took hold in 2020. At Davies Tracey we have a…Read More

A reminder of available grants

JULY 2021 Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage Competition £20 million in grant funding for innovative projects to reduce the cost of deploying carbon capture, usage and storage technology is now available. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking to support the deployment of advanced carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologies within the…Read More

IOSS Seminar (online)

Hosted by Essentia Global Services/Deeks VAT Consultancy on Thursday 10th June at 11.30am to 12.30pm On 1 July 2021, the European Union (EU) will introduce sweeping reforms to the VAT obligations for B2C e-commerce sellers and marketplaces. These changes include:  launching the EU VAT Return One Stop Shop; Closing the €22 import VAT exemption loophole with a…Read More


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