Hitting the ground running in 2014

Just over a week into 2014 and our feet haven’t touched the ground! It’s a busy time of year for us anyway as tax return deadlines loom and so our office is a hive of activity. Our clients have been very cooperative in getting the required information to us quickly, and we’re sure this is in part down to the efforts we make to keep clients are kept informed of important deadlines via our website, monthly e-newsletter and regular conversations.

We’re sure it’s a busy time for clients too, as many businesses see the new year as an invigoration for the company and a sense of prosperity in the air seems to go a long way. We have certainly found from client feedback that there is business confidence and this seems to be mirrored in regional media reports, not least following a report from Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) showing a huge improvement in fortune is on the cards for regional firms in 2014.

Don’t forget, advice for businesses of all sizes is available via our website resources section, which is updated with a wide range of information and fact sheets on all issues to do with running a business. We outsource this service to ensure the source is trusted and that we provide the best and most up-to-date information for our clients.

So, we wish everyone a prosperous 2014 and for a little giggle, why not check out some of the oddest excuses reported by HMRC for late tax returns: http://www.businesszone.co.uk/topic/finances/my-goldfish-died-10-oddest-excuses-late-tax-returns/55253