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Team from Ely office win 2024 Whitings quiz

Well there we are, the quiz of the year is over and ‘The Ely 5’ won for 2024 finishing with a whopping 64 points. They played their joker card at the right time and rightfully won the night We look forward to seeing the trophy proudly displayed in our Ely office (keep an eye out…

Happy Easter !!

If anyone local to our offices finds that their supermarkets are low on #EasterEggs, it definitely wasn’t us 🤫 It’s a little-known fact that accountants are actually fuelled by chocolate at this time of year, so we thought it was only right to get a ‘few’ Easter eggs in before the Easter break (we’ll be back…

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax coming soon

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax will soon be upon us.   Over the past few years’ rents have been increasing and will continue to increase as inflation remains high. Many landlords will now be affected or will be coming close to the qualifying limits. With April 2026 fast approaching for those with qualifying income…

Spring Budget 2024: For Individuals

Let’s look at the 2024 Spring Budget for individuals. With the next general election on the horizon, Jeremy Hunt had no choice but to deliver an impactful Budget. Here is a summary of the main changes affecting individuals:   Class 1 National Insurance A fresh cut to primary Class 1 National Insurance contributions for employees from…

National Apprenticeship Week 2024: Skills For Life

It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2024 and this years theme is ‘Skills For Life’. We thought we’d share a bit about apprenticeships, what they involve and where to start when looking to begin a career in Accountancy. What does studying for an apprenticeship whilst working at Whitings involve and why does it appeal to people? Doing…

Time-to-talk day

Who spotted our #Bury Team on their ‘Walk and Talk’ as part of #TimeToTalk Day? We have been very lucky, more blue skies over our offices today and a great time for a catch up outside with one another! ☀️🚶‍♀️ #Accountants #Team #MentalHealth Rethink Mental Illness Co-op Mind

End Of Year Tax Planning: Pre 5 April

Have you thought about your end of year tax planning?   As another tax year end comes around we turn our thoughts to any tax planning that can be undertaken before the 5 April.   You can find a link to our general tax planning guide here Tax Year End Planning Feb 2024, as a reminder…

Making Tax Digital (MTD): A Simplification

Alongside the Autumn Statement, the government has announced the outcome of its ‘Making Tax Digital’ review for small businesses. The outcome of the review has prompted some welcome simplifications and tweaks to the regime that should make it easier for taxpayers to interact with the Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment (MTD ITSA) regime.…

Preserving Your Family Wealth: Trusts

Have you considered preserving your family wealth?   It is a common occurrence in times of economic uncertainty, most recently the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2008 financial crisis, that asset valuations slump. In recent weeks, there has been widespread concern about the economy and in particular the housing market, with the volume of transactions and…

Visit To The Xero Office At Milton Keynes

As we are a Xero Platinum member, members of the Whitings Team were invited to their office in Milton Keynes where our hosts, Jamie and Claire, could show and explain to us how we can further use Xero and it’s supporting apps to assist our clients in their business journeys.   A Bit About Xero…