Catherine Parker

Catherine Parker has written 14 posts for primus accountancy

Primus Accountancy Recognised as One of the UK’s Top Firms

Handpicked Accountants Primus Accountancy Recognised as One of the UK’s Top Firms Handpicked Accountants is a service which aims to connect small business owners and company directors with reliable and trustworthy accountants in their local area. Approximately 1,000 firms currently feature on Handpicked Accountants and they have been individually selected based on their pedigree and […]

Are you prepared for digital tax returns?

Are you prepared for digital tax returns? As a business owner, you may be aware that as from this month, HMRC will begin to make changes which will eventually see all businesses supplied with a completely digital tax account.  By next year, it is envisaged that around five million businesses will have made the switch […]

Deadline looms for HMRC dispensation changes

6th April 2016 sees HMRC’s move to scrap the need for employers to apply for dispensation when reimbursing work-related expenses incurred by each employee and director, earning over £8,500 per annum. On the surface HMRC’s change in legislation would appear to spell good news for employers who will benefit from reduced paperwork and administrative procedures.  […]

New Dividend Tax Regime Post 5th April 2016

The first Conservative only budget in more than 19 years back in July 2015 was certainly not welcomed by the contracting community. From a contractor’s point of view one of the biggest changes announced in the budget is the change to the way in which dividends will be taxed from 6th April 2016. As it […]

Landlords dealt a double blow in tax changes

The property crisis during the last recession saw a sharp increase in the demand for rental properties across the country, due to difficulties experienced by significant numbers of potential home owners in securing credit.  For those in a stable financial position, buy to let quickly became an excellent option for investment, in many instances yielding […]

Changes to tax relief for travel and subsistence claims for contractors

Changes to tax relief for travel and subsistence claims for contractors In August 2014 the government outlined plans in its Autumn Statement to change the way in which it allowed tax relief on certain travel and subsistence expenses to be applied. A consultation document was subsequently published for the Summer Budget in 2015, which gave […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We would like to thank all our clients for their continued business during 2015. It has been a pleasure playing a part in helping you reach your business goals. We look forward to working with you in 2016 and contributing to your continued success. From everyone at Primus Accountancy we wish you […]

Is the sun rising on HMRC’s digital tax accounts?

News of HMRC’s proposals to introduce digital tax accounts for small businesses, the self-employed and other tax payers, was generally met with relief by those parties, but by an element of scepticism among accountants. HMRC says that it is hoping to eliminate the annual tax return process for the UK’s five million small businesses and […]

Start-ups changing the face of banking

Since 2013, the banking landscape has changed immeasurably. There is no doubt that the credit crunch and subsequent negative publicity surrounding high street banks regarding mis-sold PPI, IT failures and exorbitant pay rises for executives, fuelled demand for greater customer service and choice. It began with the ruling which saw customers able to change banks […]


We know it can be a minefield for contractors when it comes to purchasing the right insurance cover to protect you and your business. The volume of products available to you can make the whole process a little overwhelming, so we’ve set out some of the essential insurances you’ll need going forward. PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY Professional […]