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Supporting other professionals

Here at Lewis & Co, we are proud to provide our accountancy services to a number of firms working within other professional services, including financial advisers, mortgage advisers, business consultants and small legal practices. As a professional services firm ourselves, we understand the issues which these types of firms face when running their business and […]

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Our shopping bag of services

Here at Lewis & Co, we count a number of retailers among our clients, including the Southborough Computer Centre and Chests & Drawers, on our doorstep here in Kent. Across the South East, we also support retailers including a bridal shop and a couple of hardware stores. We know that many of them have had […]

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Christmas party ready

As we are entering the traditional Christmas party season, many businesses are looking forward to holding an in-person festive get-together for the first time in a couple of years. As we live in ever-changing times, there are worries that some of these may yet go ahead but the hopes are that they will. There are […]

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Another year end

At this time of the year, accountants talk a lot about the Self-Assessment tax deadline of 31 January and we would, of course, very much encourage our clients to get everything over to us in good time, as there are usually some questions which need answering. At this time of the year, there’s another deadline […]

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Accountants on call

Our message here at Lewis & Co is always that if you’re running your own business or working for yourself, that’s time-consuming enough, so we’re here to take away the burden of doing accounts and tax-related activities for you. While some of our clients have been less busy though over the past 18 months, we […]

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Making Christmas more festive

According to figures from the Bank of England, a typical household in the UK spends just over £2,500 in a month. In the run up to Christmas, though, our spending habits change and, in December, we pay out, on average, almost £740 more, which is 29% up on a typical month. According to a recent […]

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Understanding the reverse charge

Having been pushed back a couple of times, the reverse charge was introduced on 1 March this year. It is a mechanism that only affects VAT registered businesses and those involved in the supply of building and construction services. Reverse charge has been introduced by the Government to tackle VAT fraud in the construction industry […]

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Moving on up

The UK property market has continued to be buoyant over recent months, encouraged by the Stamp Duty holiday and a demand for housing outside of large cities, as people have discovered that working from home is a viable option. Figures from the estate agent Keller Williams UK, which analysed Land Registry data, show house prices […]

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The fifth SEISS

The fifth Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is now available to be claimed and, if this applies to you, you will have probably received a notification from HMRC with a date from which you can make your claim. The fifth grant is available if you think that your business profit has been impacted by […]

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To buy or not to buy

The global M&A (merger and acquisition) market is booming at the moment. Mergermarket, the provider of M&A data and intelligence recently revealed that the first quarter of 2021 saw US$1.16 trillion in transactions, making this year the most active annual opening on record. Large deal values but fewer deals led to the highest average deal […]

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