Brightshire are Recruiting!

We're looking a Fully-Qualified or Part-Qualified member of staff on a full-time basis.

Will the Innovation in Agriculture from COP26 affect your business?

There are a few accountancy best practices you could implement to help you prepare for innovation in agriculture.

Do you know what an Accountant could be worth to your business?

There are good reasons for hiring an accountant at different stages of a business and knowing what they could be worth to your business is important.

How Capital Gains Tax could be modernised to help British farmers

Capital Gains Tax was introduced in 1965, but after 56 years, it’s clear some things need to change. Here's how CGT could be modernised.

Are you making the most of the farm data you have available?

With lots of new advances in cloud-based accounting, this provides huge opportunity to the farming industry. Here's how.

How to Set Up a Business for Financial Success

Longing to start your own business? Got an idea but unsure where to start with the finances? Take your plans from concept to reality - see our top tips for how to begin here in our latest blog.

Brightshire Welcomes Katie Starkey-Gillett

The team at Brightshire would like to introduce you to Katie Starkey-Gillett, who joined us recently as our new Senior Accountant.

Do You Need an Accountant if You Become Self-Employed?

Newly self-employed? Excited by your new business but not by the finances? Wondering if you need an accountant now? We've got you covered.

Brightshire’s Budget Roundup

On Wednesday 3rd March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak delivered the 2021 Budget. Here's what he outlined.

Don’t Get Frozen in Time – Your Guide to Succession Planning

Succession planning is all about clarifying the future of your farming business. Learn what you need to begin your succession plan and how we can help!

Business support in Lockdown Three – Coronavirus Update

Following the government’s announcement of a full national lockdown on 4th January 2021, Rishi Sunak has announced further business support for those affected by the restrictions.

Brightshire’s 2020 Summary

How is it December already? This year has absolutely flown by - Here's what we've been up to this year.

Lockdown 2.0 – Support Available

As we enter another lockdown, here's a breakdown of the additional support available for businesses affected by Covid-19.

Considerations when looking to diversify

At the start of the month, we joined Hillsgreen and Butcher & Barlow LLP to give a quick overview of the things you need to consider if you're looking to diversify.

New Trainee Accountant Joins the Brightshire Team – Welcome Libby

The team at Brightshire would like to introduce you to Libby, who joined us recently as our new trainee accountant.

One Year at Brightshire Accountants – Amy’s Story

One year ago Amy Gallagher started at Brightshire as an Accounting Technician. Find out how she's been getting on.

The Role of the Executor and Consideration of Capital Gains Tax

As an executor, it is vital to be aware of Capital Gains Tax and the issues that can arise. Find out more.

Agricultural Cyber Crime

Cybercrime continues to be an issue across all sectors and now more than ever, within farming too.

Rural UK tourism boost provides farm diversification opportunities

We discuss how Rural Tourism could boost income for diversified farms this year.

The effects of price pressures and decision making in Agriculture

Here's Brightshire's perspective on price pressures in Agriculture and the effect this has on decision making.

Quantifying the Impact of Coronavirus

As businesses across all industries find themselves in unparalleled times, it’s vital that day-to-day compliance and accounting processes are not falling by the wayside.

Funding For Farmers

Whilst our farmers continue to work increasingly hard it’s not been without plenty of troubling and uncertain times for their own businesses. Here we outline other funding options available to you.

12 Months at Brightshire

Happy 1st Birthday Brightshire! Find out what we've been up to over the past 12 months.

Changes to Employment Allowances

From 6th April 2020, HMRC is making changes to the criteria to claim employment allowance.

COVID-19 – Owner Managed Limited Companies

Here are some options available for Owner Managed Limited Companies.

COVID-19 – Small Business Grant Scheme

Find out more about the Small Business Grant scheme available via local district councils.

COVID-19 – Time to Pay Arrangements

Time to Pay arrangements offer VAT deferrals to businesses struggling with cash flow due to Coronavirus.

COVID-19 – The Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is available for all UK employers for at least three months, beginning at 1st March 2020.

COVID-19 – Support for the self-employed and partners in a trading business

There is support available for the self-employed and partners in a trading business who are suffering due to Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Effect on Businesses

We will update this blog as the Chancellor announces further measures, so keep a close eye on this page for up to date information.

Selling a residential property? Act FAST.

If you’re thinking of disposing of any residential property in the next month or so, then you may want to act now.

Should your company pay a data protection fee?

We’ve been made aware of multiple businesses we work with receiving letters from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), reminding them of their legal obligation to pay a data protection fee.

Coronavirus Update – Brightshire Accountants

At Brightshire, we are taking all possible precautions to deal with the impact of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus and Statutory Sick Pay

Coronavirus will temporarily impact on Statutory Sick Pay.

Fancy joining the Brightshire team?

Due to our growth in 2019, we are pleased to announce that a new Accountant job role is available at Brightshire.

What to expect from the 2020 Budget

A new Government with a strong majority. A new economic plan post-Brexit. And a new Chancellor too. Just what will the upcoming Budget mean for you and your business?

Is your business prepared for National Living Wage increases?

Every April, the National Living Wage and National Minimum wage increases, largely in line with inflation. Here we outline the changes.

Reducing Tax on Your Rental Properties

January is the time when many of us have taxes to pay, so our attention naturally turns to ways we can reduce that tax in the future. We discuss ways to do just this with rental properties.

Farm Diversification: Do we need to set up a new business?

With farming subsidies reduced and government policies constantly changing, many farm owners are looking for new ways to make their farm work for them.

The Brightshire Team Welcomes Its Newest Member!

The team at Brightshire would like to introduce you to Amy Gallagher, who joined the practice recently as our newly qualified Accounting Technician.

Managing your farm: sole trader, partnerships or limited company?

Running a farm in the most effective, most tax-efficient way possible is no easy task. But it pays to think about how you should manage your farm from a tax and accounting perspective.

Could Inheritance Tax Be Changing Soon?

Inheritance Tax has long been a bone of contention for society. For most of us, it feels unfair and we’d love for it to be abolished, but for the government, it’s a huge source of revenue and a necessary tax on the transfer of assets.

Make sure your business is compliant with Making Tax Digital

Make sure your business is compliant with Making Tax Digital. We've produced some need to know information to provide clarity for our clients.

New Trainee Accountant Joins the Brightshire Team

The team at Brightshire would like to introduce you to William O’Connor, who joined us recently as our new trainee accountant.

Our New Home In Nantwich

Brightshire Accountancy Practice is now officially up and running, and we can’t wait to show you our new offices in Nantwich.

Welcome To My New Rural Accountancy Practice

hello! I’m Suzanne Preston, and after 14 years as a partner in practices in Staffordshire and Cheshire, I’ve taken the plunge and set up my own accountancy practice based in Nantwich.