WSM Blog

Pub Quiz Manna – Why does the tax year start on the 6th April?

It's that time of year already. Christmas yule logs are on sale in supermarkets, the clocks have gone back and nights are most certainly getting colder. Tonight we will hear the sounds of children taking to the streets to scoff the neighbours' candy, and all of these signs can only mean one thing. It's time to start thinking about your tax return.

Private Clients

It’s fun to stay at the (new) YMCA

Wimbledon YMCA launched its ambitious development plans over the weekend, outlining its vision to create a new, high-quality building complex designed by Rogers Stirk on its existing Wimbledon Broadway site. 

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The trials and tribulations of a first-time buyer…

I’ve recently started looking at buying my first home; my job is going well, rent is extortionate, and I'm fed up of magnolia paint, moving every 12 months, and being terrified to take a throw off of the landlord’s ill-thought-out cream sofa for fear my boyfriend will coat it in food and we have to say goodbye to our damage deposit.

Business Clients, Private Clients, Property

Flying for profit – does customer service really count?

When one thinks of Ryanair, attention to customer service and a pleasant flight experience are not the first things that come to mind.  Instead, we are more likely to hear stories such as the one that broke last week of a Ryanair customer charged 188 Euros to change his flight after his family had died in a fire.  

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The arguments for abolishing Corporation Tax

How does corporation tax affect the financial health of enterprises and their relationship with the economy as a whole?

Business Clients

Ashes to Economy?

England has retained the Ashes this summer but is it just cricket that will be depressing the Australians over the next few weeks? 

Business Clients

What office sharing can do for your venture

Office sharing is a phenomenon that has been on the rise since the start of the economic downturn. With businesses having to make redundancies, sharing their office space meant they did not have to downsize. These otherwise-empty desks have proven to be a great option for small businesses and freelancers; everyone benefits!  Want to know more? Guest blogger, Peter Ames from Office Genie, explains how it could benefit your business.

Business Clients

Are you racking up a tax bill by selling online?

With the government cracking down on tax avoidance, issues around online selling are coming back into the media. 

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Help-To-Buy Scheme

On the 20 March 2013, Chancellor George Osborne announced new plans to help individuals procure their own homes in the form of the Help-To-Buy Scheme.

Business Clients, Private Clients, Property

The Taxman

So there I was, catching up with an old friend when our conversation once again turned to tax related matters (much to my personal glee). Not the tax conversations of recent times however, which normally take the path of ‘grumble grumble Google grumble’. My friend had recently received a letter from HMRC, and upon opening it, somewhat timidly at the sheer horror of what might lie within, she noted two words that she was certainly not expecting.

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