December Newsletter

by Sue Staton, Thursday, Jan 12 2017


RSS Feed

Wintersgill Associates December Newsletter

Welcome to our last email newsletter of 2016! We’ve had a very busy year, and we’ve got even bigger plans for 2017, including opening an additional office in Leeds City Centre, so watch this space….

If you’d like to speak to us at any time about your business plans or about any of our five distinct levels of service, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A Warm Welcome…

We are very happy to welcome on board Hannah Nunn Limited and Radiance Lighting Limited as our newest clients, we look forward to working with them in growing their business, and getting to see even more of their beautiful products.


An example of the beautiful products available.

For more details about Hannah Nunn and Radiance Lighting, please click here

Minimum Wage Changes

Don’t forget to plan for the increase to the National Minimum Wage in April 2017.

The new hourly rates will be –

  • £7.50 for 25+ yrs old
  • £7.05 for 21-24 yrs old
  • £5.60 for 18-20 yrs old
  • £4.05 for 16-17 yrs old
  • £3.50 for apprentices under 19 or those in their 1st year.

 For any queries on this or other payroll related issues, please do call us on: 01943 430380.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From everyone here at Wintersgill Associates, we wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

As accountants December can mean only one thing – tax returns! Here is a “fun” tax fact – in 2015 2,044 people filed their tax return online on Christmas Day. Don’t let tax spoil your Christmas dinner – contact us to complete it for you!


The deadline for submission and payment is 31st January 2017 so send all your information to us now and cross it off your to-do list. A handy check-list can be found here.

News from the Accountancy World

  • Changes are being made to the flat rate VAT scheme following perceived abuse of the system in recent years. The government will introduce a new 16.5% rate from 1 April 2017 for businesses with limited costs, such as many labour-only businesses. We will be contacting all clients who are effected by this change to advise on the best way forward.
  • Making Tax Digital is a government initiative that sets out a vision for a transformed tax system and the end of the tax return by 2020. The aim of the initiative is to make tax administration more effective, more efficient and easier for taxpayers, through the implementation of a fully digital tax system. The changes outlined in the Making Tax Digital initiative will apply to a wide range of taxpayers, including most businesses, self-employed people and landlords, as well as individual taxpayers. Taxpayers will send in summaries of their income and expenditure at least four times a year. Implementation for this will start in July 2017, so please watch this space for more information.
  • Please be aware of your Auto Enrolment responsibilities as some staging dates are fast approaching. If you need help understanding when your staging date is and if you would like any assistance in the implementation of Auto Enrolment, please give us a call.
Follow us on Social Media

For all the latest news and events, please do “like” and follow us on Social Media and share with your friends and colleagues:

Facebook: Click here
LinkedIn: Click here
Twitter: @WintAssoc


We hope you enjoyed our news. We want this newsletter to be interesting and valuable to you, so please do share your feedback and suggestions to help us improve.

Also, if you’d like to speak to us about the vision for your business and to see how we can support you and help you achieve your goals, please call us on 01943 430380 for more information.

With kind regards,
Your Team at Wintersgill Associates

Tel: 01943 430380

Winner: Professional Services Business of the Year
Ilkley Business Awards 2016.
Copyright © 2016 Wintersgill Associates, All rights reserved.


Share this post
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+