Scam HMRC Calls

Fraudsters are now making calls. Put the phone down on them and as a client of Leslie, Ward & Drew call us for reassurance of your tax position. If you would like to become our client for reassurance of your tax position please contact us.

Tax Planning

Opportunities to save tax can be wasted without forward planning. Contact us so we can help you make the most of reliefs and allowances.

Driving Business Growth

According to the ICAEW businesses may need to take a greater ‘leap of faith’ and invest for the future despite the current uncertainty. In its latest Economic Forecast, it predicts GDP growth of 1.6% in both 2017 and 2018, 0.8% slower than the average for the past three years. Despite the lack of certainty on Brexit, the economic conditions for capital investment remain positive and would help drive growth. We are here to help you with advice on how to drive the growth in your business. Please contact us for more information.

Making Tax Digital

There is currently a consultation process underway into the HMRC proposal to move the self-assessment system into the digital age. We will be providing our opinion and experiences to the Government as part of this process and will of course keep our clients informed of any changes and the effect this will have on them in due course.


Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, it is possible that this could affect many areas of tax including income and corporate taxes, business reliefs and VAT. The first indication of the impact of this decision on taxation will come as part of the Autumn Statement later this year and further changes may arise as the exit negotiations unfold. We will continue to monitor this and will inform our clients should any changes which may affect them arise.

Budget 2016

Following the Budget on 16th March 2016 we have prepared a Budget Report containing all the key information for our clients. If you have misplaced the original sent to you please let us know and we can provide another or alternatively you can print a copy using the following link:

Budget Report 2016

Budget 2016

The budget will be published on Wednesday 16 March 2016. We will of course be updating all of our client’s of any changes and how they will be affected by them as soon as possible afterwards.

Tax Return Thanks

Thank you to all our clients for providing us with the information to complete your tax returns as promptly as you could. With your help we were able to successfully submit 100% of tax returns where we were asked to on time ensuring that late filing penalties were avoided.

We will be in contact regarding the current tax year after 5th April, in the meantime please keep an eye on the news feed for other items which may be of interest.

Self Assessment Tax Return Deadline 31st January

Firstly, Happy New Year to all our clients!

For those who have yet to provide us with the information to submit their 2014/2015 tax returns, please note that the deadline for the submission of these forms is 31 January 2016.

We will need the information in advance of this date to ensure we can complete and submit the return correctly and on time, so please let us have the required information as soon as possible.

If you have any queries please let us know.