M.B. McGrady & Co Chartered Accountants in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Safeguarding Your Estate

Safeguarding your estate Considering what you want to happen to your estate when you die and how to minimise the tax liability. Most of us are probably wealthier than we realise, particularly if we own our home. It is quite … Continue reading

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Salary or Dividends

Salary or dividends When is it beneficial for a company owner or director to take a dividend rather than salary? Many people running businesses prefer to do so through a limited company rather than as a sole trader. One reason … Continue reading


Insider October 2014

Insider October 2014 Record confidence among small businesses Confidence among small businesses has reached record levels, research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has shown. The FSB survey revealed that small firms in all sectors improved their outlook for … Continue reading

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Subsistence and Entertainment

Subsistence and entertainment   This guide explains how tax relief works for subsistence and entertainment costs.     Subsistence is a payment for an individual in relation to work-related travel, accommodation and meals beyond those normally required.       … Continue reading

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Financial Planning for Business

Financial planning for businesses This guide looks at how financial planning can help you and your business succeed. Financial planning is essential to the success of any business, whichever stage it is at. Having an accurate idea of your current … Continue reading


Insider September 2014

Insider September 2014 SME loan success rate up to 80% Four out of 5 SME loan applications were approved in 2014, compared with 71% in 2013, according to research by venture capital firm Albion Ventures. Despite these improvements, just 1 … Continue reading


Prepare for Auto Enrolment

Prepare for auto enrolment This guide looks at what employers must do to implement auto enrolment The law on workplace pensions has changed to make it easier for people to save for their retirement. Automatic – or auto – enrolment … Continue reading


Reduce Your company Tax Liability

Reduce your company tax liability This guide is intended to help you with your 2014/15 company tax planning Don’t let tax be a problem this year. Stay ahead of developments and make sure you take advantage of ways to legitimately … Continue reading


Insider-August 2014

Insider: August 2014 Small firms rely on planning not luck Luck does not play a big role in a firm’s success according to nearly three quarters of small business owners, research by software provider Sage has found. In a survey of … Continue reading

ESS April 2014

Employee Share Schemes

Employee share schemes The Government encourages trading companies to offer shares in the company to its employees. These are usually given away free or offered at a discounted rate. Sometimes the employer may not provide shares immediately but provide an … Continue reading