Upcoming changes to FRS102

Currently, under FRS 102, leases are categorized into two distinct types: finance leases and operating leases. The determination of a lease’s classification hinges upon the economic substance of the transaction. The upcoming changes set out below are intended to align FRS 102 with international standards, with the necessary simplifications. Unlike its predecessor, IFRS 16 disregards the finance versus operating lease … Read More

Benefits to having an audit

Whether UK statutory law requires your business to have an audit or not, having Curo provide it can give your business an extra boost come report time. Here’s the lowdown on why our audit services can be a game-changer: At Curo, we’ve provided audit services to all kinds of business—from small family businesses to global players. We’re all about understanding … Read More

Advisory Fuel Rates From 1 March 2022

Fuel rates from 1 March 2022

From 1 March 2022, the advisory fuel rates to be used by employees when claiming back mileage using a company car are as follows: Engine size Petrol – rate per mile LPG – rate per mile 1400cc or less 13 pence 8 pence 1401cc to 2000cc 15 pence 10 pence Over 2000cc 22 pence 15 pence Engine size Diesel – … Read More

Chartered Accountants Curo welcomes new partner as expansion continues

Stuart Wood new partner

Bromsgrove-based Chartered Accountants Curo starts 2022 by taking on a new partner as it continues to expand across the West Midlands region and beyond. Set up in 2005 by former KPMG colleagues Anna Madden and Julia Gallagher, Curo has grown steadily and is now firmly established as a go-to advisor for entrepreneurial businesses. Stuart Wood joins Curo from KPMG in … Read More

Curo featured in Economia magazine

We’re delighted to be featured in this month’s Economia magazine, the official publication of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The article covers Curo’s early days, issues faced and how the business has expanded over the years. It also explains Curo’s unique approach to accountancy which has led to the firm being recognised as one of … Read More

How to avoid a fake accountant

Accountants are all the same, right? Wrong. Just about anyone who deals with numbers could call themselves an accountant. They don’t have to be trained or qualified in anything or be subject to monitoring from any recognised professional body. Being ‘chartered’ means someone is professionally qualified and includes not only accountants but also surveyors and engineers. Chartered professionals have had … Read More

When is an audit necessary?

Even if a company isn’t required to be audited by law, there can still be good reasons for appointing an auditor to undertake this exercise and produce an audit report. Essentially, an audit provides reassurance that the figures in the financial statements are ‘true and fair’. Commercially speaking, this places the company in a strong position in the eyes of … Read More

Curo Chartered Accountants grows by five new recruits

Worcestershire-based Curo Chartered Accountants continues to grow at a rapid pace and has recently added five new recruits to its award-winning practice. The team is now strengthened by further experienced technical staff for both the audit and taxation offerings. Says Partner Anna Madden “We’ve been fortunate to recruit some excellent regional talent, including another ex ‘Big 4’ auditor and a … Read More

Worcestershire Women of the Year finalists interviewed

The Worcestershire Women of the Year awards lunch is taking place on 27 September. The finalists were filmed talking about their achievements to date and plans for the future. This can now be viewed on You Tube.  .

Curo Chartered Accountants now in London

We’re delighted to announce that Curo Chartered Accountants now has a base in central London, making it easier for us to meet with our southern-based clients and contacts. We’re still based in our offices in Bromsgrove and it’s business as usual from all of the team. Curo’s London address is in the heart of Mayfair (map here) and please get … Read More