Posts Tagged ‘Curo Chartered Accountants’

Employer Bulletin from HMRC

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

HMRC has this week published a handy ‘Employer Bulletin’ packed full of information to help employers fulfil their tax obligations.

The information includes:

  • New helpline numbers
  • RTI top tips
  • Info on pension auto enrolment
  • Tax credits
  • Toolkits to reduce errors

plus a range of other useful topics.

Curo’s payroll department can assist and advise on your obligations in this area and to discuss your requirements, email [email protected] or call Helen on 01527 558539.


Curo Chartered Accountants grows by five new recruits

Monday, September 16th, 2013

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 returning staff member. Our offering to clients is stronger than it’s ever been and our recruitment drive is in response to a growing client portfolio”.

Curo’s expansion has continued throughout the recession and its latest growth corresponds with news that the economic recovery is gaining momentum across most sectors.

Continues Anna “What has helped us continue growing is sticking to a clear business plan, yet reacting quickly and positively to new opportunities in our market”..

Julia’s day at the polo

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Julia Whelan recently enjoyed herself at the Polo in Cirencester and got to see Princes Harry and William in action.

It wasn’t all play though as Julia took made herself useful at half time replacing divots! Many thanks to English Mutual for organising some great hospitality.

Pictured are the Princes after the game, plus Julia with a little helper replacing divots.

The two princes after polo

The two princes after polo

Julia Whelan at the Polo, replacing divots


Claiming capital allowances on historic expenditure

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

We were recently asked about claiming tax relief on capital expenditure which had been incurred in previous accounting periods.

This form of tax relief is known as ‘capital allowances’ and is available on qualifying expenditure, such as plant, machinery, office equipment and various types of vehicle.

Capital allowances are claimed in the tax return for which the filing date is twelve months from the end of an accounting period. However, the claimant has a further twelve months to amend its claim by amending the tax return. The effect is therefore a two year time limit in most circumstances. Additional time may be available if there is an open HMRC enquiry.

However, a capital allowance review may show that there was an underclaim in tax relief for a previous period. If you are still within time to amend your tax return, the claim can be made by submitting an amended return.

If you are outside the two year time period, the only recourse is via a claim for recovery of overpaid tax but this specifically prevents taxpayers rectifying errors for capital allowances.

Prior to 1 April 2010 though, the process was via the ‘error and mistake’ claim and under these rules, it may be possible to reclaim. The time limit for error and mistakes claims was no later than six years after the end of the accounting period to which the return relates.

To discuss capital allowances in more detail and for help in maximising tax relief in this area, please contact Curo’s head of tax, Julia Whelan on 01527 558539 or email Julia on [email protected]

Curo Chartered Accountants

Curo is based near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire



Curo staff summer party

Thursday, July 4th, 2013


Curo staff and families soaking up the sunshine


We were so fortunate to enjoy some glorious sunshine last Saturday when the partners invited all staff and their families for a BBQ.

The football bouncy castles were out, giant chess, jenga and table tennis and it was a great time spent relaxing, catching up and reflecting on how far Curo has come in eight years.

Gareth, Tom, Emily and Suzanne

We have a close knit team and are looking forward to the year ahead which includes lots of exciting plans for the practice. We’re still looking for some enthusiastic technical staff to assist us with our expanding client portfolio and help us continue to be one of the region’s highest calibre professional service providers.

Curo Chartered Accountants

July 2013


Curo is a Bromsgrove-based firm of Chartered Accountants.

Look who Anna bumped into last week at Wimbledon!

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Curo’s head of audit, Anna Madden took a day off last week to watch some tennis at Wimbledon.

Here is Anna with two well-known faces!


P11D Forms are due – deadline is 6 July 2013

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Where relevant, businesses are required to file P11D and P11D (b) forms by 6 July 2013 for the tax year 2012/13.

The P11D form covers expenses payments, benefits and facilities provided to directors and employees, subject to earning limits.

The P11D (b) form calculates the Class 1A National Insurance Contributions payable by employers and is relevant for most benefits.

If you’d like to discuss your P11D requirements with an experienced tax advisor, please contact Helen Sewell on [email protected] or call Helen on 01527 558539.

For the definitive guide to P11D, please see HMRC material here

Curo Chartered Accountants

July 2013



Curo Chartered Accountants is based near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

Pensions tax relief – changes ahead

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

From April 2014, the annual allowance for pension relief on pension contributions will reduce from £50,000 to £40,000.

The move is aimed at reducing tax relief for higher earners with lots of disposable income and comes in as many companies are required to move towards a system of pension auto-enrolment for employees.

To discuss how this change affects you and what your options are, contact Curo’s head of tax, Julia Whelan on 01527 558539 or email Julia on [email protected].

We’re looking for an administrative manager

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

We’re on the hunt for an administrative manager to join our expanding team. The role is full time and previous experience in a similar practice is an advantage.

The role will be based in Curo’s Bromsgrove office and you will be working with one of the region’s most dynamic and successful practices.

For more information about the role, please contact Anna Madden on [email protected] or call Anna on 01527 558539.


May 2013.

Curo and Bindles host fundraiser for Funny Blood

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

We kicked off Christmas last week in an event co-hosted with Bindles of Worcester, held at Bindles. The fundraiser was for Funny Blood, a Worcestershire-based not-for-profit organisation established by Ruby Edwards whose son suffers from a rare and serious condition.

A raffle was held with the winning tickets drawn by Robin Walker MP and prizes were generously donated by Bindles, Curo, Harrison Clark, Prosperity, Blackstar and a number of other kind individuals.

Guests were treated to a mouth-watering selection of canapes and enjoyed Bindles ‘own brewed’ mulled cider and wine, which was delicious.

Photography was provided courtesey of F8Creates. Thank you to all who came along and supported this event.

Here’s a selection of photos from the event – enjoy!