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Last Christmas, none of us would have thought that a year later there would have been a newly established chartered accountancy firm in the heart of Burnley, but here we are. It has been an exciting challenge and we must firstly say two important thank......

The Government has announced a number of measures to assist businesses in this difficult time. A cash grant of £10,000 for all businesses in receipt of small business rate relief or rural relief. A cash grant of £10,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses who......

  2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone. Businesses have been severely affected, with some businesses not being allowed to open at all. We have always tried our best to help our clients wherever possible, whether it be with the job retention scheme......

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least three months starting from 1 March 2020. HMRC expect the scheme to be up and running by the end of April. It is designed to support employers whose......

To say we are living in unprecedented and challenging times is an understatement. We understand at this moment there is a lot of uncertainty and worry. We hope to provide some clarity on the recent announcements made by the government. We have put together a......

During these unprecedented times, there have been some changes regarding VAT.There will be a VAT payment deferral period which will apply from 20 March 2020 until 30 June 2020. During this period businesses will not be required to make a VAT payment.Taxpayers will be given......

Job Retention Scheme – UpdateOn Friday the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced more details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), with the key details outlined below for you. Flexible FurloughingFrom 1‌‌ July 2020, you’ll have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back......

Firstly, we’re happy to say that it has been a really busy year here at Kneeshaws… Through referrals from current clients, advertising and word of mouth, we have taken on more than 100 additional clients in 2019. This has resulted in us needing to take......

We have been added to the Handpicked Accountants platform in recognition of our high service standards and years of service to the accounting industry. Built on a rich heritage, Kneeshaws Accountants have over 300 years combined experience which has assisted us in becoming a chartered......

Following the Prime Ministers speech on 23 rd March 2020 regarding the latest COVID-19 restrictions, we have, for the safety of our staff, had to make the difficult decision to close the office until the Government advises that it is safe to re-open. We will......

We are happy to announce that our office will be re-opening on Monday 18th May. It has been a difficult couple of months balancing the safety of our staff with the needs of our clients, but hopefully, we have succeeded to the best of our abilities.......

Adam qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2006. To date, he has 18 years experience in the accountancy industry under his belt, and is a senior member of the accounts department at Kneeshaws. Adam Sutcliffe, Senior Accountant Adam specialises in looking after small businesses......

Audrey has 20 years experience in the payroll industry, with her experience and expertise; she heads up the payroll department as manager at Kneeshaws. Audrey, Payroll Manager At Kneeshaws As well as her substantial payroll knowledge, Audrey has also commenced training in our personal tax......

Caroline graduated from Manchester University with a BA (Econ) Hons in Economics, has 33 years experience in the accountancy industry, and is a senior member of the accounts and audit department. Caroline, Senior Accountant As well as her general accountancy experience, Caroline is also the......

Debbie has a GNVQ in Business & Finance and is AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)qualified. Debbie, Bookkeeping Manager At Kneeshaws Having spent 18 years in the accountancy industry, Debbie found that her career had come to astand still with her previous employer. Wanting a fresh......

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ellenor Ormerod as the newest member of ourbookkeeping department. Ellenor has been appointed as a bookkeeper and trainee accountant. Ellenor Ormerod, Trainee Accountant Looking to enhance her knowledge and practical experience at a growing and well respected......

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jade Harrison as the newest member of our accounts and audit department. Jade Harrison, Accounts & Audit Jade has been appointed as a trainee accountant and we are delighted that she has decided to complete her professional......

Josh graduated from the University of central Lancashire with BA (Hons) in music production. Whilst still interested in the music industry, Josh decided on a different route in the finance industry. Josh, Trainee Accountant at Kneeshaws Josh joined Kneeshaws in April 2018, becoming a trainee......

Lynne works in our tax department and has had over 50 years experience as an accounting and tax consultant. Lynne, Senior Tax Manager At Kneeshaws Over the years she has lived in several parts of the country, including Weymouth, Great Malvern and Tintagel in Cornwall......

Lyndsey works in our payroll department as a brilliant & professional payroll administrator. Lyndsey, Payroll Administrator At Kneeshaws Having worked within the accountancy industry for 17 years, she progressed into payroll in 2012. In May 2018, Lyndsey (and her fellow payroll colleague) left her previous......

Martin works in our tax department as a tax manager and has 45 years experience in the taxprofession. Martin, Senior Tax Manager At Kneeshaws After leaving school, Martin became a police cadet, before having a change of career and joiningHMRC. In 1977 he moved to......

Paul qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1996 and has 30 years experience in the accountancy industry. Paul, Company Secretary Having become disillusioned with his previous role, Paul was considering taking (very!) early retirement. Fortunately, the opportunity arose for him to join Kneeshaws. Relishing......

Philip qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2007, has 29 years experience in the accountancy industry, and is a senior member of the accounts and audit department at Kneeshaws. Philip, Accountant.  As well as his accountancy experience, Philip also has considerable knowledge of IT......

Shirley is a Senior Administrator and has over 20 years experience of working for local accountants. Shirley, Administration Manager After leaving college she spent a couple of years working at a local mill before moving into office work.  After a number of years working in......

Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 and has over 30 years experience in the accountancy industry, with more than 10 of those as a director. Burnley was in great need of a friendly, approachable, plain speaking accountancy firm which wanted to work with......

HMRC have now released further information regarding the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The scheme applies to sole traders and members of partnerships only. The scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in......

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The scheme will provide a grant to self-employed individuals or partnerships, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per......