• Mercia Blog FRS 102 A Stable Future

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    FRS 102 – A stable future?

    It seemed possible for a while that there would be significant changes soon to FRS 102 in respect of revenue, leases and financial instruments. But a new statement from the FRC has confirmed that these plans are now deferred, so preparers can look forward to a period of stability.

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  • Mercia Blog Evolution of Technology in Accounting

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    Evolution Of Technology In Accounting

    Accounting is in the midst of digital revolution. With the advent of Internet, mobile devices and all things digital, technology has witnessed a big evolution when it comes to accounting. We have come a long way since the abacus was first used in 16th century for basic, everyday calculations.

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  • Mercia Blog Liquidations beware

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    Liquidations beware

    The government has become concerned about companies being run for a short period of time, liquidated and then the trade restarted in another business vehicle. In order to address this, a new Targeted Anti-Avoidance Rule (TAAR) has been introduced which applies to certain company distributions in respect of share capital in a winding up.

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  • Mercia Blog Strategy for Success

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    Strategy For Success

    Strategic thinking can benefit the smallest of businesses, a corner newsagents or an IFA working out of her home office. The common thread is the desire to plan for the future, to navigate the competitive rocks and shoals that confront anyone in business over the coming years.  It’s working out how to best employ those […]

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  • Mercia Blog Finance Bill

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    Finance Bill fiasco

    Another General Election, another Finance Bill forced through Parliament with no scrutiny. This is not the way tax law should be set. Of course, the last time this happened in 2015 the Government was forced to amend numerous elements of the legislation it had forced through because it didn’t work, but clearly no-one has learned […]

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  • Mercia SEO Digital Marketing Services

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    Why SEO Is Important For Businesses

    Businesses are realising the potential of digital as more and more firms are investing in their brands online. However, simply investing in a new website and creating social media pages is not enough. To get a return on your investment in a website, it is important to consider search engine optimization (SEO) – after all […]

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  • Making Tax Digital Mercia Group

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    The Next Legislative Step

    Despite all of the so-called consultation over recent months, the Budget speech and subsequent publication of the Finance Bill illustrate that HMRC have not really listened or moved their position materially from their original starting point.

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