Welcome to Brett Pittwood Chartered Certified Accountants

Let’s kick off with a few Accountant jokes...

A woman visited her doctor who told her she only had 6 months to live...
“Oh no!” said the woman. “What shall I do?”
“Marry an accountant,” suggested the doctor.
“Why?” asked the woman. “Will that make me live longer?”
“No,” replied the doctor. “But it will SEEM longer.”

What do accountants do for fun? Add up the telephone book!

What’s an extroverted accountant? One who looks at your shoes while he’s talking to you instead of his own.

What is the definition of “accountant”? Someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had in a way you don’t understand.

... at Brett Pittwood we like to prove to our clients that the stereotypes don’t exist here!


In our recruitment we actively seek to engage staff who have the right technical skills, suitable experience, and above all the ability to communicate. New clients often tell us that nobody has ever taken the time or trouble to explain their accounts to them before, or that it is refreshing to talk to somebody who is genuinely interested in listening to what they have to say about their business.

We are always available to bring to the table some fresh thinking or to act as a sounding board for clients’ own ideas and we consider ourselves to be part of each client’s management team. Whether it is a one-man operation or a multi-million pound turnover company with many staff and several locations, we are able to “look in” from the outside to help focus, perhaps where the full time management, close to the “coal face” as they inevitably are, cannot readily see.

We know that it can be a lonely job running a business – after all we run one ourselves.


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The current hot topic

Business vehicles

The start of the new tax year has seen a number of changes with regard to capital allowances on business vehicles. Here we consider the major changes.

First-year allowances

To support the uptake of zero emission vehicles and ultra-low emission vehicles, the Government has extended the 100% first-year allowance (FYA) for cars with low carbon dioxide emissions for a further four years to 31 March 2025. The qualifying emissions threshold for this is reduced from 50g/km to 0g/km for expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2021.

Goods vehicles

In addition, the 100% FYA for zero-emission goods vehicles is extended for a further four years to 31 March 2025 for expenditure incurred by a person within the charge to corporation tax (5 April 2025 for expenditure for income tax).

Writing down allowances

Furthermore, the main rate writing down allowance (WDA) of 18% applies to cars with emissions up to 50g/km for expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2021 (6 April 2021 for income tax).
The special rate WDA of 6% will apply to higher polluting cars with emissions above 50g/km.

Example

A company purchases two cars for £20,000 each in its 12 month accounting period to 31 March 2022. The dates of purchase and CO2 emissions are as follows:

White car Blue car
1 May 2021 1 May 2021
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Allowances in the year to 31 March 2022 relating to these purchases will be:

White car (main pool as emissions up to 50g/km) Blue car (special rate pool as emissions more than 50g/km)
£20,000 @ 18% = £3,600 £20,000 @ 6% = £1,200

Lease rental restriction

The new 50g/km threshold also applies in determining the 15% lease rental restriction for costs of hiring business cars for more than 45 consecutive days in relation to contracts entered into on or after 1 April 2021 (6 April 2021 for income tax).

Contact us for advice

If you are planning to purchase vehicles for your business please contact us so we can advise you of the tax reliefs available.