Haines & Company

Your trusted accountants in Wallingford providing unrivalled customer service

We are a professional team of accountants who provide expert services to business and individuals across the country.

We pride ourselves on offering a personalised accountancy service delivered by highly experienced staff with the knowledge to help your business succeed.

Our experienced team can help you every step of the way in reaching your business goals. From bookkeeping and accounts preparation to payroll and VAT services, we are on hand to assist.

We also provide a wide range of services for private individuals including tax and audit planning, as well as personal financial planning advice. We work with clients of all shapes and sizes, so whether you are just starting out, or you are a well-established business looking for expert guidance, we are here for you.

Latest news from Haines & Company

May 23, 2024
Government promise to cut National Insurance confirmed

While commenting on the GDP growth and what it indicates about the economy, the Prime Minister again drew attention to National Insurance.

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May 22, 2024
Are you an early bird?

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have released figures showing that 295,250 Self Assessment tax returns were filed in the first week of the new tax year. Almost 70,000 were filed on the first day – April 6th.

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May 21, 2024
Understanding economic changes: How recent events affect businesses

Data releases in recent weeks from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) coupled with Bank of England decisions might make recent news about the economy seem a bit confusing. Understanding how this news affects businesses is important so let’s break it down.

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May 16, 2024
Shott Scale Up Accelerator: Leadership programme opportunities available

Making the leap from a technical expert to a business leader can be challenging. The Shott Scale Up Accelerator is a 12-month programme that aims to help senior decision-makers in high-growth engineering and tech SMEs develop the skills needed to scale their business to the next level.

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May 14, 2024
Introducing WorkWell: A £64 million initiative to support workplace health and well-being

The UK government has announced a new initiative aimed at helping people with health conditions stay in or return to work.

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May 13, 2024
Official figures show that the UK no longer in recession

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics on 10 May 2024 show that the UK has officially exited recession.

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May 9, 2024
How might the changes to company size thresholds affect your business?

From October 2024, company size thresholds are to increase by 50%. For each company, these new thresholds will begin to apply from the start of the next accounting period commencing on or after 1 October 2024. But what are the implications of these changes to your company?

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May 8, 2024
Is your use of AI compliant with health and safety?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published an article outlining its approach to regulating artificial intelligence (AI) in workplaces.

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February 22, 2024
Dealing with inflation

With continuing inflation in the UK, many of us and our businesses have been put “off track” in the short to medium term. The Bank of England recently increased interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.25 per cent. The rise was as expected by economists in view of the latest data showing annual inflation at 7.9 per cent in June which is four times higher than the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target.

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February 22, 2024
Women in Engineering Grant 2023

If you a female leader of an enterprise within UK engineering and are looking for funding to take your organisation to the next level, then check out this grant from manufacturing specialist Get It Made. They have announced a new grant, which aims to support female-led engineering enterprises and help encourage the next generation of women in UK engineering. The manufacturing grant consists of £5,000 (excluding VAT) that can be used when ordering any of Get It Made’s manufacturing services.

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February 22, 2024
£40 million fund launched for 5G across the UK

The UK government has launched a £40 million fund to spark local digital revolutions and unlock 5G benefits across the UK.

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February 22, 2024
Rethinking business resilience

Being resilient by choice is critical for both survival and for strategic advantage in an era where disruption is the norm. The threats businesses face today are complex and becoming more frequent than in previous times. We have seen a pandemic, an ongoing war in Europe with supply chain issues, a cost of living crisis, extreme weather and frequent ongoing cyber-attacks.

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February 22, 2024
NCSC guidance on long-term cyber resilience

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) states that UK organisations should prepare for an extended period of heightened cyber security threat. It has guidance for organisations on the steps to take to improve security.

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August 25, 2023
Guidance for small businesses on using facial recognition technology

Facial recognition technology (FRT) identifies or otherwise recognises a person from a digital facial image. Businesses can use FRT in a variety of contexts - for example, in allowing access to devices, taking payments, or allowing entry to secure areas.

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February 22, 2024
The importance of a shareholders agreement

For limited companies, when it comes to making decisions, Company Law states shareholders who own more than 50% can pass a motion at a company meeting regardless of the views of other shareholders and if a shareholder(s) owns 75% or more of the shares they, control the company outright and can veto the decisions of all other shareholders.

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February 22, 2024
Young people at work

The Health and Safety Executive have a dedicated webpage for employers reminding them of the need to be extra cautious with the safety of young people.

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February 22, 2024
Dealing with inflation

With continuing inflation in the UK, many of us and our businesses have been put “off track” in the short to medium term. The Bank of England recently increased interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.25 per cent. The rise was as expected by economists in view of the latest data showing annual inflation at 7.9 per cent in June which is four times higher than the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target.

Read article
February 22, 2024
Women in Engineering Grant 2023

If you a female leader of an enterprise within UK engineering and are looking for funding to take your organisation to the next level, then check out this grant from manufacturing specialist Get It Made. They have announced a new grant, which aims to support female-led engineering enterprises and help encourage the next generation of women in UK engineering. The manufacturing grant consists of £5,000 (excluding VAT) that can be used when ordering any of Get It Made’s manufacturing services.

Read article
February 22, 2024
£40 million fund launched for 5G across the UK

The UK government has launched a £40 million fund to spark local digital revolutions and unlock 5G benefits across the UK.

Read article
February 22, 2024
Rethinking business resilience

Being resilient by choice is critical for both survival and for strategic advantage in an era where disruption is the norm. The threats businesses face today are complex and becoming more frequent than in previous times. We have seen a pandemic, an ongoing war in Europe with supply chain issues, a cost of living crisis, extreme weather and frequent ongoing cyber-attacks.

Read article
February 22, 2024
NCSC guidance on long-term cyber resilience

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) states that UK organisations should prepare for an extended period of heightened cyber security threat. It has guidance for organisations on the steps to take to improve security.

Read article
August 25, 2023
Guidance for small businesses on using facial recognition technology

Facial recognition technology (FRT) identifies or otherwise recognises a person from a digital facial image. Businesses can use FRT in a variety of contexts - for example, in allowing access to devices, taking payments, or allowing entry to secure areas.

Read article