Tips for Preparing Your Self-Assessment Tax Returns

As we approach the end of the current tax year, individuals and businesses are gearing up for the annual task of collating their information to enable them to file their Self-Assessment Tax Returns with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). This process can often seem daunting, but with careful preparation and organisation, it can be managed […]

Embracing the Digital Wave: Transforming Accountancy in the 21st Century

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, the traditional role of accountancy is undergoing a significant transformation, thanks to the advent of digital technologies. At NRB, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of this digital revolution, leveraging innovative tools and techniques to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of our services. In this article, we […]

Extension of MTD Requirements

From 6th April 2026, businesses, self-employed individuals, and landlords with an income of more than £50,000 will be required to keep digital records and provide digital quarterly updates on their income and expenditure to HMRC through MTD compatible software. For those with income between £30,000 and £50,000 will be required to do this by April […]

HMRC introduce New VAT Penalty Regime

HMRC have introduced changes to the way VAT registered businesses will be penalised if they don’t submit their VAT Returns and/or pay VAT liabilities owed, on time. The new regime will kick in for accounting periods starting on or after 1 January 2023 and these changes aim to simplify and separate penalties and interest charged. […]

Going further with Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming more commonplace across all aspects of our lives (whether we like it or not!). Here at NRB, we are harnessing the power of digital tech and AI to modernise, even revolutionise, the systems of our clients…. and we don’t stop at accounting software. In fact, that’s just […]

The INCREDIBLY INTERESTING History of Income Tax in the UK part 2

It all began in 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII ordered a change of calendar from the Julian (named after Julius Caesar), which had been in use since 42 BC to the Gregorian. The Julian calendar, which consisted of eleven months of 30 or 31 days and a 28-day February (extended to 29 days every fourth year), was […]

The INCREDIBLY INTERESTING History of Income Tax in the UK (part 1)

On 9 January 1799, British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduced a desperate and widely abhorred measure to help cover the cost of his country’s wars with France. As part of his government’s fiscal policy, Pitt introduced a direct tax on his citizen’s wealth – Income Tax. Why was Income Tax introduced in 1799? […]

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure The Chancellors autumn budget was released on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Whilst a lot of the budget was known before the official announcement there was a lot more detail released on the day. It remains to be seen how the country will financially recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, but […]

Hospitality VAT Rate Change

On 8 July 2020 the government announced it would introduce a temporary reduced VAT rate of 5% to certain supplies relating to hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation and admission to certain attractions. The reduced rate was intended to help hospitality and hotel businesses through difficult trading conditions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The […]

New appointment boosts firm’s tax offering

Pictured: Neil Whittingham and Scott Lees Wigan based accountancy and business advisory firm NR Barton has appointed former top ten tax advisor Scott Lees to head up its tax offering. Scott, a former Tax Manager at Azets (formerly CLB Coopers) in Bolton, specialises in personal and corporate tax advisory for owner managed businesses. He has […]

Integrity

Integrity is at the forefront of everything we do as we apply the strongest ethical and moral rigour across how we work and assist our clients.

At NR Barton we understand the importance of trust and through our integrity we make sure this underpins absolutely everything we do.

We like to do the best for our clients and this isn’t always easy. We aren’t afraid to use our integrity to confront difficult situations. We firmly believe that acting with our utmost integrity those difficult conversations will help to build our trust with our clients. Sometimes the difficult option is the best.

It is also our integrity that has helped us to build a strong local relationship in our market place and the thrive as a business for the last seventy years.

We’re here for the long term and our integrity will help us to achieve that.