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Whitley Stimpson

Whitley Stimpson Ltd is one of the region’s leading independent accountancy and business advisory firms.
Our portfolio of services and areas of expertise are broader than those offered by a traditional accountant.

We are recognised not only for our exceptional corporate work including audit, business advisory, accountancy and corporate taxation but also for our focus on forging successful niches. We have an enviable reputation as one of region’s leading providers of financial advice and support to the education sector.

With experience gained in many facets of business, our dedicated team of partners and directors can offer you a sound, expert personal service, tailored to your businesses individual needs. Regardless of the size of your business, our entrepreneurial culture, strong business acumen and commitment to customer service excellence will ensure we help you to address your business and financial challenges, enabling you to plan for your future and propel your business to new horizons.

Press Release

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Whitley Stimpson advises non-resident corporate landlords to be ready for upcoming changes in taxation from 6 April 2020

Recent changes to the taxation of UK property held by non-UK residents have meant a fundamental reshuffle of tax planning in the lettings market. The changes include the taxation of rental income received by non-resident corporate landlords under corporation tax instead of income tax, with effect from 6 April 2020. Experts at Whitley Stimpson, one […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Business Advice, Finance

Oxfordshire

24th March 2020

Press Release

Whitley Stimpson expert welcomes new IR35 tax delay

A leading tax expert today welcomed the decision to delay complicated tax changes that will affect thousands of contractors in the private sector. The changes to payroll working rules, known as IR35, were due to be introduced in April this year in a bid to prevent working practices that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs regarded […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Business Advice, Business Services, Finance

Oxfordshire

18th March 2020

Press Release

Nowhere to hide: why HMRC’s Connect system means keeping your tax affairs in order is more important than ever before

Advice on selling farm dwellings before capital gains tax rule change

Capital gains tax (CGT) rules on residential property are being tightened from April 2020, so farmers and landowners should consider completing any planned sales before this deadline, advises experts at Whitley Stimpson. Under the current regime, CGT must be declared on an individual’s self-assessment tax return, submitted by 31 January each year, for the tax […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

13th March 2020

Press Release

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator at Charles Stanley Wealth Managers

There was a lot of spending but where were the cuts?

Written by Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator at Charles Stanley Wealth Managers · The root and branch review of the fiscal framework looks interesting and could imply austerity is well and truly over in the light of low interest rates. · I understand why the Chancellor has made growth forecasts, but we should all understand […]

Maria Cunningham

Finance, Wealth Managers

Oxfordshire

12th March 2020

B4 Article

Does your payroll comply with pension re-enrolment legislation?

Operating a payroll can be both time consuming and complicated, and the introduction of Pensions Auto-enrolment has increased the burden on employers, heightening the potential risk of penalties for non-compliance or late submissions. The Pensions act of 2012 introduced new legislation that made it compulsory for all employers to implement a company pension scheme irrespective […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Finance

Oxfordshire

28th February 2020

B4 Article

How profit extraction requires careful consideration by owner shareholders of SMEs

If you are an owner / shareholder of an SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) there could be a good argument in favour of making pension contributions in addition to or instead of drawing a dividend. You will be familiar with the strategy of drawing a low salary of around £8,000 pa and paying additional income […]

Maria Cunningham

Advice, Business Advice, Finance

28th February 2020

Press Release

Nowhere to hide: why HMRC’s Connect system means keeping your tax affairs in order is more important than ever before

Nowhere to hide: why HMRC’s Connect system means keeping your tax affairs in order is more important than ever before

Recent reports have shown that HMRC’s sophisticated automated information system, Connect, is being used increasingly frequently to identify income and gains that have not been declared for tax purposes, and the amount of information that HMRC can access to check whether an individual or business is evading tax is growing all the time. Experts at […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

24th February 2020

Press Release

John Skinner Whitley Stimpson

SME’s with legacy IT systems have been given a further year to comply with complex new digital tax rules

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introduced the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme in April 2019. Since then, most self-employed people and business owners with a turnover above the £85,000 VAT threshold have been forced to file their returns online using specialised software. The move was widely criticised, given small businesses would have to spend […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

12th February 2020

Press Release

Jennifer Ricketts-Gregory

Act now if you have not claimed your Marriage Tax Allowance, urges Whitley Stimpson

Experts at Whitley Stimpson are urging couples to act now to see if they could get a £900 tax rebate before it’s too late. The Marriage Allowance lets a person transfer £1,250 of their Personal Allowance to their husband, wife, or civil partner – if they are a higher earner. In order to benefit as […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Advice, Business Advice, Business Services

Oxfordshire

23rd January 2020

Press Release

Owen Kyffin, director of Whitley Stimpson

How to make your child a pension millionaire through stakeholder pension investment

Parents and grandparents can create a substantial nest egg for their children, with minimal effort, by being clever with their tax planning. By starting a stakeholder pension fund for each of your children and paying in an amount each month, even though they are not taxpayers, there is considerable tax relief available. That’s the top […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Finance

Oxfordshire

9th January 2020

B4 Article

Whitley Stimpson

Recognition counts at every level for Whitley Stimpson

Winning awards can often mean just another trophy in the cabinet to say that you have worked hard and have efficient staff doing a good job. In the world of accountancy though, award schemes are far more complicated and essential for gauging performance on so many different levels. For example, Whitley Stimpson takes great pride […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

18th December 2019

Press Release

Ian Parker, Whitley Stimpson

Whitley Stimpson cautions against being seduced by Pheonixism tax schemes

HMRC has issued a warning about so-called ‘phoenixism’ tax avoidance schemes. These seek to avoid income tax charges by winding up a company and claiming the profits at more favourable capital gains tax (CGT) rates, before restarting activities under a new company. Experts at Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices in the […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Advice, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

2nd December 2019

Press Release

Whitley Stimpson climbs the rankings within the Top 100 UK accounting firms

Whitley Stimpson has been officially ranked as one of the country’s top accountancy firms by the prestigious Accountancy Age 50+50 survey. The 2019 Accountancy Age Top 50+50 rankings features the Top 100 Accountancy firms in the UK and is recognised as the UK’s most comprehensive breakdown of accountancy sector performance. To achieve the national honour, […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

28th October 2019

Press Release

Whitley Stimpson Invests in the Best for Professional Development

Leading accountancy firm Whitley Stimpson is continuing its investment in young talent by welcoming 16 new recruits to join their offices in Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe and Witney. Human resources manager Tracy Williams said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the 16 new starters to the business, where they will bring real benefits for our […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

14th October 2019

Press Release

Charity golf day raises funds for local mental health charity

An annual golf day, organised by the Bicester office of accountants Whitley Stimpson, has raised £1,000 for an Oxfordshire charity that specialises in helping people to recover from mental health illnesses.  Whitley Stimpson, which also has offices in Banbury, High Wycombe and Witney raised the money for Restore at their 27th annual golf day held […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

17th September 2019

Press Release

Whitley Stimpson declared one of Britain’s Top 10 accountancy employers

One of the largest independent accountancy practice and business advisers in the area, Whitley Stimpson, has been named as one of the country’s best employers within its profession. The company, which has offices in Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe and Witney, has been shortlisted as one of the Best Employers in the 2019 Accountancy Age Awards. This […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

9th September 2019

Press Release

Builders beware: New rules on the way for VAT in the construction sector

Don’t be caught out, warns leading accountancy practice Whitley Stimpson   This October there’s set to be a major shift in VAT legislation within the construction sector, and with time running out, Whitley Stimpson has concerns that many firms are still unaware that the new rules are coming into force. The VAT reverse charge for […]

Maria Cunningham

Finance

Oxfordshire

29th August 2019

Job Vacancy

Financial Controller – competitive salary based on experience

We are looking to recruit a Financial Controller who will be based at our Banbury office. The successful candidate will provide timely and accurate Monthly Management and other Financial Information for Directors. Head up the day to day finances of the business, working closely with the Administrator, and take responsibility for other ad-hoc projects as […]

Maria Cunningham

23rd August 2019