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“The taxman called and it cost me thousands!” How an accountant could have saved the day
The following article is an abridged version of an article written by Kate Palmer which appeared in the Sunday Times just before Christmas... It tells the true story of a businesswoman who was duped by scammers, costing her almost £13,000!  This nightmare could have been avoided if she'd spoken to an accountant instead of trying to handle the matter herself. We're always on hand to offer advice on any liaison with HMRC that you're not expecting.  Don't be shy to…
Make it happen in 2019
We’re all greeting 2019 with optimism and enthusiasm – and rightly so, yet there’s no doubt that, for businesses, the year holds some trepidation… With the uncertainties of Brexit looming, and the onset of Making Tax Digital, the first quarter could be a bit scary for some small business owners. But it needn’t be! The good news is that any change that affects your business can be positive, so this is the time to set yourself some solid ‘intensions.’ We’re…
Your VAT queries answered
Welcome to this quarter’s VAT blog highlighting some of the most common queries we’ve answered lately. It covers: Can my VAT returns be monthly rather than quarterly? What bookkeeping software packages are compliant with the new Making Tax Digital rules from 1stApril 2019? Does Nordens have an insurance cover to protect me against HMRC? What is the liability regarding deposit payments and refunds? Does the Flat Rate Scheme regarding company vehicles apply to me? Answers: Can my VAT returns be…
A simple guide to creating habits
Two weeks into the new year, and many of us are looking to make positive changes in our lives. The following advice popped into our inbox from leo Babauta at Zen Habits, and it's so relevant to our mindset that we want to share it with you...   The best way to make positive changes is not by making resolutions, but by creating habits that will stick for the long term. If you want to run a marathon, form the…
New HMRC guidance for directors’ returns
Until now, HMRC has insisted that all directors must register for self assessment, even if they have no tax to pay. This has now! HMRC has said that all company directors must register for self assessment, treating this rule as law, but in fact it's simply advice that can help you to decide whether you need to complete a tax return. As an example, HMRC has traditionally insisted that directors should complete a tax return for the tax year in which…
Have your good intentions fallen by the wayside? Stay on track…
We're a month into the new year, and we've reached that time when people's good intentions regarding their businesses tend to fall apart.  So,  here's some straightforward guidance to make sure you continue working towards solid goals to get you through the next eleven months. Research has shown that 80% of resolutions fail by the middle of February, which is poor by any standards. There are often multiple reasons (or excuses!) for not seeing these through; some of the most common…
Fyre Festival: an expensive lesson in online hype
Our latest Nordens TV video covers the Top 10 Business Tips that will help you start, grow or diversify your business. If you follow them, then you have the best chance of succeeding, even when market conditions may not be the most favourable. But you also need to protect yourself against those who appear supportive, integral even, in helping you achieve your dream, because they just might be a self-serving, amoral narcissist who’s only interested in their dream. Can you…
We beat HMRC’s record!
HMRC have announced that 94% of tax returns were filed by the 31st January deadline. But, here at Nordens, we're delighted to say that 99.86% of our clients' tax returns were filed by the deadline! So we'd like to say a really big THANK YOU to our clients for submitting their paperwork early, and also a huge well done to the fantastic teams at Nordens for making it happen. The bigger picture More than 11.5 million taxpayers were required to file their…
The latest bogus calls claiming to be HMRC
Here's a quick update on the latest bogus calls claiming to be from HMRC… A client called us on Friday to explain that she received a voice message from HMRC stating that she has been fraudulent, and asking her to call 0300 200 3555. Once she called the number she got a message asking her to "dial 1 for fraud cases."  Having been put through to an operator, she was asked for her name - which she wisely refused to…
Tax breaks to think about before the tax year-end
The current unsettling financial issues surrounding Brexit have impacted on many people's confidence and, therefore, their financial decisions.  But you can still head towards achieving your financial goals by taking advantage of tax-saving and investment opportunities that may be available to you before the end of the tax year. With this deadline approaching, it's worth checking now to make sure you've used all your tax-saving allowances. These tips will help you consider your best move. ISAs The ISA allowance is currently…
Beyond Accountancy

At Nordens, we're more than just accountants - we're business experts who can help you achieve your biggest goals.

Nordens Strategic

Our specialist strategic division at Nordens boasts some of the leading entrepreneurial business minds in the country. We cater towards delivering consistent success stories, whilst helping businesses achieve above and beyond their initial goals.

Through highly-tailored guidance, coaching and advice, Nordens Strategic are able to define exactly how your business can reach new levels of success.

Regardless of how you define ‘success’ for your business, our strategic service is guaranteed to bring about real and lasting change. By partnering with some of the UK’s top business coaches, we’ll steer you along the path to a greater future.

Accounting 2 You

Every business, no matter how big or small, needs to make the right decisions, and how to best manage your accounts can put huge question marks over your business. Accounting2You is here to take that pressure off and provide you with all the answers you need.

Our bookkeeping branch offers a fully inclusive, comprehensive service that you can trust. Since 2005, our specialist bookkeepers have been successfully managing the accounting of both individuals and small businesses.

With experts in payroll analysis, credit control and financial recording, Accounting2You will lead your business efficiently, and with real purpose, towards a prosperous future.

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Chris Dyer

Director - Metro Bank

Nordens are always very easy to deal with and extremely professional and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to my clients for their accountancy needs, no matter how complex they may be.

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Jamie Brown

Co-Founder - Chicmi Limited

Very good to work with - the team go above and beyond to make the accounts easy and efficient. They're all super friendly and a joy to work with.

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Simon Rose

Director - Rose Opticians

I have been using Nordens Chartered Accountants for 5 years and very happy with the service provided. All members of the team are very knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience which has proved very beneficial to my organisation

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Rebecca Bossick

Founder & Director - Physio LDN

Very easy to contact and put me in touch with the right person whenever I need to ask any questions. Extremely knowledgeable and can help me manage my various businesses whenever I need.

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James Aconley

Principal - Pauline Quirke Academy

Great accountants, always available to offer advice. The team have transformed my business.

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Christopher Wilce

Founder - Dataphone

Having worked with Nordens over the last 5 years, not only to look after my annual accounts but they have also provided outstanding professional advice. They have guided me through a Company share buyback with clear and objective advice. We have also been using Nordens strategic services for a couple of years, which has helped bring about significant improvements that exceeded my expectations. With experience of working with several local accountants over my 29 years in business, I’m very pleased with the service I have received from Nordens.

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Dave Hodges

Director - Linekers

Trusted our business with Nordens for over 10 years now and watched the company grow into the successful innovative business it has become today. Deservedly so. Every aspect of financial advice we need is always given promptly and with a smile. We have total confidence in all aspects of advice Nordens give. If you are looking for accountants, its a no brainer!

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Tony Charles

Founder - Foundation Sports Limited

A fantastic, modern, vibrant firm that care about the clients and their staff in abundance. It is rare to find an Accountancy firm with such vibrance and focus and relationships. It is no wonder they win award after award in their field.

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Peter Horlock

Managing Director - Prime Time Boilers

I have been with Nordens for many years now and they are a great accountants.

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Simon Cushing

Founder - Vivid Finishes

We have used Nordens for the last 5 years and have had a great service throughout. The guys are very passionate about what they do and have played a part in the growth of our company, highly recommended.

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Andrew Martin

Managing Director - AMD Interior Architecture

Great Service at Nordens from a friendly very approachable team Particularly Kirsty Willis and Joe Sword who have been helping us since we started the business in 2016.

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James Robinson

Director - Forma London

Nordens provide a first class service. We moved to Nordens last year and have been impressed with the level of service provided. Keep up the good work!

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Latest News

We've always got our ears to the ground when it comes to interesting, useful and topical information relating to business and accountancy.

Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Married Couple’s Business Splitting…
Two separate businesses run by a husband and wife have been investigated to find out whether they are, in fact, one business that is liable to register for and pay VAT, or two independent businesses. The businesses each invo...
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Escape From Your Ex-partner’s…
Do you dream about selling your business? Could you retire to your perfect home, take those magical holidays and generally chill out, content that you’ve got enough in the bank to see you through? Or you may fancy selling up an...
Nordens TV

We love making videos that break down convoluted accountancy jargon into plain-talking, actionable and accessible facts.

SEIS Video
The SEIS Scheme
Achieve huge tax savings by investing through the SEIS scheme Many small businesses need to raise investment or finance, and the SEIS scheme is a brilliant way to do this. SEIS - otherwise known as the Seed Enterprise Invest...
Inheritance Tax Video
What Is Inheritance Tax?
Safeguarding your loved ones against paying too much inheritance tax If your estate is worth more than £325,000 when you die, your heirs will have to pay inheritance tax on everything over that amount - but they will pay nothi...
  Why I Founded Nordens
Accounting 2 You

In November 2002, having sold our other business interests off earlier in the year, I decided to set up Nordens Chartered Accountants. The easy part was knowing how to do it, as I had established and built a smaller practice a few years earlier. The difficult part, for me, was not following the traditional accountancy path. Having run businesses, both successfully and unsuccessfully, I wanted to help business owners resolve their short term problems and work with them to achieve their longer term goals. Business has always been my interest and I love that I can help business owners achieve what seems like the impossible every single working day.

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Mark Norden
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We're Professionally Certified

Our limited company accountants have a range of qualifications from The Institute Of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). We worry about the bye-laws, regulations and ethical guidelines of the ACCA so you don’t have to! That makes us an ACCA-accredited employer as well as a Professional Passport-accredited one!