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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 the supply of dance classes and examination services by a company to private individuals be treated as exempt for VAT purposes? What are the differences when you are selling goods to VAT registered businesses versus non-VAT registered customers within the EU and outside the EU? Can you reclaim the VAT element on staff entertainment? Answers: Can the supply of dance classes…
Mental Health Awareness Week; how many members of your team are affected?
Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK.  Mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, affect one in four people, so we strongly believe that this hugely important issue deserves to be highlighted. Last year, our Partner Mitch Hahn discussed how anxiety had impacted on his earlier life.  To reinforce the message, this year we are hosting a Facebook LIVE event on Wednesday, 15th May, from 4-5pm.  It will be fantastic if you could log in to…
Is your finger on the pulse of pricing?
With supply costs constantly rising, it is vitally important that you’re keeping tabs on your own pricing and considering the need for an increase. This is not only necessary to keep your business sustainable and profitable, as each pound increase goes straight on the bottom line; it’s also important that you are reflecting the true value of your products and services.  Your business is different (and hopefully better) than your competitors for a number of reasons, so your uniqueness should have a clear…
Working parents: reduce your childcare costs!
If you're the parent of a child up to age 11, have you heard about Tax-Free Childcare and how it could reduce your childcare costs? Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme available to working parents, including self-employed people, with children aged 0 to 11. Eligible parents can get up to £2,000 per child per year towards qualifying childcare. For a family with two children, it could mean a £4,000 saving per year on the family’s budget. Parents can use it…
Why is there VAT on school uniforms?
As children across the UK are taking their final school exams, many of their families must be delighting in the fact that the cost of school uniforms is coming to an end. We’ve recently been asked about VAT on children’s clothing, so here’s a brief summary of what’s what. What are the current rules? Clothing and shoes for young children are charged at zero rate VAT. But for older children - or those that are taller than average, school uniforms…
Lawrence of Arabia’s top tips for effective leadership
Hollywood's version of Lawrence of Arabia was captured on film by actor Peter O'Toole, increasing his fame and lurching him into immortal stardom. In real life, T. E. Lawrence was an outstanding military hero who courageously helped the British and Arabs defeat the Ottomans in World War I. His respect for his allies' culture, and understanding of their beliefs, was a valuable asset to the young, inexperienced officer, who shone as a natural leader. In 1917, the British military commissioned…
Distance Selling: another VAT win for Sports Direct
Sports Direct, the massive retail chain, recently appealed against HMRC's rules regarding distance selling. You can usually only appeal against a decision made by HMRC about your tax, but large-scale businesses sometimes ask for a ruling about VAT. Sports Direct was one such company. In 2010, Sports Direct asked whether the VAT distance selling rules would apply to goods sold to customers abroad. HMRC responded favourably and Sports Direct was happy. However, in January 2016, HMRC wrote again, reversing the…
Climb your mountain, achieve your goals
Joe recently took on the 3 peaks in 3 days challenge, which involved climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales over three days. On his return, he mentioned that being on the mountains gave him plenty of time to think, and a prominent thought was the similarities between climbing a mountain and building a business. Here's Joe's advice for getting started - either as an entrepreneur or an adventurer - or both!: Know your destination To climb a…
Capital Gains tax hike and the accidental landlord
The government’s forthcoming changes to property sales capital gains tax rules will be expensive for anyone who’s inherited their family home, or relocated or moved in with a partner but kept their original home as a safeguard or investment. Until now, someone who becomes a landlord “by accident” by renting out their old home as an alternative to selling it when they moved on, has received tax relief when they eventually sell the property. But this relief is due to…
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
Get Ready For Changes…
The IR35 rules will be changing next April. Here are some of the important changes that may impact on you as an engager, agent or worker. Now: If you’re a contractor providing a service through a Personal Service Company (PSC...
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Top Five Firm At…
We were thrilled to be named as a Top Five Firm in this year’s Accounting Excellence Awards, held at the Brewery in London. The prestigious award ceremony was hosted by one of our favourite comedians, the fantastic Katherine...
Nordens TV

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

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...
Preparing Management Accounts Video
Preparing Management Accounts
Hi, I’m Mitch Hahn, Partner at Nordens Chartered Accountants. Today I am going to explain what Management Accounting is and how you can use it to help you become more successful. Welcome to Nordens TV! Management accounting ...
  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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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!