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New trading allowance: some things you need to know
A new £1,000 tax-free trading allowance became available in April 2017. If this allowance is relevant to your business, there are certain complexities linked to it that you should know about. The trading allowance aims to provide simplicity and certainty regarding your obligations for income tax on small amounts of trading and miscellaneous income from providing goods, services or other assets. Income, not profits Basically, the trading allowance provides for a complete exemption from income tax if your total trading…
Celebrating our client’s success – Green Business of the Year 2017
We’re always delighted to celebrate our clients’ successes, so we’re thrilled to tell you that Together! 2012 CIC has been awarded Green Business of the Year 2017 in Newham Chamber's second annual business awards. Together! is more than a name; it is also the organisation’s ethos. It promotes inclusion and independent living, and supports the health and wellbeing of disabled people and carers through improved self-esteem and self-confidence and wider social networking. It is led by locally based disabled artists,…
Are you affected by the new Simple Assessment process?
HMRC has now introduced Simple Assessment, a process designed to make the tax system easier. It eliminates the need for some people to file a Self-Assessment Return if the information is available to HMRC through the Digital Tax Account and 3rd party data. This new system came into force in September, and currently applies to you if: You are a PAYE taxpayer who has underpayments that cannot be collected through your tax code. Your state pension is more than the…
Sleep loss affects our health and our ability to stay sharp
We are all increasingly aware of the importance of a good night’s sleep, but sleep loss affects our health and our ability to stay sharp. It also costs the UK £30bn a year in lost revenue. On 2nd October the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine to three scientists: Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm, or the biological clock. Their work…
Married couples and civil partners may be missing out on a tax break
A recent press report showed that TWO MILLION married couples and civil partners have not taken advantage of a £662 marriage tax break. This means that people are missing out on total of £1.3billion. When the ‘marriage allowance’ was introduced in 2015, the Government was criticised for not publicising this scheme properly. Its aim was to help people where one partner earns less than the other by allowing the lower earner to transfer up £1,150 of any unused £11,500 tax-free…
Nordens Wacky Racers help raise funds for charity
We were proud to include a team in a go karting event organised to raise money for the Harley Street Skin Clinic’s Back on Track charity. ‘Nordens Wacky Racers’ took to the track to support the charity, which helps British soldiers disfigured in battle. Dr Aamer Khan and wife Lesley Reynolds run Harley Street Skin Clinic, and we've had the privilege of working with, and supporting them for several years. They set up the ‘Back on Track’ charity to raise…
VAT, Brexit and where you’ll stand
The government's approach to VAT, customs and excise in the post-Brexit landscape is set out in a new white paper, along with a contingency scenario for those who 'like their Brexit a little harder!' In this publication, ‘Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper’, proposals are laid out for an ambitious new customs relationship with the EU. Regardless of the outcome of negotiations, the UK will need new customs legislation in place by March 2019. Later this year, the government will…
Don’t get struck off by Companies House
Did you know that if you are late in filing your company accounts, and you don’t reply to warnings from Companies House, your company could be struck-off the Companies House register and cease to exist within just a few short months? Creditsafe reports indicate that Companies House is giving only two months after the year end filing date before putting in an active proposal for the company to be struck off.  This short amount of time doesn’t leave much leeway…
A proposal to slash the VAT threshold scares many small businesses
One million small businesses face being brought into VAT if the government accepts VAT reform recommendations laid out by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS). The OTS report claims that our current VAT system is “awash with layers of complexity” and recommends drastically lowering the VAT threshold from its current level of £85,000 (one of the highest in the world). While it doesn’t make an outright recommendation, it does look at the consequences of lowering the threshold to a level…
Business by Design
Most businesses are built by default – not by design. Very few businesses start ‘with the end in mind’ and design it from the ground up. Most businesses grow by default with people, systems, culture, clients, numbers, habits and attitudes. If you take a good hard look at your business today, is it exactly what you want it to be? If you are motivated you can make changes. But you have to be motivated. We suggest that you focus on…
Beyond Accountancy

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

Nordens Strategic

Our specialist strategic division at Norden’s boasts some of the leading entrepreneurial business minds in the country. They cater towards delivering consistent success stories for businesses looking to achieve all their goals and more.

Through highly tailored guidance, coaching and advice, Norden’s Strategic are able to define exactly how your business can attain 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 steer you along the path to greater future.

Accounting 2 You

Every business, no matter how big or small, needs to make the right decisions. How to best manage your accounts can put huge question marks over your business. Accounting 2 You are here to take that away and provide all the answers you need.

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

With experts in payroll analysis, credit control and financial recording, Accounting 2 You will lead your business efficiently and with a real purpose to help you grow and prosper.

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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 Norden 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
Can You Claim The…
What is the employment allowance? The employment allowance is a recruitment incentive aimed at smaller employers. It’s worth up to £3,000 per year to set against your employer’s Class 1 NIC bill, making it a valuable allowance...
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
Do You Qualify For…
Don’t immediately say no because you’re not a rocket scientist.  Business owners often miss this valuable Research and Development (R&D) tax break when they are actually entitled to it for their business activities, simply ...
Nordens TV

We love making videos that break down convoluted accountancy jargon into a plain talking explanation of the important facts.

Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
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...
Nordens Chartered Accountant and Business Advisers | Strategic Business Planning | London | Essex | Award winning accountant
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 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). They follow the bye-laws, regulations and ethical guidelines of the ACCA and we are an ACCA accredited employer. We are also accredited by Professional Passport for our Umbrella and accountancy services.