• Posted August 16, 2017

1 Year at Whitesides for Adam & Tanis

The last month saw Tanis and myself, Adam, celebrate our first year anniversary working for Whitesides. It would be fair to say that it’s been quite an experience and learning curve for the both of us, both professionally and personally. Tanis – has recently completed her Level 3 Payroll Certificate (which is proudly mounted on […]


  • Posted July 28, 2017

Payments on Account July Deadline, what you need to know

We are currently nearing the 31 July deadline for your second Payment on Account. Though what does this mean and how does it work? Payments on Account are advance payments towards your self-assessment tax bill. Two of these payments are made each year, and each payment is half your previous year’s tax bill. They are […]


  • Posted July 19, 2017

Fairtrade at Whitesides

We are now Fairtrade at Whitesides! We decided that we will endeavour to buy as many products for the office that are Fairtrade as possible. After speaking with Linda from Fairtrade-Horsforth, who is very helpful,we decided that there is no time like the present to try and be a little better! Horsforth became a Fairtrade […]


  • Posted July 3, 2017

Canada Day

1st of July is one of my favourite days of the year, it is Canada’s Birthday AKA Canada Day. Our Official National Pride Day where we celebrate the day we became a Nation in our own right. This year was a particularly big number at a whole 150 years old! If you were to be […]


  • Posted June 16, 2017

Go Home On Time

#GOHOMEONTIME Mental health at work can be one of the subjects that people are frightened to talk about, but there are many ways to get help should you need it (see some of the links below). It is estimated three in ten employees will experience a mental health problem in any one year, and as […]


  • Posted May 22, 2017

Bradford City go to Wembley

It’s not every day that accountants from Bradford travel to London, but as Bradford City made it to the League 1 play-off final after beating Fleetwood Town in the semi-finals I made the trip down with my wife (Stacey), her uncle (Adrian), her god son (William) and Joel our friend from Switzerland. We left Bradford […]


  • Posted May 18, 2017

Whitesides are Recruiting

ACA Trainee Required We are looking to recruit an ACA Trainee Accountant to join our office in Leeds in September 2017 (or earlier by agreement). What to expect As a trainee accountant, you will be given an insight in to a wide range of areas including financial and management accounts preparation, audit work(including Solicitors Accounts Rules Audits and Charities), tax planning, […]


  • Posted May 3, 2017

Tax Changes for Contractors

There have been unprecedented number of tax changes affecting the contractor sector recently. Below we have considered some of the changes due to affect the contractor sector this year. IR35 and Public Sector Contractors From April, most contractors working with the public sector are likely to be caught under the new IR35 rules. This means […]


  • Posted April 3, 2017

AAT Apprentice Position

Are you interested in joining our team? We are looking to recruit a full-time AAT Bookkeeping Apprentice for our busy Horsforth office. Candidates should have an interest in becoming an accountant and have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s grades A*-B (including English and Maths). For further details and information on how to apply, check out our advert on our website.


  • Posted November 24, 2016

Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

In his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced an introduction of a new 16.5% flat rate of VAT for businesses which have a very low cost base. These businesses will be known as a ‘limited cost trader’. From 1 April 2017, new and existing users of the Flat Rate Scheme will need to determine whether […]