Crowthers Chartered Accountants

We are based in Pershore (Worcestershire) and Ledbury (Herefordshire) and we offer a full range of accounting and taxation services to both our business and personal clients.

We specialise in acting for family businesses, farming clients and all aspects of personal taxation.

Our motto is "quality professional services at a sensible price".

Crowthers have a New Director

Posted in Our Team News on April 1st, 2014 by Jonathan Crowther
Sophie Howard

Sophie J. Howard ACA, Director

We are delighted to announce that our Agricultural Manager, Sophie Howard, became a Director from 1 April 2014.

Sophie will be well known to many of our clients as she has been involved in the development of agricultural work, at both our offices in Pershore and Ledbury, for many years.

As well as being a specialist agricultural accountant, Sophie has a growing client list of diversified businesses and she prefers working out at clients premises, rather than being stuck at her desk.

Read all about Sophie in her profile below … read more »

The BUDGET 2014

Posted in Taxation Matters on March 20th, 2014 by Jonathan Crowther

George Osborne presented his Budget on Wednesday 19 March 2014.  In his speech the Chancellor set the scene for the announcements stating that ‘If you’re a maker, a doer or a saver: this Budget is for you.’

Main Budget tax proposals

  • The starting rate band for savings will be increased from April 2015 and the current 10% tax rate reduced to nil.
  • Individual Savings Accounts are to be simplified by merging the cash and stocks ISAs together with a significant increase in the investment limit from 1 July 2014.
  • Radical changes are to be made to the pensions regime including removing the restrictions on access to pension pots so there will no longer be a requirement to buy an annuity.
  • The Annual Investment Allowance is to be doubled to £500,000 until 31 December 2015.
  • An increase will be made in the R&D tax credit available to loss making SMEs to 14.5%.
  • Those using tax avoidance schemes may be required to pay tax upfront.

Please download our full Budget Newsletter here – Budget2014

Recruitment Update

Posted in Our Team News on February 11th, 2014 by Jonathan Crowther

We have received over 60 applications for our part-time role providing reception cover and secretarial support in our small Ledbury team. Wow!

We will process these applications and develop a shortlist as quickly as possible.

The position was filled on 25 February 2014 but our thanks to everyone who applied.

See our jobs section for details of our other vacancy for an accounts senior.

Eckington Manor – A new choice with our reward scheme!

Posted in Business News on September 19th, 2013 by Sophie Howard

We are delighted to have Eckington Manor join our meal voucher scheme, so any clients that refer work to us, can now enjoy a meal there, courtesy of Crowthers.

The restaurant at Eckington Manor which features beef from their own farm, uses the very best British ingredients to deliver a very enjoyable meal in delightful surroundings.

The opening hours are 12pm-2pm Tuesday to Sunday and 7pm-9pm Tuesday to Saturday.

For more information, please telephone 01386 751600.

Eckington Manor V4

Child Benefit Charge – Have you registered for Self Assessment yet?

Posted in Business News on September 18th, 2013 by Sophie Howard

If you or your partner have an individual income of more than £50,000 and one of you receives child benefit, then you may have to pay a charge.

In which case, you must register for Self Assessment (if not already registered) by 5 October 2013.

The benefit received will be recouped gradually if your income is above £50,000 with the child benefit being eroded completely once your income is £60,000 or more.

If you are unsure and need any assistance, please contact us.