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Newsletter – Winter 2020

by Iain Mason

Published on 14th January 2020

What’s new for 2020?

Welcome to the Winter edition of our quarterly newsletter. This newsletter is for business owners and advisers looking for information, advice and updates from our experts in accountancy and law.

Management buy-in for Optimum

We ended 2019 on a high with a management buy-in, which is great news for our clients and for the business. Founder Richard Mathews was joined by our management team, Jon Lacey, Michael Blaken, Iain Mason and Rob Stokes.

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Ten benefits of outsourcing payroll

As an employer, payroll is a vitally important task for your business but it can also be one of the most complicated and time-consuming. Many of our clients outsource payroll to us and here are ten benefits they enjoy.

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Breakfast, brainpower and other events

Our first event of 2020 will be a free networking breakfast on January 29. Open to all business owners and advisers, our breakfast events are proving very popular. Here’s a link to book.

On February 26, we’ll be staging a fun quiz evening in Swindon to raise money for our chosen charities, MIND and CLIC Sargent. Why not enter a team and support two great causes?

Details of all our events are on our website here.

End of year tax planning

With the new tax year just around the corner, now is the time to make use of available tax allowances. Here are some steps you could be taking.

Budget 2020: what might the Chancellor be planning?

The first Budget of the new government will be on Wednesday March 11, and we are planning to hold an event to tie in, with some expert comment on Chancellor Sajid Javid’s announcements. In the meantime, here are our predictions for what he might unveil.

Cohabitation agreements: what are they and who needs one?

cohabitation agreement

As specialist conveyancing solicitors, we are often asked by people moving in together, who are unmarried, how to make their position legally secure. The answer is a Cohabitation Agreement.

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For accountancy and legal help for you, your business or your family please get in touch with the Optimum team. Our accountancy services include personal tax and business tax, business development, cloud accounting, audit, bookkeeping and payroll. On the legal side, we can help you with buying and selling property, remortgaging, equity release, and all commercial property legal issues.

If you require more information on the services Optimum provides, or would like to know more about, or would like to book onto the forthcoming events email:, phone 01793 538 198, or call into the offices at: Vicarage Court, 160 Ermin Street, Stratton, Swindon, SN3 4NE.

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