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HMRC Self Assessment deadline extension

Last Thursday, HMRC announced a one-month waiver for Self Assessment taxpayers to file their tax returns for 2020/21. Pressures from COVID-19 has meant that some taxpayers cannot meet their obligations by the end of the January deadline. Self Assessment tax returns are typically due by the 31st of January. However, HMRC revealed that out of […]


Commercial Mortgages

If your business is excelling forecasts, sales and customer base is growing, the idea of recruiting more staff is looming and you are thinking of expanding. A commercial mortgage could be next on the agenda. A commercial mortgage is designed for business owners who wish to buy a commercial property to operate from. What are […]


5 party game suggestions & Christmas opening times

Here at Sapphire, we understand the importance of working hard to provide our customers with the best service… however, we also understand the importance of being able to relax at the end of the day or in this case, the end of the year. So, we thought we’d provide you with some festive party games […]

Accounting news | Contracting news

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) Guide & Exemptions?

Here at Sapphire, we understand that tax can be a complicated issue for many businesses. So, if you work in the construction industry and you are unsure about the CIS and its exemptions, we have put together this guide to make things clearer for you. What is the Construction Industry Scheme? In 2007 HMRC updated […]


Sapphire celebrates Employee Ownership

The Manchester-based contracting and accountancy firm, Sapphire, has transitioned to be an Employee-Owned business. Using the model made famous by The John Lewis Group, the Sapphire Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) sees the majority of company bought by its employees. Mark Connor, Managing Director said; “This is our commitment to the company for the long term, […]

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal is back!

Every year Samaritans spend the run up to Christmas gathering and packing up the generous donations sent in by you. These donations get sent all over the globe to thousands of well deserving children that will likely go without receiving any gifts this Christmas. These shoeboxes will be filled with items that get sent to […]