Crystal clear advice on tax and finance from bite-sized plain English explainers to in-depth commentary.

Illuminating accountancy

At Alchemy, we’re committed to transparency and clarity. Sure, accountancy is technical, but that doesn’t mean our clients need to be kept in the dark, or bombarded with endless jargon.

If we can explain our processes, government policy or the workings of UK tax law in a straightforward way, we will. And the same goes for opinion and commentary, too – we don’t hedge or fudge, we tell it like it is, so you’ll always know where you are and what the story is. Between the blog and our guides, you’re sure to find the information you need.

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Enlightening commentary

The Alchemy blog is where we answer frequently-asked client questions, offer frank opinion and put into practice our commitment to give the clearest, most direct advice on tax, finance and business.

Understanding R&D tax credits for developers

Businesses working on cutting-edge products or processes can be eligible for corporation tax relief in the form of research and development (R&D) credits. These were launched by the UK government in 2000 to encourage the emergence of the next Dyson or ARM, producing...

Tax for creatives – company structures, R&D relief and IR35

If we’re honest, tax and accountancy are about as far from the business of creativity as it’s possible to get. And the thrill of completing a self-assessment tax return or wading through corporation tax guidance on the HMRC website certainly isn’t why most people...

Comprehensive guidance for bright businesses

From time to time Alchemy publishes an in-depth guide to an important aspect of tax, accounting or business, such as detailed commentary on the Government’s latest budget.

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