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.

Cashflow for photographers

Photography, more so than many other businesses, can have real peaks and troughs in the flow of work. For wedding photographers, for example, summer is usually hectic with more clients than can be handled, while winter can be a dead zone. Those who depend on pitching...

Guide to Corporation Tax

What is Corporation Tax? Corporation Tax is the tax charged on the profits made by a corporate entity (a limited company). How is Corporation Tax calculated? Accounting profit is calculated by deducting expenses from income. Taxable income is then calculated by...

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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From bookkeeping to payroll, from management accounts to corporation tax returns, find out more about all the ways Alchemy can help your business.