Your August business and tax updates - Carpenter Box

Published: 06 Sep 2022

Welcome to our August newsletter and the winding down of summer activities (and apparently the summer weather...!).
With the start of Autumn comes awards season, and we are pleased once again to be supporting two very close to our hearts here in the South East. The Adur and Worthing Business Awards (open to businesses in the local area) and the Made in the South East Awards (open to manufacturing businesses in the South East) are now open for entries. The AWBA close on Friday 9th September and the MISE Awards close on Thursday 8th September, so there is still plenty of time to enter! 
September also brings Pensions Awareness Week, aimed at promoting the importance of saving for the future. Our colleagues at Carpenter Box Financial Advisers are hosting a webinar to celebrate, to help cut the jargon around pensions and discuss the benefits of a later life income. You can find out more about the event below.
Finally, Carpenter Box continues to grow and invest in our staff. We have a number of vacancies available across our offices, so if you're looking for a new opportunity please do get in touch. You can find out more about the day in the life of a trainee and see what Gabriella from our Audit department gets up to on an average day!
I hope you enjoy this month's newsletter and enjoy the long weekend.
Kind regards, 
Alan Edwards
Managing Partner

Webinar: Cutting the jargon from pensions

Date: Wednesday 15th September 2022

Time: 12.00-12.30pm

Delivery: Zoom (registration required)


Are you confused about pensions?

Our Cutting the jargon from pensions webinar is designed specifically for people to learn about the benefits of later life income available through proper pensions practice and have the opportunity to ask experienced professionals questions.


Topics covered include:

  • What options are available with your pension savings at retirement
  • Am I on track to reach my retirement goals
  • Considering the risks for your retirement funds
  • Common myths regarding pension funds

Can’t attend live? Register anyway and we will send you the recording.

Register your FREE place

Seminar: The Challenges of Growing and Selling your Business

Date: Tuesday 27th September 2022

Time: 8.00-9.45am

Venue: Fontwell Park Racecourse


Amidst global political and economic uncertainty, business continues to prosper in the South East UK market.

Generous capital tax rates on the sale of your business and the large amounts of undeployed capital sitting with investment funds continue to fuel growth and transactions. Many SMEs are capitalising while others are considering how they get to an exit that gives them enough to retire on!

Join us, EMC, NatWest and Coutts for our upcoming FREE seminar where we will guide you through the challenges of growing your business and preparing it for sale.


Topics covered include:

  • What options are available with your pension savings at retirement
  • Am I on track to reach my retirement goals
  • Considering the risks for your retirement funds
  • Common myths regarding pension funds

Book your place here

Adur & Worthing Business Awards 2022


The Adur & Worthing Business Awards (AWBAs) are open for entry!

Closing date for entries: Friday 9th September

Award ceremony: Friday 4th November


After the challenges of the past few years, it’s more important than ever to come together and support, recognise and reward the strength and achievements of the impressive businesses and individuals across Adur and Worthing.

Awards are a fantastic way to demonstrate and celebrate success in your business. Whether you are a start-up, SME or a large international corporation there is an award for everyone – from recognising individual achievement, sector excellence, business growth or exceptional customer service.

Carpenter Box are once again delighted to be attending the event as sponsors of the Manufacturing and Engineering category. We have been proud supporters of the Awards since its inception back in 2007.

Enter the AWBA

Made in the South East Awards


Calling all manufacturers: The Made in the South East Awards are open for entries!

Closing date for entries: Thursday 8th September

Award ceremony: Thursday 17th November


During the last year, the manufacturing sector has been at the forefront of developing new ways of working, diversifying product lines, finding new supply chains and discovering new customers.

These awards recognise and reward manufacturing companies (of all sizes) based in the region that have demonstrated success in innovation, product development and revenue growth in either domestic or overseas markets. They showcase many of the high-quality manufacturing businesses in the region that have built reputations for first-class products and services.


Categories include:

  • Apprentice of the Year Award
  • Digital Engineering/Technology Award
  • Export Award
  • Food & Drink Award
  • Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturing Award
  • Manufacturing Innovation Award
  • Manufacturing Apprenticeship/Training Scheme Award
  • Manufacturing Company of the Year (under £25m turnover)
  • Manufacturing Company of the Year (above £25m turnover)

Enter the MISE Awards

A day in the life of an Audit trainee at Carpenter Box


Gabriella has been a trainee with Carpenter Box since November 2021 and works in the Worthing office as part of the Audit and Assurance Team.

For the last 6 mnnths, she has been training for her ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification and has already passed her first exam!

Find out what it is like to be a trainee at Carpenter Box

Carpenter Box Charitable Foundation donates £16,500 to local causes and elects new charity partners


Carpenter Box’s own charity, Carpenter Box Charitable Foundation, has donated nearly £16,500 to local charities over the past year.

These include Children on the Edge, based in Chichester, which is running a campaign to provide Ukrainian refugees with accommodation, food and supplies, as well as many other worthy charities, including Turning Tides, MIND and Crawley Open House.

Click here to find out more!

The Register of Overseas Entities is on its way


The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act came into force on 15 March 2022. The key outcome of this legislation was the introduction of a publicly accessible register of overseas legal entities that own UK land and their beneficial owners.

Below we offer an overview of the register and answer some frequently asked questions.

Find out more about this register

Are you ready for the changes to the Charities Act?


The Charities Act 2022 sees several changes to the Charities Act 2011 that it will supersede.

There is a key focus on reducing some of the administration and bureaucracy that currently exists by giving a little more freedom to trustees to act, in certain circumstances, without recall to the Charity Commission.

What are the key changes to the Charities Act?

Growth Academy - what's the destination for your business?


As part of our recently launched Growth Academy programme, in partnership with Paul McCarthy of ActionCOACH Worthing, we are covering the 6 steps to a better business.

This programme is designed to help small business owners. We teach a practical, relevant, tailor-made business growth strategy, aimed at driving more profit into your business.

Learn more about Growth Academy

Carpenter Box Financial Advisers news update


Read the August newsletter!

Summer has arrived and despite the recent record temperatures, plenty of us will still be looking forward to jetting off to sunny climes abroad and relaxing.

But if you want to avoid the queues at the airports and ferry terminals, there are lots of exciting things going on in the UK to enjoy too.

From the Notting Hill Carnival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe to major music festivals such as Creamfields and the Reading and Leeds Festivals, the summer diary is packed once again, and that’s before we’ve mentioned the Commonwealth Games, which are currently taking place in Birmingham.

However, we’re very conscious that these are worrying times for many, as rising inflation affects household budgets and investments.

As always, if you have any concerns or questions, we’re here and happy to help. So don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Read this month's newsletter



  • Cutting the jargon from pensions webinar: 15 September  – click here to register
  • Academies Annual Update: 20 September – click here to register
  • The Challenges of Growing and Selling your Business: 27 September – click here to register


For a full listing of our resources and information sheets, visit our resources page on the Carpenter Box website. 


01 September 2022

  • Corporation tax payment due for year end 30 November 2021, for those companies not liable to pay their liability by instalments.
  • New fuel rates come into force.

07 September 2022

  • Due date for June VAT returns unless exempted.

19 September 2022

  • If you pay by cheque through the post, pay PAYE, class 1 NICs, student loan deductions and deductions from payments to subcontractors for the month up to the 5th of this month.
  • Construction Industry Scheme: monthly return due for period up to 5th of previous month.

21 September 2022

  • Due date for payment of supplementary declarations for August 2022.

22 September 2022

  • If paying electronically, pay PAYE, class 1 NICs, student loan deductions and deductions from payments to subcontractors for the month up to the 5th of this month.

30 September 2022

  • Filing deadline for corporation tax return self-assessment form CT600 for period ended 30 September 2021 to be submitted to HMRC.
  • Deadline for filing your annual accounts is 9 months after your company’s financial year ends.
  • End of CT61 quarterly period.



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