Welcome to WBD Accountants

We are a firm of Chartered Accountants offering accountancy and business consultancy services to owner managed and family owned businesses.

Specialist Service

We offer a specialist service to businesses to provide a cost-effective, high value solution for all your financial needs. We can give you and your business assistance and helpful advice on a daily basis when required. Take a look at our services to discover how we can help your business grow. To access a wealth of information visit our resource centre or view our free factsheets.

HELPING BUSINESSES GROW AND SUCCEED

As part of our core aim of helping local businesses grow and succeed we offer the following planning and growth services amongst many more.

  • Business Structure planning service and support
  • Goal setting
  • Business budgeting
  • Business restructure and refinance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions – due diligence and support
  • Sale of business
  • Inheritance Tax planning and support
  • Workplace Pensions - Auto enrolment implementation support and guidance

AVN

WBD Accountants are founder members of AVN, an association of accountants committed to helping UK owner managed businesses become the most successful and enjoyable to run in the world. Click here to find out more about our added value services.


ServicesIndividuals & Businesses

We offer a range of compliance, added value and planning services to all our customers.

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Resources Interactive tools & factsheets

Our resources and factsheets are designed to help keep business owners aware of the latest changes in the financial world.

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The current hot topic

Holiday pay and overtime

In the judgment an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that holiday pay should reflect non-guaranteed overtime.

Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 most workers are entitled to paid statutory annual leave. This is 5.6 weeks (28 days) if the employee works five days a week.  A worker is entitled to be paid in respect of any period of annual leave for which they are entitled, at a rate of one week's pay for each week's leave.

The EAT considered three cases in which employees were required to work overtime if requested by their employees. The EAT referred to this type of overtime as non-guaranteed overtime. The Tribunal decided in the context of non-guaranteed overtime:

  • overtime payments must be taken into account in the calculation of holiday pay if there is a settled pattern of work
  • if the amount of overtime varies but is regularly paid, overtime payments must also be taken into account on an average basis.

Vince Cable has announced the setting up of a taskforce to assess the possible impact of the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling on holiday pay.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

'Government will review the judgment in detail as a matter of urgency. To properly understand the financial exposure employers face, we have set up a taskforce of representatives from government and business to discuss how we can limit the impact on business. The group will convene shortly to discuss the judgment.'

Employers and employees can also contact the Acas helpline for free and confidential advice.

If you would like any help in this area please do get in touch.