How Specialist Accountants Help Businesses Through Tough Times

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Running a business is tough. When the economy turns south, it can be very difficult to maintain your business in an environment where there are fewer opportunities for growth. Couple that with the uncertainty of the pandemic and you get very tough times indeed. Fortunately, having a trusted specialist who understands the nuances of small […]

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6 Steps to Keep Your Business Financially Fit and Healthy

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As a business owner, you are probably always looking for ways to increase revenue. But what about ensuring that your company is financially fit and healthy? While it may seem like the two are mutually exclusive, they are not. In this post we’ll share six simple tips that will help ensure that your company is […]

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5 Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses on a Budget

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We all know that marketing can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of great strategies for marketing available for small businesses on a budget. These are tried and true methods that will help you attract more customers or clients without spending too much money.   Make […]

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5 Ways To Control Your Business Costs

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Running a business can be expensive. From the cost of supplies to employee wages, it’s easy for business costs to get out of hand quickly. If you want your business to succeed in the long-term, then there are some steps that you need to take in order to control these costs and keep them under […]

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7 Things You Must Do Before Launching: The Small Business Checklist

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Getting ready to launch a small business is an exciting venture that many people dream of. Yet before you go into it blindly, there are some important tasks that need to be completed first. In this blog, we’ll discuss the things you really must do before launching your small business to make sure everything goes […]

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Getting Ready for HMRC’s New Penalty Regime

  Please note that as of  13th January some dates have changed. VAT penalties will be introduced on 1st January 2023 instead of 1st April 2022. Points do not mean prizes with the new Penalty Regime… Paying your tax bill on time can be a struggle. The HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC’s) penalty regime exists, […]

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The Impact of the New National Insurance Changes

You’ll no doubt have seen the news of a rise in both employees’ and employers’ National Insurance contributions (NICs). It’s been a contentious move by the Government, with some people seeing the policy as a necessary way of generating extra revenue for the NHS and social care, and others questioning if a tax on workers […]

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VAT, how does it work?

Value-Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax that is levied on goods that have had value added at each stage of the supply chain. Businesses with turnover of £85,000 in a rolling 12 month period or more have to register for VAT. But even if your sales are below that level, you can register on […]

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Proposed Change for Sole Traders Accounting Period

Are you self-employed? Or are you a partner in a trading partnership? If you are, you should be aware of the proposed changes to the accounting period for unincorporated businesses. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is proposing to change the way that unincorporated businesses (Partnerships and Sole Trades) are taxed, moving from a ‘current year’ […]

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Are Staff Social Events Tax-Free?

If the rules around social functions are followed, staff events like your end-of-year party, or your summer barbecue are tax-deductible for you, as the employer, and tax-free for your staff. This means you can claim back some of the expenses you incur when putting on a social event for your team, while also helping to […]

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