Author: Gillian French

Are you about to commence your start-up journey?

start-up journey

You’re starting a company – that’s great news! You’ve had an amazing commercial idea and you’re following your passion to create your own business. Good for you! But do you know what happens next? Follow this advice and your start-up

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Don’t delay – Submit your tax return today!

tax return

Sole traders across the UK will notice letters from the taxman dropping through their letterboxes in the days ahead, reminding them that the tax year has ended and it’s now time to file their Self-Assessment Tax Return. Of course, the

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Are you aware of this latest telephone scam?

scam

Scams are pretty common these days, whether it’s a suspicious looking e-mail, text or a direct message via social media, if we haven’t received one, we certainly all know someone that has and we are all getting better at spotting

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Tax can be taxing!!

Tax can be taxing

Accountants all across the country breath a sigh of relief when February rolls around – the tax return madness is over and we can get on with making you more tax efficient, rather than trying to beat the HMRC deadline.

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Will You Pursue Your Business Idea in 2019?

small business 2019

Many would be business owners take the opportunity of a new year to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. If you are going to use 2019 to launch your new business then it’s important to remember that finances are a necessary part

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Ditch the gifts and do some good this Christmas…

gift aid christmas small business

At this time of the year many business owners and employees do tit-for-tat giving at Christmas – gifts to clients, gifts to contractors plus the office secret Santa, the result being, generally a whole lot unwanted tat. An alternative for

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Autumn Budget 2018 – how it affects your business…

autumn budget

This time last week we were absorbing the Chancellors Autumn Budget 2018 and overall it contained a lot of positives for small business owners. Here are the key points from the Chancellor’s speech and how they may affect you and

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Be Careful of This Phone Scam…

Phone Scam

In these days of hackers, cybercrime and phishing scams we are all very aware of the risks online from scam artists intent on getting their hands on our money. But are we as vigilant when it comes to telephone contact?

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Do you know your numbers?

know your numbers

As a freelancer, sole trader or small business owner, other than knowledge of your own trade the most important thing to keep on top of in your business are the numbers. Income, expenses, cashflow, projections, first-hand knowledge of these will

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When is a cake, not a cake?

VAT registration

When it is a biscuit! True… No VAT is charged on plain biscuits or cakes. But when a biscuit is covered in chocolate it becomes a luxury and standard rate VAT at 20% is added to the price. Mcvities, famous

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