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Accounting Tips That Will Keep Your Small Business on track

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The life of a small business isn’t easy, your day is packed with jobs and other activities that need to be done, but they may not always be how you would like to be spending your time – keeping on

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Don’t delay – Submit your tax return today!

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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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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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Do you know your numbers?

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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?

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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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Which road should your business take?

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Starting a business isn’t easy, your wish may be to create a lifestyle and have unlimited income opportunities, but let’s face it in order for that to happen you need focus and motivation, without these you just won’t know which

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Tax Deductions – Are you losing out?

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When completing your tax return a good accountant will check that all of your tax deductions are included. Sadly, however, some are less pro-active and will simply process the details you give them, without looking for extra tax savings. So,

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Get those invoices paid quicker!

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The problems faced by small business due to late payments have been very much in the news lately, as a business owner you are very aware of the importance of getting paid on time and that payment delays can seriously

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Tis the season to be jolly (and tax free!!)

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Did you know that HMRC seasonal rules allow employers to throw staff a tax free Christmas party!! It’s true – the seasonal allowance can be used to subsidise employee food, drink, travel or accommodation. Employers have been reminded that in the

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Don’t be afraid of… TAX Returns!!

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Halloween is just days away, so what are you most scared of? Ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night? Or could it be that you’re more afraid of submitting your paper tax return!!   If you are

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