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16 Nov 2020

Which Home Office Expenses Can I Claim for and How?

One of the numerous changes in the way we live, which has been thrown up due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the growth in the number of employees working from home. Back in June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicated that just under half of workers reported working from home.

04 Nov 2020

When Is My Online Tax Return Due - 2020

Whether you’re employed, self-employed, a business owner, a landlord or a sole trader, everyone in the UK will have at least some contact with HMRC during their working life.

13 Oct 2020

What is the difference between accounting and bookkeeping?

Managing a successful business relies on the accurate and efficient management of financial data.

07 Oct 2020

How do gifts affect inheritance taxes?

Death is never a pleasant topic to discuss but thinking ahead can help to navigate some of the financial complications that can arise when you or a loved one passes away.

11 Sep 2020

Cheap Employee Incentives that Motivate Staff

The cost of hiring and training new employees is ever-increasing, and on top of that cost, can also be incredibly time consuming for you as an employer. Competing firms are most likely offering some fantastic work perks, and you must therefore adapt your offering to remain appealing to any potential superstar applicants.

17 Aug 2020

The Benefits of Outsourcing Accountancy Services

There are hundreds of different rules and best-practices to both consider and understand when attempting to manage a business’ or even an individual’s accounts.

08 Jul 2020

Common mistakes with national minimum wage

No matter how large an organisation, mistakes around national minimum wage can sometimes occur. These mistakes often come with a hefty fine and publicity that most businesses may have preferred to go without.

15 Jun 2020

The best software packages for small businesses

Starting a small business can be extremely daunting, with an ever-growing to-do list and a huge amount of planning required around every aspect, everyone needs some support from time to time.

11 May 2020

Why having an accountant is important during recession

A recession is defined as a business cycle contraction where we see a general decline in economic activity. Having a balanced and pragmatic approach during worrying times like these is key to business continuity and success.

14 Apr 2020

Is it worth me getting self-employed income protection?

Being self-employed can bring a huge amount of freedom, allowing you to work wherever, however and whenever you choose which can be fantastic for some people’s lifestyles. As with all things though, there are some occasional drawbacks to being self-employed.

11 Mar 2020

How to keep track of invoices and payments in a small business

Keeping track of your invoices and payments is absolutely vital to the success of a small business, this is because the amounts paid affect your business’ cash flow and in turn, the amount of money you have on hand to pay expenses, whether these are regular expenses or an unexpected expense that arises.

11 Feb 2020

How to plan your finances when having a baby

Deciding to have a baby can have a huge impact on a couple’s finances, LV insurance have previously stated that the first year of a baby’s life will cost parents an average of £8,500.

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