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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.

21 Jan 2020

The importance of external audits to a small business

An external audit is an examination of a business’ financial statements by an independent organisation, by a registered audit firm such as ourselves.

03 Dec 2019

Should I hire an accountant for my small business?

When it comes to establishing and then growing a brand, business owners are often faced with a magnitude of challenges, from understanding how to get the most out of their finances to dealing with the HMRC.

04 Nov 2019

Are Christmas Parties Tax-Free?

The annual Christmas party is a great way to have fun and show your employees that you appreciate all their hard work over the year. But what about Christmas party tax considerations?

10 Oct 2019

How to Get the Most Out of Your Pension

Everyone wants to get the most out of their pension, but how should you go about doing it? There are lots of pension planning tactics you can employ, and here we outline just a few of them.

03 Sep 2019

Corporate Tax Planning for Small Businesses

One of the most important things you have to consider when starting a business is your corporate tax planning. In this guide, we hope to clarify a few things so you can get your taxes set up properly and make important savings.

05 Aug 2019

Pros and Cons of VAT Registering a Small Business

If you run a small business, Value Added Tax (VAT) is something that you may or may not need to pay. Even if you do not have to register for VAT, you may decide that it is the right option for your business. Here we look at the advantages and disadvantages of VAT registration for small businesses.

03 Jul 2019

Closing a Limited Company: What You Need to Know

If you are considering closing a limited company, there are various things you need to be aware of. Here we outline the different exit strategies according to the situation of your company.

05 Jun 2019

How to Start a Limited Company

Setting up a limited company has many benefits. Not only is it a tax-efficient way to run a business, but you can also make your business more attractive to clients who would not work with a sole trader.


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