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Tax Efficiency

How to Run a Tax Efficient Business

13th September 2021

Running a tax efficient business is crucial to your success. When you find legitimate ways of reducing your small business tax bill, it can increase your margins. This in turn improves cashflow and strengthens your business model.

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Sole trader

Guide for Sole Trader Business Expenses

10th June 2024

As a self-employed sole trader, you can reduce your tax bill significantly by deducting allowable expenses. The key to achieving a successful result is knowing what costs qualify and how to claim when calculating your Self-Assessment

Why You Should Outsource Your Business’s Payroll

Why You Should Outsource Your Payroll

08th May 2024

Outsourcing your company’s payroll to a trusted and professional small business accountant affords many benefits. The obvious ones are saving time and reducing the risks of falling foul of the law, but there are other advantages

Accountants

How Accountants Can Help with Business Decision Making

10th April 2024

Accounting is much more than simply filing tax returns and balancing the books: it also plays a crucial role in making business decisions on often complex financial matters. More than ever today, businesses need the help

Workplace pensions

Workplace Pensions: Your Responsibilities as a Small Business Owner

12th March 2024

Employers are required by law to provide a workplace pension scheme for employees, no matter what size your company is. Even as a small business owner, you have the same obligations as large corporations when it

2% inflation target

Where Did the 2% Inflation Target Originate?

13th February 2024

Central banks all over the world have been striving for years to reduce inflation to 2%, but the figure isn’t based on any academic research. In fact, a growing number of economists and financial experts have

Model house with a percentage sign

How do Capital Allowances Work for Holiday Lets?

12th January 2024

Capital allowances for furnished holiday lets can be confusing to say the least. However, it pays to have an understanding of how the tax system works. There are various expenses and allowances that you can offset

Christmas accounting

Festive Finances: A Guide for SMEs

08th December 2023

In the run-up to Christmas, businesses are more likely to experience cashflow issues, so it’s important to ensure smooth management of your finances at this time of year. The festive period is traditionally hectic, bringing with

Recession

Chances of a Recession are 50/50

10th November 2023

Britain could be heading for a recession after all – despite hopes the threat had been averted in March this year. News from the Bank of England that there’s a 50/50 chance of a recession by

Small Business Owner

When Should Small Businesses Raise Their Prices?

09th October 2023

The current economic crisis of high inflation, interest rates, energy bills and food prices is causing a lack of confidence about trading prospects for many businesses.