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4 Typical Frauds and how to protect your business against them.

4 Typical Frauds and how to protect your business against them.

Are you sure fraud could never happen in your business? If you’ve not thought about prevention, you’re risking theft of your money/goods by an insider.

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5 facts you'll need to know about Making Tax Digital

5 facts you'll need to know about Making Tax Digital

You may have heard of the Making Tax Digital system that HMRC is going to insist we all use in due course, reporting our accounts information to HMRC quarterly and electronically.

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Autoenrolment – 5 things you should know

Autoenrolment – 5 things you should know

Do you employ staff? Then you must set up an autoenrolment scheme, even if all of your staff tell you they don’t want to be in your scheme. There are potentially hefty fines starting at £400 and escalating daily if you don’t follow the rules.

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5 reasons a written contract could save you £’000’s

5 reasons a written contract could save you £’000’s

Your business needs to sell goods/services to make money. Just as importantly, you need to get paid in full as soon as possible.

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Big Increase In Your Flat Rate VAT Bill?

Big Increase In Your Flat Rate VAT Bill?

If you use the VAT flat rate scheme or are considering using it you could get a nasty shock. New rules from 1st April could cost you several thousand pounds a year extra. And moving to the standard VAT scheme will still be expensive!

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VAT Invoice Essentials

VAT Invoice Essentials

If you are registered for VAT you must set out your sales invoices in a particular way. If your customer is VAT registered, they will need a valid VAT invoice for them to be able to claim VAT back and by law you must send them one.

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Starting A Business - Limited or Sole Trader?

Starting A Business - Limited or Sole Trader?

Choose from these popular options when starting a business...

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Finding The Right Accountant For You

Finding The Right Accountant For You

A good accountant can advise you on how to save tax, keep your tax affairs up to date, and help you earn more to keep for yourself.

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How to Plan Your Sales Budget

How to Plan Your Sales Budget

A sales budget helps you focus on things you can change Planning a business by first setting a sales budget is the best way to help it grow. The whole process of thinking through the different elements of your business will help you focus on things you can change for the better

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Your Training Options

Your Training Options

With good bookkeeping skills you can get your bookkeeping software to produce reliable reports to help you chase money due to you and decide which suppliers to pay, as well as producing your VAT return and regular Profit and Loss reports.

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