Is Your Christmas Party Tax Deductible?

Is Your Christmas Party Tax Deductible?

Make sure you understand the rules – if you provide other annual entertainment for staff in addition to the Christmas party it could take you over HMRC’s exemption limit and cost you more tax. On the other hand, if you stay within the spending limits you...
Finding The Right Accountant For You

Finding The Right Accountant For You

Having a good accountant, for your personal and business finances, is essential.  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. But How Will You Know Where To Find Someone Who Is...
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. 1. What’s Your...
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...
Bookkeeping – Your Training Options

Bookkeeping – 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. Accurate Bookkeeping Forms...
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! From 1 April, if your VAT...
Making Sure You Get Paid

Making Sure You Get Paid

Start as you mean to go on. The joy and relief of winning new business can sometimes stop us from thinking about how and when we are going to be paid for it. If you don’t get payment terms hammered out and agreed before you do the work you could be in for a shock when...
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. Essential Elements For Your...
Starting A Business – Limited or Sole Trader?

Starting A Business – Limited or Sole Trader?

Choose from these popular options when starting a business… 1. Sole Trader – Most Flexible for One Person Starting a Business It’s easy to inform HMRC you are starting a business as self-employed. You can withdraw money for personal use from your business...
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