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Year-End Accounts

A Simple Guide to Year-End Accounts

04 January 2019

For sole traders and partnerships, year end accounts will form the basis of a business owners’ Self Assessment tax return. If it’s a partnership, the year-end accounts will also state the balance on each partner’s current account. For owner-managed...

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Corporation Tax Made Easy

Corporation Tax Made Easy

28 December 2018

Corporation Tax in the UK is a tax that limited companies need to pay on their profits. It’s a bit like Income Tax for companies, but the difference is that companies don’t have a personal allowance. This means that...

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Grants for Local Businesses

Helping Hands – Grants and Support for Local Businesses

21 December 2018

Local businesses have a lot to worry about. Even without the uncertainty caused by Brexit, it’s unfortunately quite common for startups to fail before they’ve had a chance to shine. There’s the complexity of accounting, poor hiring choices and...

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VAT returns

Figuring out VAT Returns

14 December 2018

If you’re a startup struggling with the complexities of business finance, one thing you need to know about is VAT returns. How do they factor into your business? Do you need to send them, even if you don’t have...

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Brexit and SMEs

What Will Brexit mean for Small Businesses?

07 December 2018

As we approach the end of 2018, the future of Brexit Britain looks bleak. After a scandalous and polarising referendum, the UK voted narrowly to leave in June 2016. Two years on, and it seems like the government’s plan...

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personal tax returns

A Guide to Personal Tax Returns

30 November 2018

Most people won’t have to fill in a self-assessment form: the Pay As You Earn system does most of the work for you, if you’re working for somebody else. However, if you: Are self-employed, A company director, Earn more...

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R&D Tax Claim

What To Do When Making a R&D Tax Claim

23 November 2018

If you’re a company that likes to develop new products and services, you’re hopefully familiar with the HMRC’s R&D Tax Claim system. But if you aren’t, you could be spending way more than you need to on your research...

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investor-ready

Making Your Company Investor-Ready

16 November 2018

It should be pretty obvious how companies grow: hire more employees, take on more clients and get the financial investment you need to grow. But without investment, your company’s effectively stuck in limbo. You can’t bring on more staff...

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Startup Mistakes

Common Startup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

09 November 2018

You read horror stories about startups all the time. When it comes to starting a business and maintaining it, there’s a lot of things to think and worry about. How much should you spend on marketing? How much should...

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