Visit from the VAT man – would your business be ready?

VAT officers can visit your business to inspect your VAT records and make sure you’re paying or reclaiming the right amount of VAT at any time. If they turned up next week, are you confident you are ready?   Generally speaking businesses are selected for a VAT inspection by a computerised selection process based on criteria including the businesses turnover, its … Continued


Xero add-ons – making your business simpler

Xero cloud accounting software is not a standalone product. Once you have seen the benefits and decided to move your accounting to the cloud, there are over 700 apps that integrate with Xero to help you reach your goals.   Whether you are looking for something to help deliver projects, improve cash flow, or manage … Continued


Does IR35 apply to you?

IR35 has been around for a number of years and is a term many businesses will be familiar with. It is tax legislation that is designed to combat tax avoidance, by establishing whether people who are self-employed should actually be classed as employees for the purposes of paying tax.   Many workers supply their services … Continued


Warning against the use of umbrella companies to save tax

HMRC has published a new tax Spotlight 45 looking at the use of umbrella companies who are offering to increase your take home pay. It highlights the fact that many employees and self employed contractors are failing to realise that some staff agencies and umbrella companies are flouting tax anti-abuse rules.   HMRC have warned … Continued


Making Tax Digital – key steps for your business

Making Tax Digital is less than nine months away therefore it is vital your business starts planning for it now. The government set out its vision for a transformed tax system a few years ago and since then there’s been a lot of debate and discussion on the topic of Making Tax Digital (MTD), but … Continued


As a contractor, do I need an accountant?

With online DIY accounting tools readily available today, you could be forgiven for thinking that not engaging the services of a contractor accountant could save you a buck or two. But in reality that is not the case.   Time – what should you be focusing your time on? Your accounts or running your business? … Continued


Lie in the sun, work in the cloud

Would you rather be lying on a beach this summer, or stuck in an office chained to your computer? It’s not a trick question, however for many small businesses leaving the office and switching off can be difficult. Whether you are at the early stages of building a new business, or have an established company … Continued


Is your business fit for summer?

We saw a glimmer of sunshine at the weekend, and you could be forgiven for thinking that summer is on it’s way. Well, Spring at least!   With many financial year ends now passed, business owners can finally focus on ‘getting down to business’ and clarify their objectives and goals for the year ahead. Here … Continued


Getting to know you – it’s good to talk

Traditional accountants look at balance sheets, Profit & Loss Accounts, ways to maximise your tax position, and prepare paperwork to meet HMRC obligations (to name but a few standard areas). But there is more to understanding how to provide client service, or good client service, than that. It is all dependent on the value that … Continued





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Visit from the VAT man – would your business be ready?

VAT officers can visit your business to inspect your VAT records and make sure you’re paying or reclaiming the right amount of VAT at any time. If they turned up next week, are you confident you are ready?   Generally speaking businesses are selected for a VAT inspection by a computerised selection process based on criteria including the businesses turnover, its … Continued

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Xero add-ons – making your business simpler

Xero cloud accounting software is not a standalone product. Once you have seen the benefits and decided to move your accounting to the cloud, there are over 700 apps that integrate with Xero to help you reach your goals.   Whether you are looking for something to help deliver projects, improve cash flow, or manage … Continued

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