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


Cash flow – how to deal with unpaid invoices

Dealing with late payment and unpaid invoices is frustrating and something that no business owner enjoys spending time on. However, regardless of the size of your business, unpaid invoices aren’t just an inconvenience, they can have a major impact on the running of the business. It is important therefore to have robust strategies in place … Continued


Making Tax Digital – is your business ready?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs – meaning the end of the annual tax return for millions.   Rather than submitting paper returns at the end of the year, … Continued


7 reasons your business needs a bookkeeper

Everyone knows that bookkeeping is essential for the long-term success of your business. However most business owners have little time, or inclination, for routine administration involving things like bookkeeping and tax records. And why should they? Your time could be much better spent doing the day job or drumming up new business.   A bookkeeper … Continued


KPP’s New Kid on the Block – Jane McPherson: Payroll Manager

Say Hello to Jane, our newest member of the KPP team. Jane joins us as Payroll Manager and has a wealth of experience behind her, working for various accountancy practices in the city. With knowledge of Xero, Sage payroll, NEST and the People’s Pension to name but a few of the accounting software programmes Jane … Continued


How long do I need to keep my receipts for?

Whether you are working as a contractor, via your own company, or a self-employed freelancer, you must keep your financial records safe for a number of years. Although it may be tempting to do a spring clean of all your business files and paperwork, we recommend that you keep all records for at least six … Continued


How to prove your income for a mortgage

Buying a first property can be a daunting and stressful experience, especially when it comes to getting a mortgage. It is a paperwork overload at the best of times, but becomes even harder if you are self-employed, or have recently started your own business.   It has become trickier over the past 10 years for … Continued





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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

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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

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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

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