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What the 2014 UK Budget Means for Independent Business

The famous red briefcase

George Osbourne’s latest budget was released today, but what does it means for the business owner? There are many positive moves for business, and it is set in the context of upgrades in economic outlook; an indication that the economy

What Budget 2013 means for Independent Business

The famous red briefcase

George Osbourne’s latest budget was released yesterday and was full of swings and roundabouts, but what does it means for the business owner? There are many positive moves for business, although it is set in the context of further downgrades

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2012 – Tax planning strategies

The famous red briefcase

We’ve been looking closely at the Chancellor’s statement and subsequent analysis to try and determine the things that our clients need to be mindful of now and strategies you should employ to ensure you continue to be tax efficient and

RTI Stands for… Relax Totally It’s covered…

PAYE RTI is coming, as you’d expect, we’ve got it covered If you have employees, you’ll be receiving a letter shortly from HMRC about Real Time Information. It can sound a bit daunting, so here are the things you need

Moving your business from struggling to strategic

Thought about your management accounts lately? No? You’re not alone. We appreciate that management accounts aren’t the top of most business-owners’ To Do lists. But here are a couple of reasons why they should be: To gain finance – There

Take the sting of potential tax investigations

You don’t have to be Jimmy Carr to be put in the spotlight about your tax affairs. Being investigated by HMRC is no laughing matter, especially as it’s becoming more common. The temptation is to assume that if you pay

Add Xero to subtract the pain from personal finances

We all know that running a business takes up a great deal of time. It can be very tempting to overlook your own finances when you’re keeping a close eye on your business spending. This is what inspired Lyn Kent,

Why bother with budgeting?

Here’s an important question for you, whether you’ve just started your financial year or you’re just coming to the end of it. Have you given any thought to your budget for next year? We work with businesses every day, so

Company cars – they don’t need to cost the earth

Whoever said it’s not that easy being green has obviously never looked into the advantages of tax breaks for new energy efficient cars.

From A to B affordably

Is your business revving up to pay high vehicle costs? With the ever increasing cost of motoring and a more punitive tax regime, it’s worth revisiting the comparative cost of private mileage and company vehicles. Here we look at a

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