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Category Archives:Business Advice

Can my business pay for my garden office?

When it comes to purchasing and expensing a garden office, you may be wondering if your company can cover the costs.

Whilst this is possible, there are the following caveats and issues to contend with that you should keep in mind.

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Hospitality business owners: how should you distribute tips between staff members?

When starting up a hospitality business, it is important to factor in that some customers may choose to tip members of staff.

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Dividends V Salary: Making profits pay for your salary

We all want to keep more of our hard-earned money. For business owners, it can be a difficult balancing act to find the most tax-efficient way to get paid from the company’s profits.

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How can your business boost its revenue?

Raising revenue is often one of the key objectives for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), however it can be a difficult process to navigate. Read More

Payroll: how to get it right

One of the key things that small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) need to get right is payroll. Read More

How would an Online Sales Tax affect your business?

The UK Government is set to assess whether to introduce an Online Sales Tax (OST) as a solution to the tax imbalance in the retail sector. Read More

How can apprenticeships help your business?

As you may know it is currently National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (NAW). From 7 February to 13 February 2022, the Government is running this campaign to highlight benefits of apprenticeships for both employers and employees. Read More

Profit improvement: steps to consider for your business

As this year closes and we begin into a new start, it is a better time than ever to look over your business operations and analyse how you can improve profitability. Read More

Plastic Packaging Tax: what is the new levy and how can my business prepare?

The Plastic Packaging Tax – also known as the PPT – will come into force from next year. Read More

Workers claiming Working Tax Credit urged to update their hours

Workers in receipt of Working Tax Credit (WTC), have been urged to check if they need to update their working hours. Read More

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