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Should you buy an electric company car?

With the price of fuel continually rising, along with the sale of new petrol and diesel cars ending in 2030, the popularity of electric cars is rocketing.

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New initiative helps to make the most of the pavement cafe culture

The move by the Government to make pavement licences permanent presents an opportunity for the hard-pressed hospitality industry.

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Enterprise investment rebounds strongly after being hit by pandemic

There has been a fall in investment of around 12 per cent in the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), largely caused by the effects of the pandemic.

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Every business has goals, but how can you achieve them?

Without being motivated by business goals, it could be easy for the business to become stagnant.

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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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Student finance: How can employers stay up to date?

Student finance appears to be an issue that regularly changes, meaning those in charge of payroll for businesses must adapt to keep up.

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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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Construction subcontractors: All you need to know about payments

If you are a contractor working in the construction industry you are likely to rely on the services of subcontractors – but what rules do you need to consider when paying them?

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Discovery assessments: Catch up with the latest changes

Discovery assessments look set to be applied to the High-Income Benefit Charge under new legislation set out by the Government.

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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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