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Category Archives:SMEs / Business

Ten top tips for boosting your budget

Effectively managing your budget is crucial for business success, especially in challenging economic times.

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Is incorporation still the way to go for solid financial planning?

From a tax planning perspective, incorporation of a business into a limited company has long been considered the gold standard in business development and growth – but is this still the right move?

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Streamlining your payroll set-up with employment and tax records

When your business takes on a new employee, we know that you’re eager to get them settled into their role – but not before you’ve completed the right checks and set them up in your payroll system!

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Starting a seasonal business? Here is what you need to know

Are you considering launching a seasonal business? If so, you are beginning an exciting journey that comes with its own set of unique challenges and opportunities.

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How SMEs can benefit from £6.4 million AI training fund

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has recently introduced a vital initiative targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Professional Business Services sector.

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Concerned about Capital Gains Tax changes? Here’s what you need to know.

The start of the 2024/25 financial year saw the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Annual Exempt Amount fall to a historic low of £3,000, down from £6,000 the previous year.

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Changing your VAT details? Remain vigilant over latest fraud activity

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a warning to businesses over fraudulent attempts to access VAT repayments via postal form VAT484.

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Is it time to scale up your start-up?

Scaling your start-up is a crucial decision for business owners, as it can directly impact the business’s long-term success.

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The most common VAT filing mistakes – and why MTD is the solution!

If your business has a turnover of £90,000 or more and sells products or services subject to VAT, then you must register to pay it and file a return to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) – at least once every three months. Read More

How your business can benefit from using Management Accounts

Management Accounts consist of regularly updated reports for both internal managers and external stakeholders or investors.

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