SME's late payment
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Why are small businesses spending £5,000 per year chasing late payments?

A recent study showed that almost 75% of all small businesses in the United Kingdom spend an average of 9 days per quarter chasing money they are owed by customers or clients. Taking the average hourly wage in the UK, this converts into the cost of £5,000 per year for a business. The study revealed […]

GDPR Consequences
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What are the consequences of GDPR?

On the 25th of May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially be enforced across the whole of the European Union. This will also affect all businesses outside the EU if they are to deal with EU citizens’ data. What is GDPR? The digital world has excelled since the Data Protection Act […]

New Tax Year
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How will the new tax year affect you?

As of today (6th April 2018) the new tax year has arrived. With this bringing changes for millions of people, it’s important to understand how this will affect you. Changes to tax free income, pension limits and death duty are just a few that will come into place today. Most UK residents will also see […]

Allowable expenses
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Allowable expenses – Simplified for Business Owners

Understanding that you can’t subtract all of your self-employed expenses is imperative. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has clearly stated what you can and can’t include, expenses that are eligible to be tax-free are known as ‘allowable expenses’. HMRC has defined allowable expenses to ensure that business owners understand that they can only take away […]

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Inheritance Tax – Our Simple Guide

What is it? Inheritance tax is a taxing of the estate of someone who has just died. Inheritance tax only occurs on any inheritance above the threshold of £325,000. If the value of your estate is above this threshold, known as the nil rate band (NRB) of £325,000; then the part of your estate that […]

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Deadline for online self assessment tax return approaching

With the deadline for submitting paper returns already passed, it is now the final countdown to completing your tax return online. You now have until the 31st January to get this done; bare in mind if it’s your first time the information needed from HM Revenue and Customs can take up to 20 working days. […]

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2017 Autumn budget: What does it mean?

Last week Chancellor Philip Hammond stood in the House of Commons and gave the Autumn Budget. After raising a few eyebrows when he delivered his first budget last spring, we have put together the key announcements. Business Rate These will now increase by Consumer Price Index (CPI) which will come into effect in April 2018, […]

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Bank of England warning over car financing

We recently spoke about the growing consumer credit topping £200bn for the first time since 2008. Now reports are confirming a startling warning given by the Bank of England in a bid to warn of risks to the economy. The British economy had once relied partly on the population to invest in buying new cars […]

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Surge of unsecured consumer credit tops £200bn for first time since 2008

Borrowing totals for UK tops £200bn for the first time since the global financial crisis. This consists of overdrafts, credit cards, loans and overdrafts. With Britain’s financial watchdog hounding in to rein in the expanding consumer debt, it’s clear to see that the figures published by the Bank of England have mounted pressure on regulators […]

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Labour’s Corporation Tax pledge

We’ve all been keeping an ear to the ground regarding the latest manifestos and their contents. One of the most vibrant of which is the idea behind Labour’s Corporation Tax increase up to 26%. Over the last 5 decades we have seen the rates introduced at 40% and quickly rose to 45% 4 years later […]

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