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UK Tax Codes: Explained

As a sole trader in the UK, understanding the country’s tax system is essential for running a successful business. As a growing business, sorting and organising tax codes for your employees’ wage slips is no small feat. Through the PAYE (Pay As You Earn) system, businesses handle paying any income tax owed by their employees […]

Petty Cash for Small Businesses

Why Petty Cash is Essential for Managing Small Business Expenses

When it comes to small business and sole trader bookkeeping, budgets can be tight and even small expenses can be a big blow to financial stability. This is why many businesses choose to have a petty cash system in the event of a surprise small expense. But what exactly is petty cash and how do […]

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Have You Prepared Your Business For Brexit?

You may have been preparing your business for Brexit for the past four years now, but we are finally coming to an agreement that will create significant change to your business. From 1st January 2021, these significant changes will particularly affect your business if you are going to be doing business with EU companies, importing […]

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Preparing Your Business For The End Of Furlough

The main purpose of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme put in place by the government on the 20th March 2020 was in order to avoid the large rise in employment which was inevitable for the future of many businesses. As of 16th August 2020, the Job Retention Scheme was supporting 1.2 million employers which accounts […]

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Claiming The HMRC Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

We have covered many types of financial support for SMEs since the outbreak of COVID-19, but we haven’t yet touched on what support is available for the self-employed. So, are you self-employed and in need of financial support due to the COVID-19 outbreak? In this blog post, we will discuss the financial assistance supplied by […]

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Our Simple Guide On Inheritance Tax

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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Online Self Assessment Tax Return Deadline 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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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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