The new year stretches ahead .. how do you keep to plan?

We are now approaching the middle of February and time already seems to be picking up pace. Most successful business owners will start any year with enthusiasm for increasing sales and improving the quality of customer delivery . Yet with all the activity and gusto one thing remains a consistent question from business owners; how [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Accounting|0 Comments

Autumn Budget 2017 – Key Points for Businesses Owners

Budget 2017 - On the 22nd November the Chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced the Autumn Budget 2017 and outlined his plan for the future of Britain. In comments released ahead of the speech, Mr Hammond strikes an upbeat tone, saying he will use the Autumn Budget 2017 to ‘look forwards, embrace change, meet [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|Accounting|0 Comments

It’s good to talk – it may save you some tax!

The Summer is over, we are now entering Q4 and for many the tax season is once again upon us. It’s always a busy time in September and October, trying to pick up the activities that were left hanging from the holiday season, striving to bring in sales and planning for next year’s growth. Irrespective [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|Accounting|0 Comments

Do cheap accountants really save you money?

It is always important to make a distinction between price and value when making hiring decisions of any kind. It is widely recognised that small businesses do need to be cost conscious, yet we have all experienced the situation where using the ‘cheapest’ option actually leads to unexpected problems and can actually prove to be [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Do you see your Accountant as your business solution partner?

Starting, running and growing a business is a challenge and most business owners will agree that having the right type of support is crucial to driving a successful business. Many business owners may, however, be under the impression that the Accountant’s role is purely focussed on end of year accounts and tax submissions, however there [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Accounting|0 Comments

Spring Budget Report 2017 – Important information for Small Businesses

The Spring Budget brought good news and some bad news for small businesses, Enterprise Nation provides a clear summary to understand the changes: Firstly the good news. Small businesses and landlords under the VAT threshold will have an extra year to prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD). This is the measure which the government will be [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Accounting|0 Comments

What do business owners really want from their accountant?

Generally business owners work with accountants to meet the necessity for compliance, yet more and more business owners are now speaking out and stating that what they really need from an accountant is to give them the support their businesses really need. There is some very good feedback and data online with regards to what [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Accounting|0 Comments

Is it worth using a payroll managed service?

Many business owners face the challenge of having to work very long hours to ensure the stability and growth of their business. The average of the UK working week is 37 hours, yet recent statistics show that small business owners work an average of 52 hours a week. There are many theories around working more [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Accounting|0 Comments

Autumn Statement 2016: Key Policy information for small businesses

Autumn Statement On 23rd November 2016 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered his plans to keep "Britain open for business". Whilst his announcement that the government will be scrapping the Autumn Statement with the introduction of a Spring Statement from 2018 generated some surprise, the list of policies outlined were less of a [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Accounting|0 Comments

Which bookkeeping software is the best for your business?

The market has been flooded with different bookkeeping / accounting software options and some business owners may be struggling with the overwhelming amount of information regarding which one they should be using for their business. Choosing the right bookkeeping / accounting software is a key decision for every business owner. The software package needs to [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments