The Autumn Budget Report 2018 – Key Measures That Relate to Business Owners

On Monday 29 October 2018, The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the second Autumn Budget. His key message was that ‘austerity is coming to an end – but discipline will remain. He also stated that there may be a full-scale Spring Budget in 2019 in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Here is a summary [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Accounting|0 Comments

Making More Profitable Sales

An extract from the book ‘Stress proof your business and your life’ written for the clients of Keen Dicey Grover by Steve Pipe and Elisabeth Wilson "Making more profitable sales is crucial and there are three ways to start approaching this challenge: • Benchmarking – when you benchmark your gross margins against others in your [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Two Types of Money

An extract from the book ‘Stress proof your business and your life’ written for the clients of Keen Dicey Grover by Steve Pipe and Elisabeth Wilson "Money is a major cause of stress. Or,to be more accurate, not having enough money is a major cause of stress. So let's take a fresh look at your [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Getting Ready for Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB)

What is MTDfB? MTDfB is an upcoming piece of legislation from HMRC which will mean that many businesses, including sole traders, will have to send quarterly updates to HMRC, of their income and expenditure in a digital format. HMRC’s MTDfB is currently being piloted on a voluntary basis and the regulation requirements for MTDfB for [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tax Investigation Insurance for Business Owners

A business owner's responsibility includes ensuring that all tax due is paid on a timely basis. For many business owners it is then assumed that they can get on with their business and not have to interact with HMRC until the next tax due pay date. Unfortunately HMRC can, and do, carry out investigations into [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Accounting|0 Comments

The Spring Budget Report 2018 – Key Points That Relate to Business Owners

  On 13 March 2018 Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his Spring Statement 2018, this time there was there was no red briefcase, no red book, and on a positive note; no tax changes and, as a result, there was a push towards dealing with potential alterations to the tax system via consultation.   However, it [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Accounting|0 Comments

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