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June 27, 2018

Online accounting has inevitably led to a plethora of cheap and faceless solutions because the technology we now have has made compliance work easier to process. (Compliance work is all the mandatory documents that are sent over to HMRC, for example your year-end accou...

March 27, 2018

Remember the Autumn budget announcement made by the Chancellor last November about the new changes which will be introduced in April? No worries if not because we have outlined them for you below.

Who will be affected?

Homeowners

Motorists

Workers on minimum wage

All UK emp...

September 28, 2017

The cost of hiring a subcontractor for business purposes is an allowable expense and will reduce your taxable profit.

You must make sure that they are genuine subcontractors, otherwise you will have to treat them as employees; this means that tax, national insurance and...

September 21, 2017

Dividends

When taking out dividends from your business, you must be aware of how much tax you will have to pay.

The tax free dividends allowance stands currently at £5,000. Anything above this will attract dividend tax.

The rates of tax are:

  • The first £5,000 of dividen...

September 13, 2017

You can only claim VAT on mileage if your travels meet the criteria as an allowable expense.

Read more here to find out what qualifies as allowable business travel.

Assuming the travel is allowable, using you own vehicle means you can claim on mileage at the following ra...

September 6, 2017

This is a question we get asked a lot.

As cloud accountants, we always push the idea of the cloud, simply because we find it is the best way to do business.

So is it secure?

The truth is that there will be threats of insecurity in whatever software you decide to use, whe...

August 30, 2017

Registering as an employer

If you are yet to create a HMRC account, you can do this online – you can then complete the registration to become an employer online. You will need to do this if you’re planning to employ staff or if you are using subcontractors for construct...

August 15, 2017

Childcare costs

Childcare can become very expensive, however many are not aware of how the government and employers can help the situation.

Get an estimate from the Gov.uk childcare costs calculator regarding how much you could get to help pay for approved childcare.

How...

August 8, 2017

Chasing money is not how any business owner wants to spend their time, however chasing late payments can become a continuous, mundane and irritating task that causes a lot of worry. You may not be able to pay your suppliers if your customers are not paying you; you mig...

July 18, 2017

Accidentally hitting ‘like’ on a person’s 7-year-old post or picture. Oops.

Now they know you’re a stalker! Not to worry – we’ve all been there and they won’t think anything of it. Social media is there to scroll through so if you’ve been snooping and have tapped the li...

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