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Brexit is here- what steps should you consider to protect your business?

Wednesday, 20th July 2016

  The vote to leave the European Union has already had some ramifications. For those of us who have seen a number of recessions in our professional careers, some comparisons were immediately made. Was it more breath-taking than either the 1987 stock market crash – when equities fell on Black Monday by more than 10 [...]


Accountancy Software-Which one is best for you?

Wednesday, 13th July 2016

    If you have read my recent Blogs you will have learned more about why you should consider a Cloud accountancy software and how it can save you time on bookkeeping. This week I would like to talk to you about the main consideration to determine what type of programme will suit your business [...]


Sole trader? Here are 5 Good Reasons why you should have an accountant

Tuesday, 28th June 2016

According to the government, three-quarters of all British businesses are sole traders, which amounts to about 3.6m businesses out of some 4.8m firms. Based on this you could say that Sole Traders drive the UK economy. If you are a sole trader yourself or looking to become one you might be considering if you should [...]


Bookkeeping is so time consuming- here is how you can reduce it using software

Tuesday, 14th June 2016

The best description I can think of for bookkeeping is ‘painful but essential’. This is one area of your business that you cannot afford to let go of as it can spell disaster for your business. Many small business owners tend to do their own bookkeeping but as the business grows it becomes harder to [...]


Cloud based accounting software: Why should you consider it?

Wednesday, 25th May 2016

  These days most people are aware of the term ‘cloud based software’ and many business owners use it in their business. When it comes to accountancy software there is a real mix among my clients, anything from cloud based versions through to more traditional packages and home-made spreadsheets. Dare I say, we also have [...]


Is it still worth going Limited?

Thursday, 19th May 2016

The Dividend Tax introduced in April has changed the way Limited companies are taxed and,  as a result,  many tax benefits available to Limited Company shareholders  were greatly reduced. The tax change is expected to provide billions to help plug the hole in the public finances, and will also fulfil another Government objective – to [...]


Are your family members shareholders in your company?

Wednesday, 27th April 2016

Up until April 2016 the most common way to pay yourself as the director of your limited company was using a mixture of salary and dividends. Therefore most directors currently take a small salary and the remainder of their company’s profits as dividends as this is the most tax-efficient payment method. As you know from [...]

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