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We have put together a series of useful Business Guides, available to download.

Can you Improve your Profitability?

Identifying unrealised potential Take your profit and loss (P&L) statement, for example. In itself, it simply provides a historical record of how your business has already performed - it does not explain how to improve your performance in the future. But our...

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Managing a Contractor

A number of businesses use contractors and subcontractors to carry out short-term work or to supply specialist skills on specific projects. Outsourcing work like this can be cost-effective and can make use of particular knowledge, experience and skills that may not...

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Employed or Self-Employed?

The question as to whether someone is employed or self-employed is not as straightforward as it might at first appear. Many people assume they are free to choose, but HMRC state this is not the case. How do you decide? Although there is no clear-cut answer to this...

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Managing Business Budgets and Finances

Introducing the discipline that finance management brings means a business is much better placed to organise and plan its development. Most financial management is relatively simple to implement, and the advantages of doing so far outweigh the time and resources...

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Essential Record Keeping

Whether you are keeping your records manually, use software or are using one of the various cloud-driven accounting systems we will need access to you accounting records to enable us to complete the work on the preparation of your financial statements. Bear in mind...

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Interest and Tax Payments

HMRC charges interest on underpayments of tax, and pays interest (repayment supplement) on overpayments. The rate of interest paid on overpaid tax is lower than the rate charged on underpayments, and interest rates are adjusted frequently in line with commercial...

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Leaving Your Business – Exit Strategy

What plans do you have for leaving? The economy remains challenging and many people's financial aspirations are still a long way off being attained. Thankfully, many have seen a measure of recovery although we are still a way off from the financial problems of recent...

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Workplace Pensions

Auto-enrolment makes it easier for people to save money for their retirement. It means that every employer must automatically enrol eligible staff into a qualifying pension scheme. Complying with auto-enrolment To comply with the new pension reforms, employers will...

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Buying a Franchise

Are you considering starting a new business, or extending your existing business interests? If so, have you thought about buying a franchise? A franchise is a method of running an enterprise with a 'blueprint' designed by a franchiser licensed to the franchisee. In...

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Buying a Business

Buying an established business provides a path that many follow to fulfil their desire to enter into business or expand existing operations. Like buying a second-hand car or house the need for care and due diligence is essential as this could represent the opportunity...

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Residence

Residence is determined by a number of factors including how many days you spend in the UK, where you work and where you have homes. A person may be resident for tax purposes in more than one country in which case their status may be determined by tax treaties between...

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Making a Will

Making a Will is one of the most fundamental aspects of estate planning, yet many people do not appreciate its importance. It is an essential document that seeks to ensure your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. You will thus be assured that you...

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