What keeps you up at night?

There seems to be a general trend when it comes to the major concerns of business owners. Stress and lack of sleep can be detrimental not only to the running of your business but to that of your personal health. … Read More

Top 5 accounting tips to save your business time and money.

05 – Go Green Reducing the amount of paper your business uses printing invoices, statements and other documentation will not only save you time and money, it will reduce your carbon footprint on the earth. This is a win-win situation. … Read More

Choosing Accounting Software That’s Right For You

In the distant past, financial records were kept in actual books of account. While this is still possible, digital accounting systems are more likely to be utilised today, with a wide variety of choice available for the modern business owner. … Read More

Company Confirmation Statements — What You Need To Do, Including Identifying Persons With Significant Control

Anyone who’s ever been a director of a limited company should be aware of the need to submit an Annual Return to Companies House each year. Since 30th June 2016, that document has been replaced by a Confirmation Statement that … Read More

Self Assessment — What You Need to Know and How You Can Make the January 31 Deadline if You Start Today

It’s that time of year again when the deadline for submitting your tax return is fast approaching. In fact, if you’re still persisting with a paper return, the deadline has already passed. For those of you submitting online, however, there’s … Read More

Recovering Bad Debts

Recovering Bad Debts No matter how good your credit control procedures are at limiting the risk of bad debts, some debtors will inevitably fail to pay. When this happens, you must choose your course of action to recover the debt. … Read More

Business Expenses — Tax Deductible or Not?

Business Expenses — Tax Deductible or Not? As an independent contractor, you should aim to maximise your earnings after tax. That’s achieved by a combination of a high level of income, being tax-efficient and recharging all allowable expenses. The value … Read More

Changing Your Accountant

Changing Your Accountant Accountants are like bank accounts in that people change them rarely and reluctantly. However, there often comes a time when change is advisable or may even be inevitable. Achieving the Right Service Having a good accountant is … Read More

Getting Paid

Getting Paid Unless you’re a charity worker, unpaid work is worse that none at all. So make sure you get paid for everything you do and, if possible, promptly. That means having an efficient credit control system and, although it … Read More

VAT Registration: Should You Register for VAT or Not?

VAT Registration: Should You Register for VAT or Not? Since tax-efficiency is one of the drivers of independent working, all taxes have to be considered. Value Added Tax (VAT) is one of them and you need to decide if you … Read More