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Why moving to the cloud won’t cost the earth


July 18th, 2018

Cloud accounting is a system that is growing in popularity across a range of businesses from the construction and retail sectors to new start-ups. Xero, a pioneer of cloud-based accounting software, offers a number of packages which prioritise security and data integrity whilst retaining the adaptability that enables you to match the system with your […]


WE KNOW / A much better way of selling for your business…


July 17th, 2018

The world of sales – love it or hate it, we are all involved in it. Most of us sell something or are sold something every day. Probably without even realising it… On your way to work today the person on the radio will have sold you the idea of staying with them by telling […]


OFFSHORE ASSETS? ACTION REQUIRED


July 16th, 2018

If you have offshore assets of any kind please read this notice: 30 September 2018 – is a vitally important date for all those who have, previously undisclosed offshore income and gains. This is the date by which you will have had to disclose income and gains and settled any tax liabilities arising. Why is this […]


Making people redundant: how much will it cost me?


June 25th, 2018

Whether it is due to a change in the focus of the business, a new method that doesn’t require the same staffing, or even the business itself closing down, sometimes businesses must make the difficult call of making an employee, or employees, redundant. However, in order to comply with the law there are procedures that […]


Turn your satisfied customers into raving fans…


May 25th, 2018

Step into your customers’ shoes for a moment and ask yourself these questions… If I were a customer using my business would I be happy with being simply satisfied? Would satisfaction mean that I would come back again and again? And would I refer my business to other customers? If the answer to these any […]


WE KNOW / about new tax allowances


May 24th, 2018

We are now contacting our clients to request the appropriate information for the completion of personal tax returns for the year ended 5 April 2018. There are two new allowances for the 2017/18 tax year and it is important that you let us know the appropriate information to enable us to claim them on your […]


Plastic not-so-fantastic; why higher taxes could be coming and what you can do to pre-empt them


May 15th, 2018

Due in part to the disturbing images and facts broadcast to millions of viewers in the BBC’s Blue Planet 2, the use of plastic has come to the forefront of the public consciousness. With EU legislation being proposed, and with pressure on the government to reduce the amount of plastic polluting the environment, Phillip Hammond […]


Freelancing is booming; here’s how to get started


April 24th, 2018

Take your first steps in Freelancing and launch your new career With the right preparation and research, freelance work can be a lucrative and rewarding alternative to being an employee. More and more professionals, both at the beginning of their career and towards the end, are recognising the potential of freelance work either as a […]


Small businesses: don’t be a victim if your major customer goes under


April 19th, 2018

On January 15th Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction business, went into liquidation after losing money on major contracts and running up debts of £1.5 billion. As with many such collapses the worst affected will be the smaller suppliers and sub-contractors. In order to minimise your credit exposure to your biggest customers you need to […]


Data breaches and GDPR: get up to date with the latest regulations


April 19th, 2018

On 25th May the two-year transition period for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be over and the regulation will be enforceable. Businesses that fail to comply could face large fines and other sanctions. It’s important for businesses to know what GDPR is, and what the key terms mean. In short, GDPR is […]