Appearance is everything in business.  Technology available to us these days, makes it so much easier for your business to appear both professional and ‘big’ to potential clients.  You can be working from your spare room, abroad, your car or office.  All you need is a connection to Wifi or 4G.  It’s not about making […]

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NEW COMPANY LOSS RULES TO GO AHEAD The Finance Bill due to be debated in early September will finally include the new rules for the set off of company losses that were originally announced in March 2016. As a result of the first Finance Act being rushed through due to the snap General Election the […]

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Has the time come when your once purposeful office is piled high with boxes and files?  Has your workshop become more of a storage place than a work place? Is there no more room for desks or new staff and you feel as if you are working on top of one another?  If any of […]

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With an expectation of a rise in costs of goods and services ahead in the wake of Brexit; it makes sense to look at reducing business costs now.  SME’s may, in particular, feel the pinch and need to reduce operational costs across the board. However, one area that businesses should refuse to cut back on […]

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MAKING TAX DIGITAL FOR BUSINESS DELAYED The Government has responded to pressure from accountants and other interested parties and announced the delay of Making Tax Digital for Business to 2020 at the earliest. Quarterly VAT reporting using the new system will be mandatory from 2019. In a further U-turn, three million small businesses and buy […]

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If you own a limited company, or you are self-employed, then you will usually have insurance cover in place.  This article will look at which business insurance expenses can be claimed against your company’s profits. If you want to claim back costs of insurance through your business then then the policy you are claiming for […]

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A shareholder is any person(s) who own at least one share of a company. A shareholders’ agreement, therefore, is a document outlining the legal agreements made between the shareholders of a company, regarding their rights and obligations as shareholders. This agreement is a private contract and can be kept confidential.  This differs from the companies […]

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IMPLICATIONS OF HUNG PARLIAMENT The result of the General Election has left Teresa May and the Conservative Party clinging on to power with support from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland. This leads to a period of significant uncertainty for the country as the BREXIT negotiations are just about to start. Following the […]

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If you are new to being an employer, are you aware of your legal duties and obligations to your staff?  As an employer, it is essential to have some form of employment contract between yourself and your employee.  Below we look at what an employment contract is and explain the necessary paperwork to be completed […]

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ELECTION ON 8TH JUNE – WHAT’S IN THE MANIFESTOS? The decision to call a snap General election on 8th June caught many of us by surprise. The various political parties have been rushing out their manifestos making all sorts of promises if elected. These documents are becoming increasingly important. Bringing in measures contrary to a […]

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