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Tax | 19 April 2019

If you are undertaking a project, that is bespoke within your industry, there is a chance that you don’t even know that your expenditure may qualify for Corporation Tax relief! Qualifying Research & Development expenditure as defined by HM Revenue & Customs as “Work that qualifies for R&D relief must be part of a specific project to make an advance in science or technology. It can’t be an advance within a social science like economics or a theoretical field like pure math.”

Better Business | 02 April 2019

If you’ve not set a budget for your agency before, or if you have but you want to check that it’s realistic and is actually going to help your agency successfully grow, then this post is aimed at you. Hopefully, as you’re reading this post, you’re already aware of the benefits of having a budget but if not, take a look at our blog ‘Why every business needs a budget’. Building a budget is like building a three-dimensional Sudoku puzzle, there are so many moving parts that all need to fit together to make sense. In this blog, we have focused on building a profit and loss budget but it is also important to budget for your balance sheet and cash flow. We’ll look at those in one of the next in our series of budget articles.

Tax | 19 March 2019

The Chancellor's 2019 Spring Statement gave the government the opportunity to consider the longer-term fiscal challenges ahead of Brexit, and initiate consultations on how these can be addressed. Following this, we have put together a PDF which provides an overview of the updated forecasts for the UK economy and public finances, which we trust you will find useful.

Latest News | 19 November 2018

Xerocon 2018 NewsflashXerocon is an exciting annual conference run by Xero for its accounting partners and the Xero app community. It is an inspiring event where we get the chance to learn not only what is in the pipeline for Xero, but we also get to hear from some amazing people about the landscape for small businesses and what we can and should be doing to support you.

Latest News | 05 November 2018

The Chancellor's 2018 Autumn Budget contained some important announcements and confirmed a number of changes planned for the new tax year. Following this, we have put together a PDF which contains the latest tax and financial information, which we trust you will find useful. For more information on how the changes may affect you, please contact us.

Tax | 14 September 2018

Here’s my top 10 tax-free benefits that all small business owners should know about. No PAYE or NI liability for the employee or employer – what’s not to like?

Better Business | 08 September 2018

Whether you are worried about a recent change in your business, or you have ambitious plans to grow, it is the budget that will give you comfort that you are making the right decisions.

The Weekly Edit | 04 August 2018

The Weekly editOur weekly round-up of essential reading for those running and working in Owner Managed Business, Creative agencies and Estate Agencies. Business reacts to interest rate rise. The interest rate rise of 0.25% has received a mixed response from business with some areas welcoming the increase as a measure to rising prices, others concerned on the impact on the economy which remains sluggish because of Brexit uncertainty.

The Weekly Edit | 09 July 2018

The Weekly editOur weekly round-up of essential reading for those running and working in an Owner Managed Business, Creative agency or Estate Agency.Cash is just grief. This article in the Guardian talks about the trend in the retail and hospitality industry to move away from cash. Fintech companies such as iZettle enable businesses to take card payments without the long contracts and high fees that the more established ‘merchant services’ providers have previously historically insisted on.

The Weekly Edit | 01 July 2018

The Weekly editOur weekly round-up of essential reading for those running and working in Owner Managed Business, Creative agencies and Estate Agencies. HMRC recently announced its long-awaited consultation on extending off-payroll working reform to the private sector. Here's what contractors, and employers of contractors, need to know...

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