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Re-enrolment for Workplace Pensions: An Employers Guide

Re-enrolment for Workplace Pensions: An Employers Guide

We all know that saving for our pensions is important and when the Workplace Pension requirements came in a few years ago, it was a step forward for employees all over the country. However as an employer, it may also have felt like one more thing to understand, fund and juggle with business as usual (hopefully you had the help of a friendly accountant to take some of the pain away!).

20 June 2019
Pricing: How do we work out our fees?

Pricing: How do we work out our fees?

We know price is an important factor when choosing an Accountant so we've written this article to explain how we calculate our fees and ensure they are clear and transparent.

05 June 2019
Get the most from your business mileage claims with Trip Catcher

Get the most from your business mileage claims with Trip Catcher

Employees of a business (including directors and owners) must keep records of business mileage, claiming HMRC's Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAP's). Supporting evidence must be maintained to support any payment in respect of AMAP's. Trip Catcher captures business journeys as you make them and as it integrates seamlessly with both Xero and Receiptbank gives you comfort that your business mileage claims are correct.

22 May 2019
Research & Development Tax Credits: The hidden gem that you may be missing out on!

Research & Development Tax Credits: The hidden gem that you may be missing out on!

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.”

19 April 2019
How to build a Budget for your agency business

How to build a Budget for your agency business

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. 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.

02 April 2019
Chancellor delivers Spring Statement amid 'cloud of uncertainty'

Chancellor delivers Spring Statement amid 'cloud of uncertainty'

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.

19 March 2019
Xerocon 2018 Newsflash

Xerocon 2018 Newsflash

Xerocon 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.

19 November 2018
Hammond delivers pre-Brexit Budget for a 'brighter future'

Hammond delivers pre-Brexit Budget for a 'brighter future'

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.

05 November 2018
Why Pay More: Are you maximising your tax free benefits?

Why Pay More: Are you maximising your tax free benefits?

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?

14 September 2018
Why every business needs a budget

Why every business needs a budget

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.

08 September 2018
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