Extension of Government funding schemes

Extension of Government funding schemes

Government funding became a lifeline for many business-owners during COVID-19. However, even beyond times of economic crises, Government schemes and funding initiatives remain an important source of support for SMEs and growing businesses. In recent weeks, HM Revenue & Customs

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VAT efficiency for cost-sensitive SMEs

VAT efficiency for cost-sensitive SMEs

The ‘charge and claim’ cycle associated with Value Added Tax (VAT) often becomes a routine part of running a business but, with VAT contributing significantly to Government’s annual tax receipts, opportunities to improve VAT efficiency should not be overlooked. Cash

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3 tips for choosing cloud accounting software

3 tips for choosing cloud accounting software

Cloud accounting software is not something that can easily be ignored by any business wanting to grow and succeed in the modern world. The benefits of embracing digitisation are extensive, the choice you have at your fingertips equally as vast,

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Why is a shareholders’ agreement so important?

Why is a shareholders’ agreement so important?

Where there are multiple shareholders in a limited company it is important to formalise the working arrangements in respect of the business, and to plan for all eventualities. Creating a shareholders’ agreement is a good way to do this. Although

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Conversations to have with your accountant

Conversations to have with your accountant

Why do you do what you do, as a freelancer or a business owner? This is an important question to ask yourself regularly; it can help to bring the ‘bigger picture’ back into focus when the routine running of your

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Companies House to change filing requirements for small businesses

Companies House to change filing requirements for small businesses

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a whitepaper detailing its response to consultations on Companies House reform. We know the service to be flexible and accessible, as it enables many entrepreneurs, every day, to incorporate

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Holiday lets: new rules to close tax loophole

Holiday lets: new rules to close tax loophole

The Government has announced the forthcoming introduction of new rules to prevent abuse of a ‘tax loophole’ associated with holiday lets. What is a holiday let? Holiday lets are properties let out, short-term, for the sole purpose of ‘holidaying’. Typically

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